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Traffic Jams, Snakes, And Spiders

Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe | January 11, 1976

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The prophet Isaiah paints a very grim picture of sin. All of us are good at making excuses for our sin, but in reality, all iniquities are evil before God. As Pastor Wiersbe dismantles our excuses for sin, he reminds us that revival will come when individual people stop making excuses, confess their sin, and stand for truth.

Transcripts for Dr. Wiersbe's sermons are forthcoming. Below is an outline of his message.

In this chapter, the prophet Isaiah is painting a very grim picture of sin.

Revival comes when individual people deal with their sin.

We are all very good at making excuses for our sins.

Isaiah deals with and demolishes the excuses for our sins.

  • We think that our personal sin isn’t serious.
    • All sin is evil and serious in the eyes of God
    • Sin in our lives limits the power of God, breaks our fellowship with God, and obscures the light of God.
    • Believers’ sin robs the world of the most important thing we can give it: God’s truth.
    • When there is truth there is spiritual progress in the world.
    • The church should be a pillar of truth in the world.
  • We think our sin doesn’t matter because we are only one person.
    • Throughout the Bible when God wanted to do a work, He looked for one person He could use.
    • What we can do, we should do because if we don’t, who will?
    • We cannot criticize the wickedness of society if we aren’t available to lift up a standard.
  • We think we don’t have to worry about sin because Jesus will return and judge everyone.
    • Lack of justice on Earth displeases God.
    • God is waiting to return and bring ultimate judgment so that more people have a chance to be saved.

It’s time to clean up our sin and be honest with God.

Ask God to give you the strength to stand with and for the truth.

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