Monday, June 1, 2009

Ed Stetzer - Innovate Day 1

Ed Stetzer

Sin in your church impacts the gospel.

Galatians 5:19-21 vs. 5:22-23
List of sins – sin is sin before God
Sin kills the spiritual power of me and the church

Compromise is Satan’s desire

If Satan cannot compromise your beliefs he’s happy to settle with compromising your character.

Gospel centered and repentance filled lives (key point of talk)

4 Principles
1. Secret sins are only that way for a short time
Your sin will catch up with you if you don’t repent
If you wont come to repentance God will bring you to repentance
I have become too comfortable with my sin

2. Private sin can deliver the community into defeat
My sin saps my church’s spiritual power
Get broken or God will break you

3. The church’s sin distracts your from the mission
Corinthians were proud of their tolerance
Not knowing what is going on in people’s lives in naive not loving
1 Corinthians 5:9

4. Return to God’s mission begins with a repentance to God’s standard
1 Corinthians 10:1ff
Everyday die to self and live for Christ
Sin is crouching at the door
James 1:15 (sin grows)
Sin is not a pet but a beast that needs to be slain!!

A repentant people is the most powerful force on earth for God