David Murray

Why is Sin a Problem? | Discipleship #3

The messy world we live in is not the Creator’s original plan.

God is good and therefore created the world very good.

We were made in God’s image to reflect his beauty, character, and works.

Yet, we rebelled against God, following the path of our first parents.

Like them, we break God’s law with our thoughts, desires, words, and actions.

Instead of loving God and loving our neighbors, we are born loving ourselves, ignoring God and our neighbors.

Like our first parents, we constantly hide from God’s presence and try to live life independently.

So, why is my sin a problem for God?

God is righteous and just, and as the perfect judge, he must judge all evil.

If God leaves evil and injustice without its due penalty, he is not a good and holy God.

So, since sin is abandoning God, and God is the author and giver of life, the outcome of sin is death: spiritual, physical, and eternal separation from his presence.

That’s why God has a problem with us. As sinners, we don’t deserve his love and goodness, but only his holy wrath and justice.

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Am I a Sinner? | Discipleship #4

Another way to understand sin is through the idea of law-breaking (1John 3:4).

When we sin, we break all of God’s commandments (James 2:10).

Think about Adam. Adam broke all the 10 commandments by eating the prohibited fruit.

How come?

By eating that fruit…

First, he said God was not the top priority of his life

Second, he tried to find satisfaction in the things created rather than in the Creator

Third, he ignored the holiness of God’s name

Fourth, he sought to rest not in God but his own works

Fifth, he dishonored his heavenly Father’s authority like a rebel

Sixth, he welcomed death for himself and for all humanity

Seventh, he did not love his wife but jeopardized her

Eighth, he took something illegal from the garden

Ninth, he believed the lies of Satan instead of trusting the true Word of God

And tenth, by eating that fruit, he coveted God’s glory instead of enjoying God’s glory.

And like Adam, we’re all sinners because we break all of God’s commandments

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God in the Heart, A Party in the Heart, A Guide for the Heart

0:22 StoryChanger Devotional: God’s Two Homes (Isaiah 57) 6:16 A Party in the Heart with Jo de Blois  11:00 Hero on a Mission: The Guide New Book: Luke: Stories of Mission and Mercy by David Murray The StoryChanger book: The StoryChanger: How God Rewrites Our Story By Inviting Us Into His by David Murray Visit…

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Resting, Racing, Winning

0:49 StoryChanger Devotional: Why should I keep the Sabbath holy? (Isaiah 56:1-8) 7:39 Racing with Pastor Jean Gomes and his two-year-old son. 12:12 Hero on a Mission New Book: Luke: Stories of Mission and Mercy by David Murray The StoryChanger book: The StoryChanger: How God Rewrites Our Story By Inviting Us Into His by David…

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The Searcher, The Doubter, and the Villain

1:10 StoryChanger Devotional: Are you a searcher? (Isaiah 55) 8:34 Are you a doubter by Seob Kim 15:55 Are you a villain? New Book: Luke: Stories of Mission and Mercy by David Murray The StoryChanger book: The StoryChanger: How God Rewrites Our Story By Inviting Us Into His by David Murray Visit thestorychanger.life for more…

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Depression Mindset, Comfort Mindset, Victim Mindset

0:30 StoryChanger Devotional: How does God comfort the depressed? (Isaiah 54) 6:48 How does God change our comfort mindset? by Ty Joseph 10:16 How do we escape the victim mindset?  New Book: Luke: Stories of Mission and Mercy by David Murray The StoryChanger book: The StoryChanger: How God Rewrites Our Story By Inviting Us Into…

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How much are you worth?

StoryChanger Devotional: What’s your price tag? (Isaiah 53) New Book: Luke: Stories of Mission and Mercy by David Murray The StoryChanger book: The StoryChanger: How God Rewrites Our Story By Inviting Us Into His by David Murray Visit thestorychanger.life for more resources on changing our story with God’s Story.

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Amazing Grace, Amazing Hearts, Amazing Church Members

0:14 How to put the Amazing Back into Grace (Isaiah 52:13-15) 7:47 What is your heart? by Meribeth Schierbeek 12:31 5 Reasons to Be All In at Church by Thom Rainer New Book: Luke: Stories of Mission and Mercy by David Murray The StoryChanger book: The StoryChanger: How God Rewrites Our Story By Inviting Us…

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Revival, Friendship, Daily Devotions

1:31 What is Revival (Isiah 52:1-12) 8:37 The Key to Friendship by Jo de Blois 13:40 Helps for Daily Devotions in the Digital Deluge New Book: Luke: Stories of Mission and Mercy by David Murray The StoryChanger book: The StoryChanger: How God Rewrites Our Story By Inviting Us Into His by David Murray Visit thestorychanger.life…

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Courage over Fear, Daily Devotions in the Digital Deluge

0:33 How to be a courageous witness for Christ? (Isaiah 51:4-23) 5:42 Daily Devotions in the Digital Age New Book: Luke: Stories of Mission and Mercy by David Murray The StoryChanger book: The StoryChanger: How God Rewrites Our Story By Inviting Us Into His by David Murray Visit thestorychanger.life for more resources on changing our…

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