S2 Episode 5: Breaking the Sin Cycle Pt. 3

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Thank you for joining us for Season 2 Episode 5: Breaking the Sin Cycle Pt.3. Here you’ll find episode notes, passages discussed, and more! The Word tells us to bear each other’s burdens, and so we will, because we ARE the Good and Faithful!

In this episode we began by reviewing what we’ve covered so far.

Part 1:What is the Sin Cycle

Defined the sin cycle

Distinguished the sin cycle from the process of sanctification

Dove deeper into the nature of sin

Part 2: How to meditate over Scripture

Defined meditation of Scripture and how it is practical

Dove deeper into the nature of the Gospel

Discussed the information fast and introduced the G & F Breaking the Sin Cycle Bible Reading Plan

 

 

Jumping into Part 3 in this series, we focused on how to find godly counsel and how to engage in that process.

We started by defining godly counsel, using Jesus’ description of the Holy Spirit as our basis (John 14:25-27, 15:26, 16:12-14):

Godly counsel is a person or group of persons who are filled with the Holy Spirit and who advocate, help, and intercede for you by glorifying Christ and pointing you back to Jesus.

We reviewed the wisdom found in Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 and Proverbs 15:22, 17:17 to establish the biblical basis for why we need godly counsel to help us walk in victory from the sin that opposed us in our lives.

Then we jumped into the “how.”

How to Identify Someone who can provide Godly counsel –

  1. Start with prayer. Asking God to lead you to the person or people whom He has called to walk with you in your battle against sin.
  2. Examine people’s fruit. Jesus told us that we can tell who people are by their fruit. We addressed the biblical way to do this.
  3. Connect with others. We reviewed some things that we had covered in Episode 5: Christ-centered Fellowship, and addressed how to overcome the obstacles that keep us from connecting. We also provided simple examples of ways to connect with others even in the midst of COVID restrictions.

Finally, we talked about how to be involved in the process. There were 5 things we mentioned were essential for you to bring to the table if you were going to benefit from godly counsel.

  1. Humility
  2. Not hiding in shame
  3. Honesty, not self-deprecation
  4. Responsiveness
  5. Interdependence not dependence

We explained each one of these with greater detail to help you understand and visualize what it would look like for you to receive and engage in godly counsel so that you can walk in the freedom that Christ intends for you to have.

Passages Included

John 14:25-27, 15:26, 16:12-14
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
Proverbs 15:22, 17:17
Matthew 7:15-20
Hebrews 10:25

 

Thank you for joining us for pt.3 in our Breaking the Sin Cycle series. Click here for more episodes! 

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