Sermon: “Coming Clean”
Scripture: Psalm 51:1-13
All of us, including fathers, must start to take ownership of our mistakes and bad decisions and respond in order to correct matters, transform things and make things right. We must come clean before God; repent, change and transform. We must become what God has created us to be.
How do our lives look? What kind of movies do we watch? What kind of music do we listen to? What kind of relationships do we have? Friends? Lifestyles? These are choices we make, but are they the choices God would have us make?
- Muddy waters from Satan (Proverbs 25:26). How muddy have we allowed our waters to become?
- Have we already resigned ourselves to lose the struggles of life? “It’s just the way I am”.
- If you’re tired of the stains of sinful habits discoloring your life, it’s time to come clean!
- We long to be aligned with God, to raise our children in a Godly fashion, yet we continue to make wrong choices. Why? Because we will not do what is required to detox our souls/lives of Satan and the secular world. We cannot conform but must transform.
- King David was said to be “a man after God’s own heart”, yet he committed adultery and murder. David had a sick soul and it affected every level of his life until he became clean before God.
- David knew the only way to be restored was to come clean, repent, ask forgiveness, transform and live under God’s authority, teachings and commands.
Have you come clean?
On this Father’s Day, can we all be honest with ourselves, men and women alike? Do we still need to come clean? It is time for all men to become courageous as the God-authorized heads of our households, to become accountable before God and lead our families home to God. Forget about your mistakes but learn from them. It is not too late.
Over the next 3 weeks we will be going through Craig Groeschel’s new book: “Soul Detox: Clean Living in a Contaminated World”