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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Crossroads (Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed Bible Study)

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During the 5th week of our Bible study through Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed with Priscilla Shirer, Beth Moore, and Kay Arthur, we discussed crossroads.  Crossroads are places in our lives where we must stop and make a decision.  Often, these decisions require us to decide on a path to follow, a path to follow God’s lead or a path down a road to destruction.  If we choose a path of disobedience, leading to sin, the consequences are great.

In session 5, Kay Arthur outlines several truths about sin.  She reminds us that sin is:

knowing the right thing to do, but choosing not to do it.

lawlessness.

unrighteousness.

something not of faith.

One of my favorite quotes from this session is this.
Sin will take you further than you ever wanted to go and it will cost you more than you expected to pay.” – Kay Arthur
David found himself stopped at several crossroads.  Even though he was a “man after God’s own heart,” he made plenty of mistakes.  He chose the wrong path on multiple occasions, but David loved God and God loved David.

Choosing the wrong path leads to sin and God is a just God.  David suffered the consequences of his sins.  God never abandoned David but David wasn’t immune to the consequences of his decisions.

Even though David messed up and messed up big and endured his punishment from God, still God honored his promises to David.

It is never too late for anyone, regardless of one’s past, to stand at a crossroads and choose God.
 If you are not dead, no matter what you have done, God is not finished with you.” – Kay Arthur
We only have one more week left in Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed.  I cannot describe to you in written words how much I have loved these last two studies:  A Woman’s Heart, God’s Dwelling Place by Beth Moore and this one.  Up next, in a couple of weeks is Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer.

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