Don't Get All Tangled Up in Sin

Submitted by Gayle Lovvorn

 

Theme: Don't get all tangled up in sin
Object: A pwer strip and a a picture of a power strip with a lot of cords running from it.
Scripture: Hebrews 12:1-2

What do I have today? Right, a power strip. It has a charger for my phone and one for the kids’ kindles plugged into it.....I have a power strip like this under my desk at work, but here’s what it looks like...(show picture).......right!!

I’m always getting my feet tangled up in all the cords! You know it’s funny though....as long as I keep my feet where they belong, I don’t get them tangled in the cords...it’s only when i don’t watch where I’m putting my feet that I get all tangled up......I know the cords are there and I think I’m avoiding them and then all of a sudden one of the cords will be wrapped around my foot! You know, in our Christian walk, sin can sorta be like those cords.

I read these Bible verses last week and they certainly are true of me!! “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith.” (Hebrews 12:1-2)

The Bible tells us to throw off everything that keeps us from serving the Lord and throw off the sin that gets us all tangled up...If we fix our eyes on Jesus, we’re going to keep our feet where they belong and stay on the right path. When we’re reading our Bibles, worshiping him, serving others and telling people about Jesus, we’re ‘fixing our eyes on Jesus!”

It’s when we take our eyes off Jesus that we allow sin to get us all tangled up! So this week, let’s keep our feet on the right path and fix our eyes on Jesus and throw off that sin that so easily entangles!

LET US PRAY.

Dear Lord, help us to fix our eyes on Jesus so we can stay on the right path and serve you this week. AMEN