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Romans 1:24-25

God Handed Them Over

October 10, 2021 • Pastor John Wilson

INTRO. NEXT SEVERAL SERMONS ARE CHALLENGING A. Vs 22 = Loss Of Reason & Moral Decay X Vortex B. ”Therefore” vs 18-23 = Cause And Effect I. Vs 24 GOD HANDED THEM OVER TO UNCLEANNESS A. God Did Not Want To, Forced His Hand X I Sam. 8:5, I Sam. 12:12-13 God Warned Them B. To Uncleanness: Impure, Lewd, Unchaste C. Ever Increasing Immorality, Self-Destructive 1. Pv.11:19, Pv.14:12 Never God’s Desire X Israel II. 24 LUSTS OF HEARTS > SEAT OF MIND, WILL, EMOTION A. Gk. = Intense Craving, Burning Passion 1. Desire The Forbidden, Begins In The Mind 2. Covet Things, People, Experiences B. Moves In The Body Physically III. Vs 24 DISHONOR THEIR BODIES = SHAME, DEVALUE A. Use For Selfish Pleasure = Treat As Objects B. “Among” Themselves > Complicit In Sin & Evil 1. Vs 32 You Approve …To Cover Shame Of Your Sins 2. Results: Std, Abortion, Fatherless Homes, Society IV. Vs 25 “EXCHANGED” CHANGE ONE THING TO ANOTHER A. Deviate From Truth, Deviant Behavior, Beliefs B. Truth: Everything Made With Design/Purpose X Grand Piano Floats, Lgbtq “Procreate” C. What Is The Lie? Gen.3:5 Man Can Be As God 1. Truth: God Made Man In His Image D. Man Has Sought To Place Himself Above God CLOSE: THIS PATTERN MAY BE ESCAPED A. No Nation, Culture Has Survived This Place

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