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Identifying the Realities of Sin!

November 17, 2013 Series: Lamentations

Scripture: Lamentations 4:1–4:22

I. Sin has a cost!
     A. It impacts.
     B. It ruins.
II. Sin has a cause!
     A. The leader's deception. The leaders soft-peddled the truth & said what the people wanted to hear. Impatience with the Word is ultimately impatience with God--leading to ruin.
     B. The people's defection. Jeremiah 44:16-18
III. Sin has a consequence!
     A. For the righteous-restoration.
     B. For the unrighteous-retribution.
Next Steps:
1. In the midst of your calamity, be diligent to learn more about our faithful God.
Lean into the attributes of God.
2. In the midst of your calamity, be humble to learn more about your unfaithful heart. Galatians 5:19-21
3. In the midst of your calamity, be relentless to learn more about God's will. Obedience (1 Thessalonians 4:3), Suffer, trust & do good (1 Peter 4:19), give thanks (1 Thessalonians 5:17).