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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
I currently serve as Senior Pastor of Harvest Church in Knoxville, Tn. I was sent out from Trinity Chapel of Knoxville in 1993 accompanied by my wife Sheila our four children Sarah, Hannah, Josiah & Isaac and a handful of bold, brave and committed believers determined to plant our first church. Pioneering is hard work but well worth the journey. That is why we desire to make disciples of Christ who will, like us, also embrace the call to plant churches.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

The Clothes Make the Man Part One

Did you know we are all part of the ultimate statistic: Ten out of ten people die?

Death isn’t prejudice, it knows no social boundaries is not gender sensitive it simply is a fact of life.

Death of course is the result of one man’s sin at the beginning of the human race. It was through Adam that death entered humanity.

Death is the direct result of sin. Not just a sin but the very nature of sin. Often when someone thinks of sin they think in terms of an act committed that violates a commandment and although it is true that the violation of a commandment is a sin, the Scripture addresses a much more profound problem in the human race.

The problem is that sin is inherent in all human beings from birth.

In other words we all are born with the nature of sin embedded in our being. That doesn’t simply mean we are capable of choosing to sin, it means we are by nature sin.

The commandments easily prove all are guilty before God on the basis of an actual sin committed. But it is the sin nature that made us enemies of God. It is the sin nature that will be judged by God.

This is why the law was unable to save. It relied on the power of the flesh to become righteous before God but since it could do nothing to change the very nature of a man or woman it cannot forever remove the enemy status every lost man or woman has.
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