Deliverance from Sin

Last Sunday, Pastor Ken preached on Matthew 5:17-20, and we saw that Jesus fulfills the Scriptures while upholding their supremacy as God’s perfect, eternal, and authoritative word.

This Sunday, Pastor Jason will preach on Matthew 5:21-30, reminding us that the King’s people urgently and radically fight sin.

As you reflect on this passage, may this prayer from The Valley of Vision empower you to flee from the allurement of sin, as you cling to the victorious hope founded in the life, death, and resurrection of the Savior.

Heart Preparation

Heavenly Father,

Save me entirely from sin. I know I am righteous through the righteousness of another, but I pant and pine for likeness to thyself; I am thy child and should bear thy image, enable me to recognize my death unto sin; when it tempts me may I be deaf unto its voice. Deliver me from the invasion as well as the dominion of sin.

Grant me to walk as Christ walked, to live in the newness of his life, the life of love, the life of faith, the life of holiness. I abhor my body of death, its indolence, envy, meanness, pride. Forgive, and kill these vices, have mercy on my unbelief, on my corrupt and wandering heart. When thy blessings come I begin to idolize them, and set my affection on some beloved object—children, friend, wealth, honor; Cleanse this spiritual adultery and give me chastity; close my heart to all but thee.

Sin is my greatest curse; let thy victory be apparent to my consciousness, and displayed in my life. Help me to be always devoted, confident, obedient, resigned, childlike in my trust of thee, to love thee with soul, body, mind, strength, to love my fellow man as I love myself, to be saved from unregenerate temper, hard thoughts, slanderous words, meanness, unkind manners, to master my tongue and keep the door of my lips. Fill me with grace daily, that my life be a fountain of sweet water.

“A Cry For Deliverance,” prayer from The Valley of Vision

 Song List for Sunday

1.  “Oh, How Good It Is,” by Keith and Kristyn Getty

2. “At The Cross,” by Daniel Renstrom

3. “Be Thou My Vision,” arr. by Crosspoint Music

4. “Holy Spirit,” by Keith and Kristyn Getty

5. “The Power Of The Cross,” by Keith and Kristyn Getty

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