3Jn 8:31-3631 Jesús les dijo a los judíos que habían creído en él: —Si ustedes se mantienen fieles a mi palabra, serán de veras mis discípulos; 32 conocerán la verdad, y la verdad los hará libres. 33 Ellos le contestaron: —Nosotros somos descendientes de Abraham, y nunca hemos sido esclavos de nadie; ¿cómo dices tú que seremos libres? 34 Jesús les dijo: —Les aseguro que todos los que pecan son esclavos del pecado. 35 Un esclavo no pertenece para siempre a la familia; pero un hijo sí pertenece para siempre a la familia. 36 Así que, si el Hijo los hace libres, ustedes serán verdaderamente libres.
6NUESTRO PACTO CON DIOS El Pacto nos protégé de: Las Mentiras de Satanás y la Influencia MundanaLos Deseos Pecaminosos de la CarneLas Condiciones del Pacto son declaraciones “Si… Entonces” que establecen nuestro acuerdo con Dios.Aún nuestro Pacto de Gracia está hecho de cláusulas “Si…Entonces”Satanás busca corromper nuestro Pacto al proveernos con escapes atractivosRomans 6:1-14 (NIV) What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? 2 By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? 3 Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.5 If we have been united with him like this in his death, we will certainly also be united with him in his resurrection. 6 For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin— 7 because anyone who has died has been freed from sin.8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. 9 For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. 10 The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God.11 In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. 12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. 13 Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer the parts of your body to him as instruments of righteousness. 14 For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace.Ephesians 2:4-5 (NIV) 4But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.Ephesians 4:22-24 (NIV) 22You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.2 Corinthians 4:5-6 (NIV) 5For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. 6For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.
9NUESTRA IMAGEN “ANTES” Y “DESPUÉS” Imágenes Antes y Después de nuestra conversión (es decir, arrepentimiento y bautismo) representan un cambio radicalLa diferencia es más dramática que lo que podemos entender … ¿Por qué?Sobreestimamos nuestra capacidad de rectitud en la imagen “Antes”Subestimamos nuestra capacidad de rectitud en la imagen “Después”
10LA IMAGEN ANTESRo 1:18-32, “con su injusticia mantiene prisionera la verdad... han terminado pensando puras tonterías … su necia mente se ha quedado a oscuras… Decían que eran sabios, pero se hicieron tontos… él los ha abandonado a sus perversos pensamientos… no cumplen su palabra, no sienten cariño por nadie, no sienten compasión.”Ef 2:1-3 “muertos a causa de sus maldades y pecados … merecíamos…el terrible castigo de Dios.”Ef 4:17-19 “sus equivocados criterios… tienen oscurecido el entendimiento… son ignorantes a causa de lo insensible de su corazón… Se han endurecido… se han entregado”2 Co 4:3-4 “cubierto por un velo… ciegos de entendimiento… que no vean la brillante luz…”Romans 1:18-32 (NIV) 18The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. 21For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles. 24Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen. 26Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. 27In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion. 28Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. 29They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, 30slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. 32Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.Ephesians 2:1-3 (NIV) As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. 3All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath.Ephesians 4:17-19 (NIV) 17So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. 18They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. 19Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more.2 Corinthians 4:3-4 (NIV) 3And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. 4The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
11LA IMAGEN DESPUÉSRo 6:1-14 “liberados del pecado… lo que antes éramos fué crucificado… no deben ser más esclavos del pecado… instrumentos de rectitud… el pecado no debe ser su amo”Ef 2:4-5 “Dios… nos ha dado vida con Cristo”Ef 4:22-24 “nueva naturaleza, creada a imagen de Dios y que se distingue por una vida recta y pura”2 Co 4:5-6 “ha hecho brotar su luz en nuestro corazón, para que podamos iluminar a otros, dándoles a conocer la gloria de Dios”Romans 6:1-14 (NIV) What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? 2 By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? 3 Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.5 If we have been united with him like this in his death, we will certainly also be united with him in his resurrection. 6 For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin— 7 because anyone who has died has been freed from sin.8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. 9 For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. 10 The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God.11 In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. 12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. 13 Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer the parts of your body to him as instruments of righteousness. 14 For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace.Ephesians 2:4-5 (NIV) 4But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.Ephesians 4:22-24 (NIV) 22You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.2 Corinthians 4:5-6 (NIV) 5For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. 6For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.
12“SANTOS” NO “PECADORES” Santos: Hch 9:13-14,32, 41; 26:10Saludos a los “Santos” en Roma, Corinto, Éfeso, Filipos, Colosas y TesalónicaEf 2:19 (NBLH) “Así pues, ustedes ya no son extraños ni extranjeros, sino que son conciudadanos de los santos y son de la familia de Dios.”¿Pecadores? ¡Dios Perdonó! Ro 3:7-8, 5:19; 1 P 4:18“Todos Seguimos Siendo Pecadores” es falsa humildad, plática descuidadaEsta falsa humildad necesariamente contempla bajas expectativas para la rectitudRom 3:7 But if through my lie God’s truth abounds to his glory, why am I still being condemned as a sinner?Rom 5:8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.Rom 5:19 For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous.Gal 2:15 We ourselves are Jews by birth and not Gentile sinners;Gal 2:17 But if, in our endeavor to be justified in Christ, we too were found to be sinners, is Christ then a servant of sin? Certainly not!1 Tim 1:9 understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers,1 Tim 1:15 The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. (but take note of v in context)Heb 7:26 For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens.Heb 12:3 Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.James 4:8 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. James 5:20 let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.1 Pet 4:18 And “ If the righteous is scarcely saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?”Jude 15 to execute judgment on all and to convict all the ungodly of all their deeds of ungodliness that they have committed in such an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things that ungodly sinners have spoken against him.”
13SANTIDAD VS. EXCELENCIA Hebrews 9:13-14 (ESV) 13For if the sprinkling of defiled persons with the blood of goats and bulls and with the ashes of a heifer sanctifies for the purification of the flesh, 14how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God.Homeostasis… Flesh seeks and regulates homeostasis: body temperature, insulin levels, blood sugar, etc.
14AMBICIONA SANTIDAD 1 P 1:13-18 Mt 5:48 Sal 119:9 2 Co 7:1 Col 1:28 1 J 3:4-9Fil 3:12-14Heb 9:13-14
16EXPONIENDO EXCUSASSatanás apalanca nuestro orgullo, frustración, apatía, desprecio, y mundanidad para introducir excusasLas excusas abren la puerta al pecado crónico al minar nuestra indignación hacia el pecadoSin indignación, la tristeza se convierte en mundana en lugar de espiritualLas excusas son escapes para el pecado que minan la integridad de nuestro pacto con DiosSi uno acepta las excusas, entonces uno no experimentará culpa por pecar contra DiosPride/Arrogance· God won’t really do anything; he hasn’t given me any consequences so far· I’ll just repent later· Who is this really hurting anyway?· It’s better to do this than to burn· God made me this way· I just need a break today… life is so stinkin’ unfair.· Entitlement; victim mentality; self centered; self seekingApathy· I just don’t care if this is sin; it’s what I’m going to do.· No fear of God; no love for God· I really don’t think about anything; I just do it.· Hatred and lack of disciplineContempt· I’m not as bad as some brothers· Some more mature brothers struggle with this sin too· I don’t need to confess to men… only to God· Those brothers are just going to condemn if I try to helpWorldliness· Due to excessive exposure to and friendship with the world, one has his mindset reconformed to the world· Some doctors consider this healthy· I need to take care of myself for a change· Everybody is doing it
17EXPONIENDO EXCUSASEl Espíritu Santo nos llama a exponer las excusas a la luzPrv 28:13, 1 Jn 1:5-10, Stg 5:16, Jn 3:19-21, Jn 16:8, Mt 18:15, Lc 15:17-21, Ef 5:3-14El Espíritu Santo nos da Escrituras para exponer las mentiras de estas excusasEncuentra Escrituras que expongan el error completo de tu excusa. ¡Deja que la luz del evangelio elimine la excusa!Después de escribir tus excusas, compartelas con hermanos de confianza que te puedan ayudar a aplicar las Escrituras contra eso2 Co 7:8-11
19LAS EXCUSAS MÁS “POPULARES” “He escuchado a cristianos más maduros luchar con eso”“He estado siendo más recto últimamente, así que esta vez no será tan malo”“Ya que lo he pensado, tal vez también vaya y lo haga”“Esta será la última vez”“No es tan malo como sexo real”“Podré detenerme cuando me case”“No puedo seguir mi día hasta que no ceda a esa tentación”“Mi carne simplemente no lo podía soportar más tiempo”“No tengo ninguna excusa, simplemente saco todo de mi mente… No pienso en nada, es algo mecánico”“Dios comprende; él me perdona. Hay gracia, así que me arrepentiré después y seré perdonado”“Déjame meterme en eso todo lo que pueda antes de que llegue a la luz o de que me arrepienta finalmente”“I haven’t been doing it as much as before, so this won’t be so bad”Covenantal Corruption: This is a basic misunderstanding of holiness and righteousness. Holiness means without blemish not with fewer blemishes. Our goal is obedience, not excellence.Matthew 5:48; 2 Cor 7:1; Heb 10:14-27; Rom 6:19-22; Phil 2:12“Since I’ve already thought it, I might as well go ahead and do it.” OR “It’ll be just this one last time”Covenantal Corruption: God does not offer a license for lasciviousness (Jude 4) through Grace. Instead, we should fear a God who will turn us over to our lusts. How do we know the “tipping point” from we which will not be delivered. It could be “this one last time.”Romans 1:21-27, 6:1-18; Isaiah 30:1; Psalm 81:11-12; Acts 7:41-42“It’s not as bad as actual sex”Covenantal Corruption: Christ redeems from sin completely. He doesn’t simply redeem us from sin that society considers more egregious. We are cleansed from the inside out by the Holy Spirit. We are not hypocrites who only look good outwardly.Matthew 5:28 (NIV)“I’ll be able to stop when I married”Covenantal Corruption: Paul does tell us: “But if they do not have self-control, let them get married. For it is better to marry than to burn with sexual desire.” However, burning with desire does not equal an excuse for impurity or immorality. Don’t expect God to bless your pursuit of a Godly woman if you are not first committed to purity and godliness. Furthermore, this is an “outside in” approach to purity. It expects behavioral change without moral change. It is similar to a sexually immoral couple deciding to marry. They never repented, they simply tried to legitimize their sexual immorality with a marriage certificate. Neither their hearts nor their behavior changed. We are not slaves to sin. We are not victims to our desires when we have born again. How can we REALLY become pure?...Psalm 119:9, 2 Cor 12:21; Gal 5:19-20, Rom 6:19-23; Eph 5:3-7; 1Thess 4:7; Col 3:5-9; Rev 21:27“My body just couldn’t take it any longer”Covenantal Corruption: Because we don’t really believe that we have been set free from sin, we eventually adopt the posture of a victim – powerless to combat sin. We instead have been reborn of the Holy Spirit, by the very power of the resurrection of Jesus Christ! We are more than conquerors. Stop acting like a wimp.1 Corinthians 16:13, 1Cor 10:13; Rom 6, 8:37-39, 15:13; 2Cor 4:7, 13:4; Eph 1:19; Titus 2:10-12; 2 Tim 1:7; James 5:16; Col 2:11-12, 2:20-3:10; 1 Pet 2:11-12“I don’t have an excuse, I just put everything out of my mind… I don’t think about anything”Covenantal Corruption: This is the scariest of all excuses because it indicates that we no longer even give consideration to our sins. It is a real hardening of the heart, a searing of the conscience.Exodus 7 (Pharaoh); 2Cor 3:14; Heb 3:15, 4:7-12, 6:4-6, 10:26; Eph 4:19; 1Tim 4:1-2, 6:5; Titus 1:15; Heb 3:13“God understands; he forgives me. There’s grace, so I’ll repent later and be forgiven”Covenantal Corruption: Sin destroys. David was forgiven, but the reminder of his life was much different after defacing Bathsheba and murdering Uriah (see 2Sam 11-12). Plus, False Prophets do not turn people from sin – and are vigorously condemned by God.Jude 3-4,15; Rom 3:8, 6:1; 2 Samuel 12:7-15; 1John 3:8, 1John 2:1; Eph 5:5-7; Lam 2:14; Jer 5:31, 6:14-15, 23:22“Let me get in as much as I can before I come into the light and/or finally repent”Covenantal Corruption: In no way does this excuse represent a pursuit of righteousness, holiness, or purity. This reasoning treasures sin more than valuing the holiness credited to us in Christ. This is clearly an abuse of Grace. See comments on previous slide.Amos 5:12“I can’t get on with my day until I get rid of this erection”Covenantal Corruption: To see the fallacy of this reasoning, simply restate it – “I can’t get my day going until I SIN.” We now live for righteousness, so try starting your day with another prayer and see what happens.Romans 6:13 (NIV) Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer the parts of your body to him as instruments of righteousness.“At least I’m not thinking about a sister”Covenantal Corruption: You are bypassing the real issue that you’ve already indulged the sin of lust! Would it matter if you lied to, cheated, or killed a Christian vs. a non-Christian? Everyone is created in the “image of God” so everyone should be respected; no woman should be “objectified” (that is, treated or ogled as an object rather than as the image of God). Treat all younger women as your sisters!Genesis 1:26-27, 9:6; Matthew 5:28-30See the notes section of this slide for a treatment of these excuses
21DESVIANDO TENTACIONES Prv 5-7“El que se echa fuego en el pecho, sin duda se quema la ropa”. Pr 6:271 Co 10:6-13Gen 39:6-121Co 6:18Stg 1:12-15Cuidarse de los “derechos” – ellos minarán tus esfuerzos para evadir la tentación
22RITUALES & DISPARADORES “Tiempo” en Griego: Kairos vs. ChronosChronos en Griego se enfoca en la cantidad de tiempoKairos en Griego se enfoca en la calidad del tiempoLc 4:13 Satanás busca un “tiempo oportuno” (momento kairos). Estos Estallidos vienen como:“Disparadores” (ej: después de la frustración)“Rituales”(ej: cada mañana en la regadera)Identifica todos tus Disparadores y Rituales, compártelos con amigos fieles que te puedan ayudar a evitarlos
24PREPÁRATE VÍA ORACIÓN Mt 6:13 Mt 26: Alerta y Ora. Está alerta; piensa en durante las tentaciones y ora durante las tentacionesNo dejes tus rodillas hasta que estés armado por Dios para cada Disparador, Ritual y Excusa potencial¡Celebra y Agradece por el Hijo que te libera totalmente!