Sunday, October 8, 2017 —Mike Teel, Pastor
STRESS? WHO HAS STRESS? Dealing With Defiance
KEY FOCAL PASSAGE: Proverbs 3:5-6
TODAY’S FOCAL PASSAGE: I Samuel 15:23a (NLT)
A COMMENTARY ON DEFIANCE
1. DEFIANCE DESCRIBED
Look with me at Romans 1:29-32.
Defiance, stubbornness, and rebellion rear their ugly heads in every corner of life.
2. GOD’S FEELING ABOUT DEFIANCE
I want us to look at an extreme from the pages of the Bible, it certainly got my attention!
I Samuel 15:23a (NLT)
GOD’S EXAMPLE OF DEALING WITH DEFIANCE
1. SEED OF SOLOMON PLANTED
I Kings 11:1-3
a.) SEEDS OF COMPROMISE
b.) SEEDS OF EXTRAVAGANCE
c.) SEEDS OF UNACCOUNTABILITY
d.) SEEDS OF IDOLATRY
2. GOD’S RESPONSE TO DEFIANCE
His first reaction was a strong statement of divine anger.
I Kings 11:9-11
But let’s not overlook the Lord’s mercy here. I Kings 11:12-13
God removed His hand of protection and raised up an adversary (I Kings11:14 – Hadad, Rezon & Jeroboam).
THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL OF DEFIANCE
1. THOUGHTS OF THE DEFIANT
a.) THE ATTITUDE OF SELFISHNESS
b.) THE ATTITUDE OF STUBBORNNESS
c.) THE ATTITUDE OF INDIFFERNECE
d.) THE ATTITUDE OF RESISTANCE
e.) THE ATTITUDE OF CONTEMPT
2. DEFIANCE LEADS TO PERSONAL MISERY
3. DEFIANCE RESULTS IN INECAPABLE BONDAGE
LIVE IT OUT
Think about your life for just a few moments: Trace your actions and attitudes back a day or two or maybe several weeks.
> Are there any signs of defiance?
> How will you deal with them today?