Sermon preached by Matthew DelValle on July 2, 2023 at First Baptist Church in Delphi, Indiana. ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠First Baptist Church⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ is an evangelical church in Delphi, Indiana helping people find and follow Jesus. Our mission is to declare God’s truth, disciple God’s people, delight in God’s Son, and display God’s glory. Join us for Sunday Worship at 10:30am. Sunday School begins at 9:30am. We gather at 103 S. Indiana Street, Delphi, Indiana 46923.

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Big Idea:  Christ is your new life, so leave your old life behind and follow him.

1.  Dealing with Sin Is Like an Execution [Colossians 3:5–7]
      A.  Naming the Battlefields: The Sins of Perverted Love
            1)  Sexual Immorality
            2)  Impurity
            3)  Lust
            4)  Evil Desire
            5)  Greed, which is Idolatry
      B.  The License to Kill: Motivations to Mortification
            1)  Future:  The Coming Wrath of God
            2)  Past:  The Life You Once Lived
      C.  A Battle Plan for Killing Sin:  Be P.R.E.P.A.R.E.D. by Abiding in Christ
            1)  Pray
            2)  Rehearse Gospel Truths
            3)  Evaluate & Set My Heart to Exercise God-given Faith for God’s Glory
            4)  Put Off Old and Put on Jesus
            5)  Action:  “Charge Ahead” with my Thoughts, Affections, & Decisions
            6)  Reload with God’s Word
            7)  Enlist a Band of Brothers/Sisters to Help and Pray
            8)  Depend on the Holy Spirit for Help

2. Dealing with Sin Is Like Changing Clothes [Colossians 3:8–11]
      A.  Sorting Out the Dirty Laundry:  The Sins of Perverted Hate
            1)  Anger
            2)  Wrath
            3)  Malice
            4)  Slander
            5)  Filthy Language from Your Lips
      B.  The Change of Clothes:  Off with the Old, On with the New
            1)  The Position of the New Man
            2)  The Progress of the New Man
            3)  The Pattern of the New Man
            4)  The Partnership of the New Man
            5)  The Preeminent Ruler of the New Man