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How to Break Bad Habits - January 17, 2021

I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate.

-Romans 7:15

I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway.

-Romans 7:19

3 Questions to Ask Myself…

1 How can I make this bad habit ?

Your eye is like a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is filled with light. But when your eye is unhealthy, your whole body is filled with darkness.

-Matthew 6:22-23

If your eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better to lose one body part than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.

 -Matthew 5:29

If I’m not willing to remove the then am I really serious about wanting to kick this bad habit?

2  How can I make this bad habit ?

3 How can I kick this bad habit by involving the right ?

Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good character.”

 -1 Corinthians 15:33


The people with the greatest self-control are those who need to .

Oh, what a miserable person I am! Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death? Thank God the answer comes through Jesus Christ our Lord!

 -Romans 7:24-25

And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart.

 -Ezekiel 36:26

Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

 -Acts2:38

This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

 -2 Corinthians 5:17

LIFE APPLICATION
To discuss during the week with your family or Life Group

1 What has been your history of trying to break bad habits? What have your methods been?

2 How will this message help you in breaking bad habits?

3 Do you see more clearly now why self-control alone is not the answer?

4 What is your next step as a result of this message?