Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Subduing Sin

On March 2, 2014, Rev. Todd Ruddell of Christ Covenant Reformed Presbyterian Church preached a sermon titled 'Scriptural Helps to Sanctification & Mortifying Sin Part 3'.  He closed his message by summarizing the four directions God gave to Cain to subdue sin:
  1. Examine yourself
  2. Repent upon that examination
  3. Seek a renewed will where you delight in pleasing God
  4. Rule over sin lest it rule over you
"And The Lord said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen?  If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door.  And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him," (Gen. 4:6-7).

*Note that sin is personified in the masculine in verse 7.