Repentance stays the judgment of God 1Kings 21

Repentance stays the judgment of God 1Kings 21

Sermon Outline

  1. Choosing between God and man (1Ki 21:3)
    1. Family Land as an Inheritance from the Lord (Dt 19:14, Num 36:7, Lev 25:13-28)
    2. Business or Worship? (1Kin 21:3)
  2. Ahab’s Sin begins
    1. A Faulty Worldview
    2. Covetousness (1Ki 21:2, 4)
      1. What is covetousness? (Exo 20:17, HC 113, WLC 147-148)
    3. Abdication of his rule to Jezebel (1Kin 21:8)
  3. Jezebel’s Sin
    1. Usurping authority (1Kin 21:7)
    2. Religious Hypocrisy (1Ki 21:9)
    3. Misuse of the Law of God (Dt 19:15)
    4. Condemnation of the Innocent (2Kings 9:26)
    5. Immorality & Manipulating Justice – at its worst.
    6. Parallels to the gospel story.
  4. Ahab’s Sin Continues (1Kin 21:16)
    1. Profiting from sin of another
    2. Failure to hold unrighteous accountable
  5. God’s Judgment
    1. Sees all sin –(1Ki 21:17-19)
    2. Judges sin with death – (1Ki 21:19, 22:37-38)
    3. Ahab is guilty even though he didn’t ‘do’ it b/c he had the power to stop it.
    4. Sin leads to death. (Rom 3:23, Heb 2:2)
  6. The Place of Repentance (1Kin 21:27, 29)
    1. Was Ahab truly repentant?
    2. 2 aspects of Repentance
      1. Mortification – Institutes §3.3.3
      2. Vivification – Institutes §3.3.4
    3. Repentance stays the hand of God and allows him to extend grace to the most unlikely of sinners. (Ezek 18:30, Acts 20:21, Lk 5:32, 15:7, 24:47)

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