One Small Step Part 5: Drop Those Bags

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Sermon Notes

So we continue to walk after Christ. We take step after step after step following our Lord wherever he goes. But as we follow in his steps… as we try to follow his lead, Satan isn’t going to make it easy. He’s going to do whatever he can do to get us off track. Satan is working overtime to derail us, isn’t he? Look with me at Hebrews 12:1. “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.” We run after Christ, while all of Heaven cheers us on. But sometimes as we run, one small step after one small step, we pick up all kinds of baggage along the way, and it begins weighing us down. If we have too much baggage we will fall behind and fall out of step with Christ. And who’s handing us the bags… Satan. Jesus says, leave all that behind… Satan says… hey, you need to hold onto this. Listen, you need to drop the baggage that Satan is trying to get you to keep to keep you from following Christ. When you take the first step in following Christ, which as we saw last week was trusting in Christ through faith and repentance, Satan will do everything he can to wreck you. He knows he can’t take away your salvation so he tries to wreck your sanctification by weighing you down with all kinds of baggage. Today, we need to drop those bags. Or, as I was going to name this sermon “drop it like it’s hot,” but 1996 wanted their phrase back so. Listen, it’s imperative that we understand this today… If We Want To Run After Christ We Need To Leave Satan’s Baggage In The Dust. Today I want us to see 4 types of baggage that Satan wants us to hold onto and Jesus want’s us to leave in the dust.