Pillar Journal

Killing Remaining Sin

Bible Text: Mark 9:43-50. Preached By Dr Beeke on: Sunday, July 17, 2005. Heritage Netherlands Reformed Congregation


Dear congregation, too many people today think that Jesus Christ is soft on sin, because of his mercy, his love, his gospel grace. Very few people realize that nobody talked about the radicality of sin, the consequences of sin, the heinous nature of sin and hell that results from sin so much as did Jesus.

I read this past week of a scholar who counted 1870 verses that Jesus spoke directly in the Bible in his earthly ministry and he reckoned that 13 percent of them dealt with judgment or hell more than any other topic that Jesus addressed. Jesus Christ hates sin. It caused his death. He sees sin as something radical. And tonight I want to bring you a few of the words that the uses when he talks about sin to motivate not just unbelievers, but especially believers to understand the necessity of killing remaining indwelling sin.

With God’s help we want to look at Mark nine verses 43 through 50. I will read again only verses 43 and 44 at this time.

And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.1Mark 9:43-44.

Our theme tonight is killing remaining sin. And with God’s help we want to look at three thoughts: first, our problem, the problem of remaining sin; second, our duty, our duty to kill it; and, third, our encouragement to do so. Killing remaining sin: our problem, our duty, our encouragement.

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Bible Text: Mark 9:43-50
Preached By Dr Beeke on: Sunday, July 17, 2005
Heritage Netherlands Reformed Congregation