Shades of Gray

Many moral issues are black and white. Scripture makes clear that some things are always right and some things are always wrong. It is wrong to steal. It is wrong to lie. It is right to help people in need.

However, many of the decisions we have to make are not black and white – they are gray. Should I work overtime again this weekend? Should I buy a new coat? Should I see that movie? Should I watch this television show? Should I get another tattoo? Should I order fries with this cheeseburger? For decisions of this nature, the Bible often gives no clear directives. So, how do we decide?

In his book The Pursuit of Holiness, Jerry Bridges provides a basic formula for discerning right and wrong in the gray areas of life. The formula, which is based on three verses from 1 Corinthians, gives us a series of questions to ask when faced with a decision where biblical boundaries are not crystal clear. To learn the “Formula: How to Know Right from Wrong” click here.

"God is for us" J. David Ellis


30:45 minutes (28.16 MB)

Sermon Date: 02/22/2015