Isaiah 45:9 (543)


        A.  The prophet Isaiah used metaphors to teach that a person shouldn’t strive against
              God.  Clay (pottery),etc.

        B.  “Woe” is an expression of God’s lament and condemnation.

        C.  The sin of striving against God is prevalent today.

    I.  The reasons people strive against God.

        A.  Because they have a _________________ nature.

             1.  Scriptures dealing with the heart:

                  Jeremiah 17:9 (569)
                  Mark 7:20-23 (738)
                  Proverbs 23:7 (499)

             2.  The sinful nature is in conflict with God’s _____________.  Romans 8:5-8 (834)

       B.  Because they are controlled by _____________________.  Ephesians 2:1-3 (863)

       C.  Once an individual is converted, he is to live according to the ____________________.
             Romans 8:1-4 (834)

  II.  The danger of striving against God.

       A.  Because God is sovereign.  Isaiah 45:11-13,18 (543)

       B.  Because God is _______________.  Isaiah 1:4 (514)

       C.  Because there comes a time will God will ___________ putting up with rebellion.
             Romans 1:24,26,28,etc. (830)

       D.  Because those who continue to strive against God will be eternally ________________.
             Hebrews 10:26-31 (888)

III.  What must people who are striving against God do?  Isaiah 45:20-22 (543)

       A.  Under New covenant:  Unconverted-  Acts 2:36-41 (802); unfaithful- 1 John 1:9 (900)