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Why So Serious?
Theme of the week: Sin: Yes, We Have a Problem
Sunday, October 14, 2012

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Who Said It … Palmer Chinchen

Palmer Chinchen is a writer, speaker, and lead pastor of The Grove, a church located in Chandler, Arizona. Palmer has taught spiritual formation at African Bible College in Malawi, Africa, and has led large college ministries in suburban Chicago and Southern California. He received his doctorate from Trinity International University and his master's and bachelor's from Biola University. He is the author of True Religion and God Can't Sleep. Find out more about Palmer, his ministry, and his passions at

What he Said … Why So Serious?

Why do 2-year-olds swipe toys from other 2-year-olds—then bite their noses? Why do some fast-food workers intentionally short you one bag of fries? Why are mechanics' bills twice their estimate?

There's this thing called sin, and it's a problem—a bigger problem than you think. It's a problem because sin turns life dark. It darkens life on the inside and causes us to live dark lives. Sin robs us of happiness, it ruins relationships, it fills us with shame, it destroys our futures, and it distances us from God.

That's why I say your sin problem is bigger than you think.

It used to be that Christians were deeply bothered by sin. Now it seems that people grin about sin like an inside joke. This is one piece of doctrine we like to forget. Some behave like almost nothing is wrong anymore. And sometimes we don't think our own personal sin problem is very big.

But sin is serious business with God. It will mess up your life.

Key Study Passage: Psalm 19:7-14

Adapted from God Can't Sleep (David C. Cook, 2011) by permission. All rights reserved by the copyright holder and/or the publisher. May not be reproduced.

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Prayer for the Week
Father, I know I'm a sinner saved and sustained by grace; when I'm tempted, remind me of sin's destructive power; give me an obedient heart that seeks what is right, good, and holy.

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