TIE BREAKER! TWO PERSON TUG-O-WAR INSIDE “But the Law came to increase and expand (the awareness of) the trespass (by defining and unmasking sin)…” (Romans 5:20 AMP) “…the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please.” (Galatians 5:17 NASB) SETTLING FOR A TIE, IS SETTLING FOR A LIE 1. BREAK THE TIE BY SUBTRACTING “The magicians tried with their secret arts to bring forth gnats, but they could not…Then the magicians said to Pharaoh, ‘This is the finger of God.’…” (Exodus 8:18-19 NASB) TIE BETWEEN GOD AND gods “You shall have no other gods before Me.” (Exodus 20:3 NASB) “ ‘You shall not make other gods besides Me; gods of silver or gods of gold, you shall not make for yourselves.’” (Exodus 20:23 NASB) 2. BREAK THE TIE, BY THE SIDE YOU CHOOSE TO FEED - WILL GET STRONGER “I am the living bread that came down out of heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread also which I will give for the life of the world is My flesh.” (John 6:51 NASB) WORD FOOD WORK FOOD “Jesus said to them, ‘My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work.” (John4:34 NASB) 3. I CAN BE A TIE BREAKER FOR SOMEONE “So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.” (John 8:36 NASB) Life Group Discussion: Describe a situation where you found yourself in a tie. What did you do to break that tie? What could break that tie? Describe the tie breaker, as it relates to your situation. Name 2 to 3 Godly, and wise person in your life that can go to, or contact to serve as a Tie Breaker. Why these people?