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Romans 6:12-23

Choosing the Right Path

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Romans 6:12-23
Choosing the Right Path

By Lois Parker Edstrom

Object suggested: Poem “The Road Not Taken” is available at:

A famous American poet, Robert Frost, wrote a poem called “The Road Not Taken.” In the poem he is walking in the woods and comes upon two paths. He has a choice and must decide which path to take.

Everyday each one of us makes many choices. What are some of the choices you make as you go about your day? Yes, you choose what to wear. You choose what and how much to eat. You decide whether you will smile or frown. You decide if you will be kind or hurtful. You can decide to read a book or play ball.

The Bible tells us that we must make a choice to follow God or follow sin. Sin is anything that separates us from God. Sin is the result of bad choices.

We usually know, without being told, when we are doing sometime we should not be doing. The Bible says, “… don’t let sin reign in your mortal body” (6:12). That means do not let sin rule your life. Make good choices. The poet, Robert Frost, tells us in his poem that choices can make all the difference.

NOTE TO THE PREACHER: You might close by reading or reciting the poem.

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