An excerpt from Matt Chandler's "Remember & Rejoice" sermon on 4/10/11. (Loose Quote)
I think a lot of you are owned by sin, because you're not using the sword of the Spirit. You're trying to open-hand slap a bear, and it just makes it angry. You can subdue it for a while--maybe, but eventually it's going to devour you. The Bible calls sin a lion--a roaring lion--seeking someone to devour. You don't open-hand slap that; you put it to death. How? The sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.