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November 27, 2016

Sermon of the Day: Wherever He leads, I’ll Go

 

Ephesians 2:1-6 NIV

As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time,gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus…

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Good Morning Men! I hope and pray all is well with you, and that everyone enjoyed a great day of Thanksgiving!

I wanted to share a powerful topic today. I am reading a book right now titled ‘Who is the Holy Spirit’ by R.C. Sproul, The chapter I just finished was talking about the spiritual condition of man.

Let me start with a quote from the book;

“We are spiritually stillborn, and so we remain – unless God the Holy Spirit makes us alive.”
‘Who is the Holy Spirit’ , R.C. Sproul.

Considering the verse above, that quote sounds spot on. How many of you have heard that concept before? The fact that without the regeneration of our souls by the Holy Spirit we are spiritually lifeless. R.C. described how this is a very controversial topic. That many Christian believers and leaders do not accept this idea.

However brothers, we can clearly see what the Bible says. You can if you want, but I sure won’t argue against the Word of God.

For those of you that are passionate about soul winning, those of you that are being obedient to the command of Mark 16:15, please don’t get discouraged when hearts do not turn to the Lord. Sometimes we want to take on that burden. However this is a miracle that only God can perform through the power of His Holy Spirit.

Or maybe all of this is foreign to you. Maybe you would like to know more of God but you just don’t know how. You almost seem stuck. My dear brother know that God longs for you to know Him and give your heart and live to Him. I know this beyond a shadow of a doubt because He gave His only son to take our place. To take the pain and punishment of sin. To stand in the gap on our behalf so that we can find forgiveness and salvation by faith. We do not need anything, we do not need to do anything. You can leave your past and mistakes at the door and know that God’s love is so much greater than any fear, shame, guilt or obstacle you may have.

Let’s be a little honest here, if you are wanting this what are doing to grow here? How often are spending one on one quality time with God in prayer asking for help? How often are getting in God’s Word to learn more about Him? Are you seeking out relationships with men that have this type of fruit you are looking for? Men the only way to grow in Him is to search for Him. Good intentions are just that, intentions. My gym membership never got me in shape, I need to go and work it and use it to see changes.

My hope and prayer with this email is that you would take some time and reflect and meditate on your life. Have you been made alive and raised up with Christ (v 5,6)? Depending on where you are in your walk and relationship with God, has their been a renewing of your mind? Are you starting to have new desires, new priorities? Do you desire Jesus as more of a treasure than you have in the past?

Heavenly Father, teach me to know You more intimately. To see your infinite value above and beyond anything this world tries to offer above You. Open my heart to receive more of You everyday. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.

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