This blog is based on a sermon from LifePoint Church, Chicopee, Mass on January 8,2023. The Holy Spirit of God stirred my heart when I heard this message. I have added some of my own thoughts.
The sermon was taken from Romans chapter eight in the Bible. Pastor Kevin talked about our struggle. We all struggle with something. We are all sinners. Adam and Eve struggled. Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Esau struggled. David struggled. The great apostles Peter and Paul struggled.
…”There is now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:1-2
If you have trusted in Jesus as your Savior, you are in Christ Jesus. You are free from the judgement of God.
1. The Spirit of Life gives us freedom from defeat, and gives us life, and peace.
2. The greatest way to change our emotions is to let the Holy Spirit of God change the way we think.
3. The Spirit of God gives is freedom from discouragement. The struggle is real. God is changing you. He is making you like Jesus. JesusJesusJ
And we know that all things work together for good, to those that love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. Romans 8:18
In all these things we are mire than conquerors through Him that loved us. Romans 8:37
First, if you have never repented of your sin and trusted in Jesus, do not let another day go by before asking Him to forgive you, believing He died on the cross because He loves you and He paid for your sins and asking Him to be your Lord and Savior.
Second, if you are already a child of God read Romans chapter wight and then go back and read this blog again. Pray, asking the Holy Spirit to reveal to you how to apply His Word to your life in a practical way.
You are not a loser. You are nit hopeless. It is never too late to change. You are no better nor no worse than anyone else- we all struggle and we need the Holy Spirit to give us victory.
Please may these words be a blessing to someone and draw them closer to you today. Please give me victory over the things I am struggling with. Help me to not only listen to your Word and read your Word. Please show me how to apply this Scripture to my own life today. In Jesus name I pray, amen.
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