Christians in Peril

Written by Rev.Anthony Smith

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“My little children” We are little Children ofrepparttar Father and we tend to make mistakes. We will not sin willfully, for it is no longer in our nature to sin. For we are ofrepparttar 135158 seed of our Father in Heaven. But we, as Paul stated, still flawed byrepparttar 135159 very fact that we are still inrepparttar 135160 flesh andrepparttar 135161 flesh is weak. I feel in my spirit that I must includerepparttar 135162 following verses. Rom 7:8-25 But sin, taking occasion byrepparttar 135163 commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For withoutrepparttar 135164 law sin was dead. For I was alive withoutrepparttar 135165 law once: but whenrepparttar 135166 commandment came, sin revived, and I died. Andrepparttar 135167 commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death. For sin, taking occasion byrepparttar 135168 commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me. Whereforerepparttar 135169 law is holy, andrepparttar 135170 commandment holy, and just, and good. Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin byrepparttar 135171 commandment might become exceeding sinful. For we know thatrepparttar 135172 law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin. For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. If then I do that which I would not, I consent untorepparttar 135173 law that it is good. Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. Forrepparttar 135174 good that I would I do not: butrepparttar 135175 evil which I would not, that I do. Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. For I delight inrepparttar 135176 law of God afterrepparttar 135177 inward man: But I see another law in my members, warring againstrepparttar 135178 law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity torepparttar 135179 law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me fromrepparttar 135180 body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then withrepparttar 135181 mind I myself serverepparttar 135182 law of God; but withrepparttar 135183 fleshrepparttar 135184 law of sin.

Many a Christian aroundrepparttar 135185 world, are being persecuted for their belief in Jesus Christ. We must renew ourselves inrepparttar 135186 Spirit and be ready to suffer with those who suffer, as we are, One inrepparttar 135187 Body with Christ. We as Christians are not an island unto ourselves but we are a guiding light torepparttar 135188 world, we are inrepparttar 135189 world but not ofrepparttar 135190 world. Inrepparttar 135191 world to guiderepparttar 135192 world to Christrepparttar 135193 Righteous. Remember what I stated atrepparttar 135194 beginning of this sermon? Lets look again. We work and cannot obtain, we save and spend more, we fight and loose ground, we obtain and have less, we learn and understand little, we pray and little is accomplished. 1Co 15:2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. Tit 3:1 put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work, 2Ti 2:14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them beforerepparttar 135195 Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but torepparttar 135196 subverting ofrepparttar 135197 hearers. 1Ti 4:6 If thou putrepparttar 135198 brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up inrepparttar 135199 words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.I pray that this sermon has helped all of us understand our mission for Christ.


Come With Me

Written by Dot McGinnis

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called us to be with him, too. He needs us to preach His Word and minister to His people. But, if we don't spend time alone with Him onrepparttar mountain, we will be unequipped to do His bidding. Our first and foremost priority should always be time alone with our Lord. "... Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest." Mark 6:31

© 2005 by Dot McGinnis

Dot is a poet and a published author from Pennsylvania who has served as assistant editor for the Christian newspaper Majesty. She is retired yet continues serving the Lord via the Heavenly Inspirations Ministries.

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