Sermon:
Give Me That Old Time Religion
Part 2
Ephesians 1:15-21

15 Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,
16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;
17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: {in...: or, for the acknowledgement}
18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, {his mighty power: Gr. the might of his power}
20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

We have discussed that what we need is that old time religion, what I mean by that is an old time walk that has been walked by our fathers, mothers, and grandparents.
They were willing to live what they say; now days we have too many people who are living in a shadow of what they could have.
I want what the old time saints had because what they had that seems to be lacking in Christians today.
They were persistent in what they were doing, they never let the world side track them, they just kept on pushing and fighting the battles they faced and they were over comers.
They weren’t wimps, they were warriors!

We need that old time persistence that Paul had. No matter what he went through, he knew that God was his answer.
It didn’t matter if he was in prison, stocks and bonds, shipwrecked, stoned and left for dead.
He knew that he had had a revelation; he had had a visitation from Jesus.
Paul, no matter what obstacle he faced, knew that he was a believer, a believer is obedient to the Son, which he was going to face and win.

2 Timothy 1:12
12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day. {believed: or, trusted}

There were going to be times Paul would suffer. It did not matter because he was not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ.
“Nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day”.
Paul was persuaded that Jesus was able to keep what he had committed unto him.

What the old time saints had was a day by day faith which they exercised in daily living.

Ephesians 1:16-17
16 Cease