Summary: Jesus finds us not, Us finding Him...
ONCE JESUS FINDS US!!
At the beginning of our lives we were all
disobedient to God!!
We knew how God wanted us to live didn’t we?
We knew his commandments, and
we knew his laws.
But we rejected all the above, AMEN
And all sin is against God.
We disobeyed God!!!!
But we have the opportunity to
get it right with Him!!!
And once we get it right, Sin will have
no dominion over us!!!!
Jesus had no sin because his heart was
right toward God!!!
He was in God’s perfect will!!!!
John 8:36 says:
If The Son therefore shall make you free
ye shall be free indeed!!!
How many of us tonight, are actually living
like we are really free???
With Jesus Christ living in your heart
You are as free as free can be!!!!!!AMEN
Don’t get me wrong now I ain’t saying
that we’re all perfect!!!
But we have to strive to be perfect!!
We all make mistakes, and sometimes
they’re worthy of severe punishment.
But God forgives us and loves us for who
and what we are!!!!AMEN
And the Apostle Paul had this same problem dealing with sin.
Romans 7:14 says
For we know that the law is spiritual
but I am carnal, sold under sin.
For the wages of sin is death
but the gift of God is eternal life
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
The Apostle wasn’t just talking about
the way he used to be so sinful,
persecuting Christians and so on
and then finally accepting the Lord Jesus
Christ as his personal Savior.
He was just admitting that he was weak
and gave into sin, just like you and I do daily.
And Paul even seemed to condemn himself
in Romans 7:25 it says:
O wretched man that I am!
Who shall deliver me from the body of
People Jesus Christ is the only one who
can deliver us from this sinful body!!!
And not to mention this sinful world!!!
The Bible says:
For all have sinned and come short of
the Glory of God!!!
How many times a week could you just kick
yourself for failing God????
You try to be patient with your kids, or your spouse, or your parents.
And just in a split second we lash out,
and our words and our actions, become
And BAM the damage is done!!!!
You thought you were prayed up
and you thought that you had that nasty habit of sin Broken!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
But we allow the devil to slip right
in the back door!!!
Romans 3:10 says:
There is none righteous, no, not one!!!
Way too often we listen to that little devil
voice when it says.
It’ll be ok just this once!!!!!
And then you feel like a failure.
And the Holy Ghost is convicting you,
And He is guiding you
right back into repentance!!!!!
Thousands of times daily and weekly
we fail in a thousand different ways.
We try to live by the standards that
we know is right.
We try not to sin and all the time we know better.
And you feel dumb and un-loved, when you do.
And sometimes you may feel like you have
lost your joy of your Christian Walk!!!!
But right behind those gray, dark clouds
is clear blue sky!!!!!
When everything seems to be going wrong
get your seatbelt on because there’s a blessing just on the horizon!!!
So many people think they have to wait to
get their problems ironed out before they
can serve the Lord!!!
But sinners listen, When I got right with God The sin question was settled.
You begin to think of that home that’s on
When Jean and I gave our lives to God
We stopped drinking the alcohol.
We stopped spending Friday and Saturday
nights at the bars and clubs playing devil music.
Our arguing and fighting stopped.
We gave up our worldly things
We begin to serve God.
We started getting up on Sunday morning.
and we Go now to worship God instead
of the devil.
Once you whole heartedly begin to serve God The troubles begin to be ironed out.
Once you start to pay your tithes,.
Your financial problems begin to work out.
And the next thing you know, you have
found complete happiness.
And all you want to do is work harder
for the Lord!!!!.
And The Closer you get to God
The better you feel!!!!!!!
We have to realize that we are guilty of
these sins of the flesh.
We are still flesh.
And we’re far from perfect.
Only Jesus Christ was perfect.
But we will be perfect one day,
when we receive that glorified body.
But until the returns, we’ll be fighting sin.
Like adultery, drinking, cheating, fornication,
gambling, smoking, lusting after the flesh