(Transcribed from actual tape' Ju.-.e 24, 19@ AM
Seems like all week long I've been fighting alligators. And you fight a
lgator over here, and you fight a 'gator over here. And you encounter an
alligator over here. And I needed to just to back up for a moment and be
reminded by the Lord that I am not called to fight alligators. I'm called
to drain the swamp. And in order to do that, you have to believe something,
you have to know something, and you have to have embedded in your heart, in
your life, some doctrinal principles that we're discovering afresh in the
book of Romans.
Some of you know we have been in Romans forever! And we're in a very complex
and somewhat difficult section. So this morning, THINK, STRUGGLE, READ,
OBSERVE, LISTEN! And I think we'll get through this section and have afresh
in our hearts and lives some new principles upon which we can stand and build
our lives. Hope you'll open your Bibles to Romans, the 10th Chapter, as we
bow for prayer together.
"Dear)Father, we love You and we praise You. And we thank You for the high
and holy opportunity that is ours to open the Book and know that through Thy
Holy Spirit it comes alive in our minds and in our hearts. We thank you, 0
Lord, when it cuts, convicts, and convinces us. We thank You when it lifts
us up out of valleys of depression and discouragement, yea, sin. Lord, we
thank You that it is a mirror in which we see ourselves through Your eyes.
We thank Yau @at it a'lways brings us humbly befor- Thee, slbmissive before
the cross of Calvary, ready as never before to be Thy people about the busi-
ness of draining the swamps that surround us. Lord, You speak. Let me get
out of th ...
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