Live And Let Die by James Merritt

LIVE AND LET DIE
Dr. James Merritt
Galatians 2:20
8-18-02

INTRODUCTION

1. (after the video) How do you live the Christian
life? Well, believe it or not, the answer is YOU
don't!

2. Over one billion people have become Christians in
the last 2,000 years. But only one person has ever
lived the Christian life, and that is Jesus Christ. I
am going to make an amazing statement, but I believe
it is true. The average Christian knows far more
about how to BECOME one than how to BE one.

3. The average Christian will say, "I'm trying to
live the Christian life the best way I know how."
When a Christian makes that statement I can
automatically tell them they're probably not doing a
very good job of it.

4. I heard of a man who was walking by a seaside
cliff in the darkness. He thought he knew the path,
but the path evidently had fallen away by erosion, and
he stepped over the cliff into the darkness. As he
was falling he found an overhanging limb; he grabbed
hold of it and he was dangling there with his feet in
midair.

5. He began to scream at the top of his voice for
help, but no one could hear him. His hands began to
get weak, his palms clammy, his fingers began to ache.
He said to himself, "I've just got to hold on; I've
got to hold on; I can't fall." Beneath him you could
hear the roaring waves and he could see in his mind
the jagged rocks below, but finally his strength was
gone. His fingers relaxed their grip; he slipped and
he fell three inches to a solid rock ledge that had
been beneath his feet the entire time.

6. There are so many Christians who know they need to
"go out and whip the world," but they're exhausted
from trying so hard and getting beaten up when they
don't realize the solution lies right at their feet.

7. The single verse that we are going to study is, in
my mind, one of those "must" memory verses. It is
probably the most comprehensive, compa ...


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