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Spiritual Alzheimer's Disease (1 of 6)
Series: How God Works in Your Life
January 15, 1995
INTRODUCTION: Have you ever wondered why certain believers in Jesus Christ are victorious in their faith and why certain believers in Jesus Christ are defeated? It is apparent that most believers live defeated lives spiritually. We accept it as the normal Christian life and justify it in our minds because we are only human. What is the problem? I believe the problem lies in that we do not know how God works in our lives.
Over the next six months, I am going to be speaking to you about the subject, "How God Works in Your Life." This is the theme of the book of Ephesians in the Word of God. The book of Ephesians will be our text over the next six months.
There are two major thrusts found in this book. These two thrusts will be what we concentrate on in this book. These two thrusts are:
(1) Who you are in Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 1-3)
(2) What are you going to do about it in your life? (Ephesians 4-6)
I guarantee you that these are the two major reasons most of you today live defeated lives spiritually. You do not understand who you are in Jesus Christ and you do not know what you ought to do about it personally.
T. S. This morning I want to begin this series by speaking from the first three verses of Ephesians 1. The message is entitled, "Spiritual Alzheimer's Disease."
One of the most tragic and fearful diseases of our time is called, "Alzheimer's" disease. It is the number four killer among adults today in America. In this disease the volume of brain substance decreases quickly. In the early stages of this disease, forgetfulness and confusion take place to such a degree that a person gets lost when traveling and will forget where they live, as well as their address. What a tragic disease that almost 4 million Americans have today and 100,000 of them will die from this year. We need to pray for the families who have bee ...
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