"HOW TO WALK WITH GOD IN A STRESSFUL WORLD"
I want to begin by asking you a question today, "Is it even
possible to walk with God in our stressful world?" When
the fiery darts of Satan and your circumstances come down
upon you, is it possible for you to walk with God?
This past week I have been trying to sort out why I sense
that many of our people are not in focus in regard to their
personal commitment to Christ and His church. It seems
that everyone is distracted.
I then began to evaluate the stressful times in which we
are living. These are stressful times because of the:
1. Uncertainty of leadership and direction in our
2. Instability of the American and the world
3. Rapid pace of the American family.
4. Fear of the future because there are so many
unknowns out there before us.
For these reasons and more many of you are totally
distracted from your walk with Christ and your commitment
to Christ's church.
Your mind is filled with worry and anxiety. Satan tells
you that an abundant life in Christ is impossible. However,
I want you to know that you can walk with God in our
In our Scripture today, Paul was writing to a group
of believers who were under much stress and attack.
The people were attacking Christians, their walk
with Christ and commitment to His truths. Many
were falling by the wayside as a result of this stress.
Therefore, we find these two verses planted in this
letter to encourage us todav that WE CAN WALKs
WITH GOD IN A STRESSFUL WORLD. How can
we walk with God in a stressful world?
I. A STRONG FOUNDATION. (v. 6)
In 1:13-29 we read of the incomparable Christ that
is preeminent or first in everything.
In v. 15 we read, "He is the image of the invisible
God ... ."
In 2:9-10 notice the fullness of Jesus Christ.
In 2:6 we read that as we received, personally opened
our life to Christ, so we are to ...
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