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The Purpose of a Spiritual Champion (8 of 8)
Series: God's Olympics
Romans 12:1-2; 1 Peter 4:2; Romans 6:13
We have been talking about how to be a spiritual champion like the Lord Jesus Christ and the victory we have with Him. This is our eighth message in this series called God's Olympics. We have been talking about how to go for the spiritual gold, how to be a spiritual champion. When all the sports, professional, collegiate, and high school athletes are taking the center stage, we are all aware of what it takes to be the best, what it takes to be a spiritual champion. And today we are going to talk about that; you must be committed to your purpose. Today's message is entitled ''The Purpose of a Spiritual Champion.''
Romans 12:1-2 ''Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God--this is your spiritual act of worship. 2Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will.''
I Peter 4:2 ''From now on then, you must live the rest of your earthly lives controlled by God's will not by human passions.''
Romans 6:13 ''Give yourselves completely to God every part of you, you want to be tools in the hands of God to be used for His good purposes.''
Sociologist Robert Bella did a survey and on the basis of that survey he wrote a book entitled ''Habits of the Heart''. And in that book, he examines the commitments of the American people, particularly the baby boomer generation. And what he said was he found that the American people in modern culture basically are committed to nothing, that the real emphasis for American people is individual freedom and liberty and keeping their options open.
We have seen that happen as far as the church is concerned. You know when people are seeking a church home today they take longe ...
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