Hope Is Here For The Family
April 24, 2011
INTRODUCTION: How does the Lord Jesus Christ influence and offer hope for the family? I would answer this question by defining the difference God can make in each individual life that has embraced the Gospel.
? What God Does For Us
Ephesians 2:1-8, "And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others. But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God."
? What God Does In Us
Ephesians 5:15-18, "See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit"
1. Yielding To His Control.
There is no filling of the Spirit without a conscious, intelligent choice to surrender the will to the revealed will of the Lord.
2. Submitting To His Direction
Under the control of another.
? What God Does To Us.
2 Peter 1:3-4, "as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and ...
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