Where Are You On God's Map? (7 of 37) by John Barnett

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Where Are You On God's Map? (7 of 37)
Series: Christ in All the Scripture
John Barnett
7-15-01

This is our 3rd week looking at the victorious, overflowing, abundant life Christ offered in the Gospel by John. This morning are you enjoying this power of Jesus Christ's victorious life? For the past 2000 years, the effect of Jesus in the lives of those who believe Him is undeniable. If you look around you, around the world, and back through history the fact is that millions upon millions of lives have been changed by the power of Jesus Christ. Those who were formerly weak have become strong, those enslaved by selfishness have become selfless, those who lived so long morally and spiritually defeated have become radiantly victorious, those ensnared to fear and worry have become peacefully serene, and those whose lives were nothing but evil have become full of Christ's goodness, gentleness, and kindness.

Remember that power walker named Douglas I mentioned last week? Unknown to me, that man who burst into my quiet study was among other things, a black belt in martial arts, and a man of the bar scene. Before Christ he loved to drink, loved to fight, and loved to brutally teach anyone who fought with him a hard lesson. His goal was to pick up willing girls at darkened nightclubs and bars for his lusts. After dropping to his knees in my office and simple calling out to Jesus in faith for salvation, he changed completely. The next week when he came back for his next lesson as he called it he was beaming and showed me what he called the "verse about me"! What did he find that week as he read the entire New Testament? Titus 3:3-8. In fact, a few weeks later as I stood beside him in the waters of baptism he read those verses and shared his amazing transformation by Christ.

Please stand with me and listen to the testimony of the victorious Christian life.

At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. W ...


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