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It's Later Than You Think! (16 of 20)
Series: The Riches of Romans
Dr. Stan Coffey
Romans 13: 11-14
I. IT IS LATER THAN YOU THINK ON THE TIMETABLE OF GOD
II. IT IS LATER THAN YOU THINK TO LIVE FOR JESUS CHRIST
III. IT IS LATER THAN OU THINK FOR SPIRITUAL OPPORTUNITY
IV. IT IS LATER THAN YOU THINK FOR YOU PERSONALLY
V. IT IS LATER THAN YOU THINK FOR THE UNSAVED
It is later than you think from Romans Chapter 13 beginning with verse "AND THAT, KNOWING THE TIME, THAT NOW IT IS HIGH TIME TO AWAKE OUT OF SLEEP: FOR NOW IS OUR SALVATION NEARER THAN WHEN WE BELIEVED.
THE NIGHT IS FAR SPENT, THE DAY IS AT HAND: LET US THEREFORE CAST OFF THE WORKS OF DARKNESS, AND LET US PUT ON THE ARMOUR OF LIGHT.
LET US WALK HONESTLY, AS IN THE DAY; NOT IN RIOTING AND DRUNKENNESS, NOT IN CHAMBERING AND WANTONNESS, NOT IN STRIFE AND ENVYING.
BUT PUT YE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, AND MAKE NOT PROVISION FOR THE FLESH, TO FULFIL THE LUSTS THEREOF."
I believe that this text, these verses of scripture that we have just read is God's alarm clock. Someone sad that an alarm clock is a device that is used to scare the daylights into us. And a lot of Christians need to have the daylight scared into them. A lot of people need to have the daylights scared into them.
Paul is preaching a message to arouse and to awaken the sleeping saints. And Paul says it is time to wake up. Paul says it is later than you think. The American Standard version translates this verse, "THAT IS ALREADY THE HOUR FOR YOU TO AWAKEN FROM SLEEP."
You know too many sermons are like bedtimes stories. They lull the stains to sleeps. Too many sermons are cold; they've been away from the fire too long. But I trust this morning that this message will be an alarm clock to arouse God's people and to arouse the church and to awaken us to spiritual reality.
One man came into the church and he thought he would impress the pastor and the pastor knew him and knew his habits but the man came to him on Sunday morning and he ...
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