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A Tremendous Need For A Troubled Time (15 of 20)
Series: The Riches of Romans
Dr. Stan Coffey
Romans 12: 1-2
Romans Chapter 12, Verses 1 and 2. "I BESEECH YOU THEREFORE, BRETHREN, BY THE MERCIES OF GOD, THAT YE PRESENT YOUR BODIES A LIVING SACRIFICE, HOLY, ACCEPTABLE UNTO GOD, WHICH IS YOUR REASONABLE SERVICE.
AND BE NOT CONFORMED TO THIS WORLD: BUT BE YE TRANSFORMED BY THE RENEWING OF YOUR MIND, THAT YE MAY PROVE WHAT IS THAT GOOD, AND ACCEPTABLE, AND PERFECT, WILL OF GOD."
May we pray? Our Father in heaven tonight we just pause to thank you for the beautiful music that we've heard. We thank you Father for the wonderful messages in song by our youth choir, by Johnny and by Joann. We thank you our Father for what you want to do in our lives and in the life of our church. As we think about the service this morning, Lord, how grateful we are nineteen people who were saved and for seven who joined our church by letter. God how we thank you for many others who will come in the days ahead. Lord, we just pray tonight that you will speak to us exactly what we need to hear. Lord not necessarily what would be pleasing to us but something that we need for our life to make us more like Jesus. For it is in His name we pray, Amen.
I don't believe it is necessary to convince anyone that we are living in troubled times. These are times when Americans have more to live on yet less to live for than at any other time in our history.
A recent survey has been taken which revealed that 34% of all Americans claim to have a born again Christian experience. I agree with Vance Havner who said this at the evangelism conference this is true that 34% of Americans claim to be born again in the sense of being children of God then with all of this light in the world why is there so much darkness?
And if Christians are the salt of the earth, with all of this salt, why is there so much moral decay and putrefaction everywhere that we look around us?
The truth is that in sp ...
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