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Who's on the Throne? (5 of 8)
Series: Growing Strong
Pastor Jeff Schreve
If you have your Bible, please open to the book of Galatians chapter 5, as we look at this subject, "Who's on the Throne?"
In 2008, the powerful Christian movie called "Fireproof" was released to theaters. It was produced by Sherwood Pictures, which is an arm of Sherwood Baptist Church. Many of you have seen the movie, "Fireproof." It was in the top ten of all time Christian films in terms of its power at the box office. In the movie, "Fireproof," it chronicled the life of a fireman, Caleb Holt. It looked at his life. It looked at his marriage. And in the movie, Caleb Holt was kind of just a regular guy living for self all hung up in self, angry with his wife, a terrible marriage that was heading for divorce. But then, in the movie, Caleb Holt, something happens to him. His dad leads him to put his faith and trust in Jesus Christ. And everything changed in Caleb's life. When the Lord came in, the light came on and there was love, and there was peace, and there was joy. And, boy, he just thought, This is just going to be awesome. And I'm not going to have any more problems. But then, he ran into, what we all run into in the Christian life, difficulty in walking in victory.
Why is it so tough as a Christian, to walk in victory, and to obey God, and to do the things that you know are right, that you know He wants you to do? Hey, why is it so hard to say no to sexual immorality? Why is it so hard to control your temper when things are jostling you? Why is it so hard and such a struggle to not get jealous when someone else excels and you don't understand why they're getting good things and you're not? Why is it so hard to not get bitter at someone who does something to you, who says something about you, someone who hurts you? Why is it so hard to live a victorious Christian life? That's our question. That's what we're going to look at today. And the Bible tells us the ans ...
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