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Resisting Arrest - Part 1 (2 of 4)
We have begun a brand new sermon series called ''SURRENDER.'' The purpose of this sermon series is to encourage the church to come into all that God has for her. God has wonderful things for us. The only way to get to them is through a full surrender to the will of God. There is no shortcut.
Def'n of SURRENDER:
a : to yield to the power, control, or possession of another b : to give up completely or agree to forgo especially in favor of another
a : to give (oneself) up into the power of another especially as a prisoner b : to give (oneself) over to something (as an influence)
cede, cough up, deliver, give up, hand over, lay down, relinquish, render, turn in, turn over, yield
To surrender in spirituality and religion means that a believer completely gives up his own will and subjects his thoughts, ideas, and deeds to the will and teachings of a higher power It may also be contrasted with Submission. Surrender is willful acceptance and yielding to a dominating force and their will.
How do people resist God?
1. They are not willing to relinquish their control.
Controlling people are the most insecure people on earth. People that try to use manipulative power or human strength to control a situation or a person or group of people. They are conniving and cunning. Many times they use anger to try to be the dominating or domineering force in a situation but in reality they are hiding behind their own insecurities and are actually weak and afraid on the inside, so they put on a façade and a show of strength but it is not real.
The reason why many people do not want to submit and surrender to God's sovereignty is because they have the wrong idea about the way that God rules. For many of them, they believe that God's control will make them do things they don't want to do or they are not ready to do.
The truth is that God's control ...
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