INTRODUCTION: First sermon was Deuteronomy 6:23.
''Then He brought us out from there, that He might bring us in, to give us the land of which He swore to our fathers.''
He brought Israel out of Egypt's bondage through the Red Sea with a journey toward Canaan.
PROBLEM: Too much wilderness time.
1 Corinthians 10:6,11 the Apostle Paul references the Exodus and referred to their experiences by saying ''these things were our examples.'' V6
1 Corinthians 10:11
''Now all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages have come.''
Paul calls history into account of those who misused and abused their freedom and their blessings. In self-centered and self-will they tried to live on the edge of their liberty and they fell into temptation and then into sin. Overconfidence was their undoing.
''Like them we can forfeit our blessing, reward, and effectiveness in the Lord's service if, in overconfidence, and presumption, we take our liberties too far and fall into disobedience and sin. We will not lose our salvation, but we can easily lose our virtue and usefulness, and become disqualified in the race of the Christian life.''
George Whitfield, Fall Not Finally But Foully
Many believers are living somewhere between Calvary and the Resurrection. Another way to say it is we are out of Egypt (bondage to self/sin) but we have not yet entered Canaan (it is Christ Himself, and right now, living His victorious life through me.) It is only the Lord Jesus Christ Himself who is capable of living the Christian life.
Romans 5:10 declares, He not only reconciles you to God by His death, but He saves you moment by moment by His life, that is to say, He died not only for what you have done, but He rose again to live in you, to take the place of what you are.
His strength for your weakness. His wisdom for your foolishness. His drive for ...
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