by Dr. Ed Young

(Transcribed from Actual Tape) November 24, 1985 - AM



I Corinthians 2:14-3:3

Hope you have your Bibles open to I Corinthians chapter number three, I
Corinthians three begin with the first verse this morning in our study
as we bow for prayer together.
Our Heavenly Father, we're grateful to Thee for the joy and the privi-
lege of worship, for the fact that we can come into Thy house and listen
intently for that still, small voice that has a way of saying that
special, needed word to worshippers when they are gathered around Thee.
Lord, I pray that You will speak and let me get out of the way so that
Thy word and Thy Holy and Divine message might not only be heard, we've
heard a lot of sermons, but Lord may Thy word be received and understood
and incorporated into our lfvtrtg, far- we make this prayer 4in the strong
name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Living the Christian life is difficult, have you noticed that? Have you
ever wondered why living the Christian life is so difficult? We give an
invitation, people walk down the aisles, they are counseled with, we ask
Jesus Christ to come into our life. We say the Holy Spirit is now
resident in your life. The power of God now is a part of your life;
therefore, why should the Christian life be difficult? Can anyone here
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honestly stand up and say, "For me to be a Christian has been an easy

thing." I think we'd all agree, it's tough to be a Christian.

Now, let's ask the question, "Why is this true?" If the Holy Spirit is
resident in my life, if the power of God and the resources of God are
available to me as a child of His, why is living that life many, many
times so difficult? Two things, number one, because to be a Chris ...

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