by Robert Walker

Strength for the Struggle
Robert Walker
Colossians 3:1

A.G. Blackburn, a well-known Christian worker, tells of the concern of a little girl of seven years for her unsaved father. This little girl was dying, when God's servant went to see her. She lived in a back street. When Mr. Blackburn got there a woman showed him where the child was. He sat down, "what do you want, darling?" He asked.

"I want to see you before I die," she said.

"Why," he said, "are you dying?"

"Yes, sir."

"Would you not like to get well again?"

"I hope not, sir."

"Why not?"

"Why, sir," she said, "ever since I became a Christian, I've been trying to bring my father to hear you preach, and he will not come. And I think if I die, you will bury me, won't you?"

"Yes, darling," the kind man said.

"Well, I've thinking, if I die, father must go to the funeral: then you will be able to preach the gospel to him. And I would be willing to die six time over for him to hear the Gospel once."

Salvation is the greatest experience a man or woman will ever experience.

And it starts out with since, since something has already happen, something has already transpired, some behavior has already taken place, some actions has already become history.

Now the question is what has happen? Since you have been raised with Christ. So the strength for the struggle begins with the fact that we have been raised with Christ. It is predicated on the resurrection of Christ being ours.

I am convinced that most people really don't know what we are talking about when we say we have been raised with Christ?

I am convinced that most people really don't know what we are talking about when we say we have experience the resurrection.

The strength for the struggle according to Colossians 2:6 is if you want power you hath to know you have been raised with Christ. You have got to understand that the power that raised Christ from the dead is the same power that will give you victory ove ...

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