Monday, April 28, 2014

Living the Gospel Together: The Good Fight of Faith



1 Timothy 6:1-21                    April 27, 2014               Link for audio/video/manuscript

Life is war – spiritually, physically, emotionally and intellectually– not only on the stage of the world, but also on the stage of our everyday lives. Jesus lived an embattled life. He fought sin, he fought evil, he fought death. And even though sin and evil put him to death, he rose from the dead - defeating sin, evil and death for those who surrender their lives to him as Lord and Savior. And because he ascended into heaven and sent the Holy Spirit to live within the hearts of those who give their lives to him – we too can fight the “good fight of the faith” when we flee the sinful things which wound us, pursue the godly things that protect us and build us up, and take hold of the crucified, resurrected, Holy Spirit empowered eternal life that we have in Jesus