Monday, May 23, 2016

The War of Worldliness

James 4:1-12              May 22, 2016           Link for audio/video/manuscript

The Bible tells us that followers of Jesus Christ are soldiers engaged in a war of worldliness between the kingdom of the fallen world we live in and the kingdom of our good and perfect God. Because of our remaining sinful nature, our war of worldliness has become a war against ourselves, each other and God Himself. By God’s grace we do have the power to fight the battles against the world, the flesh and the devil - when we focus our hearts and our lives on the fullness of the crucified and risen Jesus Christ, and when we humbly submit to God and draw near to God through the grace of repentance. Jesus paid the high cost of defeating the enemy of our souls. May our hearts and our live reflect grace of God we have given by the good and perfect God who loves us!