Rom 12:1-16; Php 4:8; Php 2:3-5; Gal 5:13-14; Gal 6:2-5; 1Co 10:6-13; 2Co 1:3-11.
WTROM-116-150503 - length: 78:47 - taught on May, 3 2015
May 3, 2015
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Sometimes, God gives us more than we can handle (alone).
The power of the resurrection life of Christ is the greatest power in the universe!
The Spirit is the administrator of this life for you, -
as your helper, guide, your deliverer, as your prayer warrior, as your reviver.
We know we have passed out of death into life because WE LOVE THE BRETHREN!
This is a life of giving and receiving.
Jesus gave his body as a sacrifice unto death (Rom 3-8) so that we can present our bodies a LIVING sacrifice (Rom 12-15).
Make the connection between what it means to be in Christ and how we are called to live.
The very structure of the New Testament epistles tells us that. Teaching first, then exhortation.
We are so quick to judge and condemn a person when they do something that we think is wrong.
We should always try to think the best of other people -especially when they just did something that we don’t like!
Apply PHI 4:8 to other people in your life - particularly the ones you are not too pleased with right now!
The heart of the matter is a matter of the heart.
The rival teachers who were preaching Christ out of envy and strife (PHI 1:12-18)
The Philippian church who for a time had neglected Paul (PHI 2:25-30)
The two ladies who were causing a division in the church - Euodia and Syntyche (PHI 4:2-3)
A fine young man texted me this week with an urgent question.
“God cannot give you more than you can handle.”
It’s not true. It’s another one of those Christian myths.
Can you see that this passage is dealing with temptation?
Our lives, our life struggles, consist of more than just temptation.
The burdens of our lives include temptation, but they ALSO include many other things.
Sorrow, loss, persecution, sickness,
tribulation, distress, famine, nakedness, peril, sword
hardships, sleeplessness, poverty, betrayal, false accusations, rejection, weakness, the thorn in the flesh
difficulties…dangers, worries and concerns about those we love…
And at times these things DO get the better of us.
They are MORE than WE can handle.
They were more than Paul could handle…