Not giving SELF what SELF wants requires love to Christ coupled with devotion to Christ and a strength and desire that none of us possesses naturally! God must give us everything to walk with Him, or else we fail!
If you're "IN CHRIST" you know the danger of allowing SELF to have his or her way! If you would deny YOURSELF, you must walk CONTRARY to YOURSELF! If you would DO THIS, you must be led and made strong in this opposition against self by the Holy Spirit!
This sermon was delivered on November 19, 2023 at Antioch Presbyterian Church, a mission work of Calvary Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America located in Woodruff, South Carolina. Mr. Ryan Colvin delivered this sermon entitled "The Promise of God's Presence" on Joshua 1:1-9. For more information about Antioch Presbyterian Church, please visit antiochpca.com or contact us at [email protected].
Faithful Unto All Generations: The servants of David were embarrassed by the Ammonites. The king sent them to Jericho to heal but left then with the prerequisite to return. They had to get back into their duty for the king. For the believer, he may be embarrassed, but he can find healing with God. But he must also return to the post God has given him to hold.
Faithful Unto All Generations: In Haggai, God does not only confront Israel with their failures, He confronts them with His faithfulness. It is His faithfulness that stirs and strengthened the people to work. In the end, it is HIs faithfulness that causes us to be faithful to Him.
Faithful Unto All Generations: It is a privilege to reach the present generation. How do we do this? We reach them by showing God's power through our lives. To show this power we must live faithful and consistent lives to the end.
In 1 These 3:2, Paul refers to young Timothy as "God's coworker in the Gospel of Christ." The young minister is being sent to Thessalonica to find out how they are fairing under persecution and to strengthen and encourage them in the faith. Referring to Timothy as "God's coworker" reminds us that God is the one who meets the needs of His people while graciously employing the saints as the vessels through whom He works.