Pastor Tim Pianta 65 Main Street, Tolga, Phone 0418882605 Email tolgacommunitychurch@gmail.com ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Friday, December 19, 2014

Your Choice

Bible references:  John 5:30; 6:38; Eph 6:15-16; Eph 2:1, 5

We do have problems but we shouldn't have.   It's done!

Jesus died on the cross.  He rose again.   As his people we should live in victory.

After the cross:

He rose on 3rd day
He ascended into heaven
The Holy Spirit came down

Romans 7:7-12
When law introduced to us we have this rebellious nature in us
Law in its fullness = life
Law not fulfilled = death

We can't fulfill law ourselves,  we can't get there.  Christ died for us.

The law was excellent.   The problem is us.  The law has been fulfilled by Christ.   He fulfilled it, not us.

Romans 8:1-5

We can't live the law perfectly.
The law was excellent.

The cross has been done; Jesus gives us life.  He then gives us the Spirit.

We can choose whether to stand on our own merits (keep every law) or stand in the Lord (grace)

Your choice in life- sin or Christ.

Slave of sinfulness or a slave of righteousnessness.  Our choice.

Choose lawlessness you will become more lawless; choose Christ you will become righteous.

Where we put our faith - example to us is Abraham.

1 Corinthans 13 - faith, hope and love.

Faith - we come on board with God and walk the journey of faith.

We are declared righteous by faith in Christ and what He has done

Phil 4 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

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