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Most of us would scoff at the idea that we were false teachers. Maybe we're not teachers at all. Yet, Peter focuses more on the lives of the false teachers than on their doctrine. We must take a look in the mirror. Are we LIVING like a false teacher? Are we influencing others away from Christ?
Primary Claim: Believers will have real bodies fitted perfectly for the eternal kingdom of God.
Sermon on Ephesians 4:18-19 by Pastor Dan Hendley.
This message deals with the second of the three enemies of the soul: The Flesh. The struggle with the flesh represents the internal battle that goes on in the mind of each believer between the Holy Spirit and the "old man" or "sinful nature." Three strategies for winning the war with the flesh include run, renew your mind, and live under the control of the Holy Spirit.
Jesus said to eat my flesh and drink my blood? Are you serious? Who in the world would do that? If we are not going to follow Jesus then who or what will you follow?
Most people live their lives based on their own strength, making decisions based on perceived facts and their own life experiences. But the believer in Christ has Someone that can lead, guide and protect from the worst circumstances that life has to offer – the Holy Spirit. The presence of the Holy Spirit is a difference maker and when we allow Him to lead in our life, life makes sense regardless of the circumstances.
Did your parent ever tell you to "watch yourself?" Mine did, and it wasn't about being mean or trying to ruin my day. It was about my dad trying to make sure I was the person I should be. Peter, in his first epistle, basically encourages his readers to "watch themselves" and for the same reason.......so that they could live up to their status as God's chosen people. As Christians, we should continue to "watch" ourselves today and how we live our lives? Why? Well.....that's what Peter is going to tell us.
We can either boast in the flesh or boast in the cross of Jesus Christ.
You see, the baby Jesus saved the world simply by being born because His birth meant that God himself was among us. But not only among us; the Son of God became one of us. And that amazing truth, that the Word, who is the Son, became a human being, that truth means that when God entered the world in this way, nothing could ever be the same again.