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Christians are constantly pulled away from holy living by the power of the flesh. Yet the true believer continues to fight the flesh knowing they belong to Christ. The struggle of this life is explained by a short autobiography from the apostle Paul. Are you a Christian who is feeling wretched? Hear from Romans 7.14-25 how the true saint defies the gravitational pull of sin.
Our union with Christ frees us from the reign of sin.
In a word, God expects 'Holiness' of His people. Let's explore what that means for the church.
In many Evangelical traditions, we tend to downplay the Person and work of the Holy Spirit in the life of the Christian. However, if John the Baptist or Jesus were around today, it is likely that they would say that there are two types of people in the world: those who have the Spirit and those who don't. In John's ministry, people thought that he might be the Messiah. John quickly pointed them to the superiority of Jesus who is the almighty king and who brings a better baptism along with judgment. However, the focus of John's distinction between himself and Jesus is the Spirit, because he understood that the Holy Spirit is a big deal. For, all Christians experience the baptism of the Spirit, a phrase that refers to the work of the Spirit at the moment of conversion. It is the distinguishing mark of God's New Covenant people. Furthermore, the Spirit does amazing work in the lives of God's people. So, don't forget about the Spirit. Don't try to live without Him. Don't try to serve the Lord without Him.
This message was preached by Rob Willey, Senior Pastor at Harvest Bible Chapel Davenport, on January 31 - February 1, 2015. The message came from Various Scripture and was titled "The Doctrine of Salvation (Part 3)".