The Grace Walk

Proverbs 3:5-6, Romans 5:17-21

Becoming an Overcomer – is a process.  It takes time – ups and downs – set backs … Pattern of Regression

  1. Complacency – “I’m okay”
  2. Confused – “Why?” “Everything has been going so good.”
  3. Compromise –“It’s not that bad. I’m in control”

Why do Christians fail?

We rely on our own strength – Gal. 3:3

  • Start with Grace and Faith – we must continue by the same
  • We shift from His power to ours…(Zech. 4:6)
  • “The great Bygone” – Tell Sheldon his mother is here!

We don’t seek support – Hebrews 10:24-25

  • Sunday School, Wed. PM, RU, CD Ministry – see them as they are (Support)
  • No man, is an island – * lesson of the whale
  • In our pride, we shift the blame – (I Corinthians 10:12 )

How Can We Prevent Failure? We prevent small daily failures, same way we prevent large eternal ones:

(Failure = Event – Person)
Daily Evaluations (Mark 14:38) – H.E.A.R.T. accratic

  • Take time (it won’t come naturally) for preparation and intro spectin

Daily medications – (Psalms 1:1-3) – “If you know how to worry – you can meditate

  • Make time (schedule) – we often plan – but fail to perform
  • Reading the Bible – good / memorizing – better / meditate – best (Psalms 143:5)

Daily Prayers – (Luke 11:1, 9-10)

  • Man in new office – with no phones – on the phone

What is the Reward for the Christian? Romans 5:1, 17

Peace with God – salvation

  • Its no accident so many people feel at odds with God (John 3:36)
  • Asking of a sick / deceased…”Have they made peace? Don’t wait

Peace of God – direction

  • Keeping peace in the family requires patience, love, understanding and at least two television sets.” (Hebrews13:20-21)

Galatians 5:1

  • My 10 yr. battle – Do more – Fail More
  • God loves me because of who I am – not what I do
  • Boys playing ball – win or lose, love, pride
  • Grace wins – we win!
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