It’s a Group Effort


At one time or another all of us battle against all kinds of struggles and issues __ we face obstacles that may seem insurmountable. In the midst of this battle we tend to think that we are facing a “Me Against the World” kind of encounter _ we have to fight this battle all alone. Well let me assure you: Nothing could be farther from the truth.

I love the way Paul put in in Romans 8. He asks the question, “If God is for us who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31) Then later on, “Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen?” (Romans 8:33) Then, “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?” (Romans 8:35) Then he answers those questions with this bold statement: “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” (Romans 8:37) And that someone who loves us and leads us and protects us and delivers us is none other than Jesus himself.

When a person gives their life to Christ a supernatural, spiritual transformation begins. But don’t take my word for it. Scripture offers this: “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” And having that incredible gift means that, as the Apostle Paul put it in Philippians 4:13, “We can do all things through him who gives us strength.

So, church stop the grumbling and whining and negative attitude and excuses and do what we have been called to do. And in case you are wondering what we supposed to be doing… just before leaving planet earth Jesus said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20)

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