Sermons on Victory
One thing is certain, the end of the story has already been written, and Jesus Christ is the absolute victor! If we are in Christ, we also have the privilege of adopting the posture of the victor.
What matters in this life? For too many of us, we base our perception of who we are on the opinions of others. Perhaps, we should simply let our Creator tells us about who we are.
Sometimes, when we begin anew, we fail. We walk away from the path that God chooses for us; when we do that our problems become much bigger, and the battles we must fight become much harder. Thankfully, our God can also provide a bigger victory when we decide to return to His path.
What do you trust; who do you trust? These are questions that deserve a considered answer. Christians can be guilty of trusting the wrong things. We can begin to trust methods and events and programs more than we trust Jesus. When that happens we need to address the failure quickly. We take our example from Israel, as they prepare to attack Ai for a second time…
We can all relate to this, it’s called failure. It can seem so final, so devastating to who we are. I’m sure that Joshua felt this way after the men of Israel were defeated at Ai. How was he supposed to lead them back into battle? How was he ever going to be used by God again? Certainly, his failure meant that he was done, right?
What do you do when you expect a battle plan from God, and instead you get marching orders for a parade? Well, if you’re a person who has placed their faith in God, you line up and march! It’s a victory parade, after all.
The most common response to temptation is to run, and that isn’t always a bad thing! However, sometimes we won’t be able to run, we have to face temptation. When we learn to respond properly, we can overcome it!
So many Christians struggle with living a victorious life. In this message we see how to progress from faith to victory.