FROM THE PULPIT: Let’s avoid major causes of spiritual failure

Published: Friday, August 30, 2013 at 11:17 AM.

What does the world offer in comparison to what God has? Nothing. Look at the news: The world is so messed up. 1 Peter 2 says Christians must lay aside many things to succeed. We must get rid of malice, guile, hypocrisy, envy and evil speaking.

People will do anything to procure position, wealth or fame.

Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Fear

Often, Jesus told His disciples, “Fear not." Fear robs us of what God has for us. Fear grips us and keeps us from receiving what God wants to give to us. Fear keeps us from obtaining and claiming promises that God has given us in His Word.

Isolation

As humans, we desire companionship. We need to love and to be loved, and we need to sense that we belong. We don’t want to be isolated or have others avoid us.



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