Sermon Notes 9/25 – Crucified With Christ

  1. Galatians 2:20 I have been CRUCIFIED with Christ and it is no longer I who live but Christ lives in me and the LIFE which I now live in the flesh I live by FAITH in the Son of God who LOVED me and gave himself for me

    1. The Apostle Paul talked about the exchanged life (Not my life but yours Jesus)

    2. He LOVES you with an everlasting unconditional love

  1. At the cross

    1. Because of Jesus’ victory on the cross I am 100% righteous and 100% spiritually healed 100% going to heaven

    2. I have been crucified with Christ!

  1. For the Christian there is a Battle Within (Is always the hardest)

    1. Galatians 5:17 For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit and the Spirit against the flesh for these are in opposition to one another (literally hostile to one another) The Apostle Paul experienced The Battle Within

    2. Romans 7:15 For that which I am doing I do not understand for I am not practicing what I would like to do but I am doing the very thing I hate

  1. Guilty as charged: we all have a flesh | sin problem

    1. Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God

  1. If I have been made spiritually perfect why am I fighting The Battle Within

    1. The spirit has been born again and made whole the flesh has not and must be crucified and retrained on a daily basis (the flesh = mind will emotions and physical body)

  2. What are you practicing?
  3. The deeds of the flesh

  4. Victim Mentality: the past dictates the future

  5. Fear:  false emotions appearing real

  6. Doubt: outlook determines outcome

  7. Control: so out of control we try to control everything

  8. The result of this behavior is PAIN

  1. Pain Relief

    1. Drugs, Alcohol, Sex, Food, Shopping, Television

    2. These mask pain for a short period of time and DELAYING HEALING

    3. Attempts at relief become addictions and strongholds of the enemy (the enemy does not always start the problem he jumps into the middle of it and makes it worse)

  1. Galatians 5:16 But I say to you walk by the spirit and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh (steps to healing)

    1. It is not so much about what you stop doing, it is about what you start doing.  START MAKING GOOD BIBLE BASED DECISIONS GOING FORWARD

    2. James 1:22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. (Practice the Word of God)