SATURDAY 24TH JUNE 2017
TOPIC: DOWN BUT NOT OUT
TEXT: 2 Cor 4:8-9 “We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed…”
Life can put a bitter taste in your mouth. Sometimes you may feel trapped, depressed and totally defeated. It’s a feeling of hopelessness that comes upon you. A sense that you have tried and tried but don’t seem to make a head way or a feeling of given up, emotionally weak, depressed, a lack of excitement about your life. It could be a sense of constant guilt and condemnation, a sense that you are a failure. I want to announce to you today You may be down but you are not out.
The good news is – There is someone lifting you up, something supernaturally great rising from the inside of you, it is the life of Christ in you! So what does Christ in You Do?
1. Christ in you brings peace (Isaiah 9:6; John 14:27) this means distress is far from you.
2. Christ in you is the Way, the Truth and the Life.( John 14:6). Yes, it may be a bad situation, a tight spot, but He saying to you this day, “It will all be all right. I will provide a way out for you.”
3. Christ in you is your Victory (1 Cor. 15:57) and He says to you, “You are not fighting for victory, but fighting from victory because you already have the victory in Me.”
4. Christ in you is the hope of Glory. (Col 1:27). “Hope” in the Bible means a positive expectation that good will happen to me.
No more hopelessness. So you can expect a good marriage, you can expect a glorious family life, you can expect glorious health all because Christ is in you. Now lift up your hands in Worship and thank Him for His Grace.
MEDITATION: Phil 1:6
Deut. 29; Ps. 119:49-72; Isaiah 56; Matthew 4