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The Funeral of your own Independence

In This video I will compare and contrast great feats of human strength against the strength and power that God provides to us spiritually. I use boxer- Rocky Marciano as my illustration of perhaps the one sports figure that demonstrates strength and power in human form. I take that great human strength and compare it to the Strength God provides through His Holy Spirit to those who believe in Him through Jesus Christ.

Isaiah 40:29- He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the
weak. (our strength is found in the Lord).

Isaiah 14:12-15- (The fall of Satan).

Isaiah 54:17- (The power and strength given to true believers).

Job 1:6-12- (Satan is allowed only to go so far).

Romans 8:38-39-(Nothing can separate a believer from the Lord).

Phillipians 4:13 -(I can do all things through Him who gives me strenth).

Ephesians 1:4-6- (We were chosen before creation. Predestined, Adopted…).

Ephesians 6:10-18-(The Armor of God- How we take our stand).

Romans 6:16-23:
16 Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey—whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness? 17 But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you have come to obey from your heart the pattern of teaching that has now claimed your allegiance. 18 You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.

19 I am using an example from everyday life because of your human limitations. Just as you used to offer yourselves as slaves to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer yourselves as slaves to righteousness leading to holiness. 20 When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness. 21 What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death! 22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in[a] Christ Jesus our Lord.

The Ten Commandments: Exodus 20:1-17

And God spoke all these words:

2 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.

3 “You shall have no other gods before[a] me.

4 “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. 5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, 6 but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.

7 “You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.

8 “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. 11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.

12 “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.

13 “You shall not murder.

14 “You shall not commit adultery.

15 “You shall not steal.

16 “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.

17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”

“TOTAL Difference”

COLOSSIANS 2:9
Anthony
8-11-10

Most of us are familiar with Total cereal marketed by General Mills Corp. Their slogan is, “See the Total Difference.” They show how Total cereal provides 100% of the your daily vitamin value for calcium, iron, vitamin E, and countless other nutrients. The difference lies in how their competitors fall drastically short in supplying this same healthy standard.

It was 60 AD and Paul was under house arrest in Rome when he wrote his letter to the Colossian church. In this letter Paul demonstrates the total sufficiency of Jesus Christ.

Paul says in Chapter 2 verse 9, the following:

“For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form.”

• Paul is saying that in Jesus Christ and Him alone, God is seen.

• There is nothing else that can be added or that is needed.

• The Colossian Church was being led astray by legalistic Jews and by Gnostics who were teaching that secret knowledge was needed to receive Salvation.

Paul’s message isn’t just for the Colossians but for us today as well. “In Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form”- we do not need to depreciate Christ with ceremonialism, legalism, asceticism or “secret knowledge”.

Christ Jesus alone is the “Total Difference”, 100% satisfactory for salvation.