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The Conquering Christ

This is a preaching from a man I admire very much, Ray Pritchard lives what he preaches! Today of all days his sermon is most appropriate. I wish all who read this would give Jesus Lordship of their lives today. Realize that He is the coming King who forgave us all our trespasses. We walk in newness of life every day because of what he did on a hill called Golgotha!

The Conquering Christ
Isaiah 53:10-12
It is Friday in Jerusalem. The smell of death is in the air. Outside the city wall, just north of the Damascus Gate, in a place long reserved for public executions, three crosses stand beside the road.  A crowd has gathered this day. Not that crucifixion was unusual. But this day is different. An unusual man is being crucified.

Up the road comes a group of people. The soldiers know that two of the men being crucified are the kind of criminals that you find in any big city anywhere in the world. That's no big deal.

But the third man, the one from up north, the preacher from Nazareth, his…

Becoming Real

Have you ever felt like a Christian poser. You know the right things to do and the right way to be, but the thing you would do to honor Christ you do not! You feel like beating your head against the wall to knock some sense into yourself, especially when it comes to learning to love others. Did you know that even the apostle Paul had a problem with doing the right thing?

Romans 7:14For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am of the flesh, sold under sin.15 For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.16 Now if I do what I do not want, I agree with the law, that it is good.17 So now it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me.18 For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out.19 For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing.20 Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do…