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Why Is It So Hard to Do What I Should?

I can’t tell you how often I have the best of intentions, but in the end I fail to follow through. What’s wrong with me? Why can’t I do what I want to do?

 

Sermon Text: Romans 7:18-25

 

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Points to Ponder: There is nothing that God wants you to do that you have not already done in Christ! #ActiveObedience #Gospel #ImputedRighteousness

Treasure to Share:  What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death?  Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord! (Romans 7:24-25)

Encouragement in the Struggle: Find devotional materials and issue specific help on our Resources page.

Action to Take: In what area of your life right now has the devil customized his battle plan to take advantage of a particular weakness of your sinful nature? Understand that this battle may feel more like a siege. It may even be a lifelong struggle against this or that sinful tendency. Your battlefield of temptation may be different than someone else’s. And on many days—until the day you die—you will know from the experience of your heart some bitter defeats at the hands of temptation.

However, as a dearly loved child of God, He invites you to pray for His strength on that very battleground where the devil wants you to surrender. He invites you to remember that because Jesus won the victory in your place through His perfect life, death, and resurrection in your place, you are an overcomer who is forgiven! A winner! You have been set free by a Savior who loves you. As you go with Jesus your Savior and armed with His word, He will give you His strength to renew the battle against temptation each and every day until He finally calls you home to heaven—all by His amazing grace.

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