Don’t waste your life!

Last winter was our first in Yakima, Washington. Having come from California, the snow was a welcomed by our family. It was the first time that we have been able to play outside in the snow without having to drive a few hours.

As the pictures demonstrate, our family got active in making snowmen in the front yard. I never realized how much work it was to roll snow and make these guys. I remember breaking a sweat shoveling and rolling snow with full winter gear on.

However, the snowmen were short lived. On a sunny 50 degree day, they slowly melted away… All that work for something that didn’t last.

And to use this experience as an analogy, that is how many people are living their lives. They are working so hard for something that is not going to last. It’s sad to realize that all our effort can be for naught.

This is the great thing about Christianity. Everything we do has both temporal and eternal consequences. All the effort you put into following Christ pays off dividends in all facets in your life.

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Victory! – A sermon recap

On Sunday morning, I had the pleasure of preaching this message to our church during our “youth month.” I hope that you find the following valuable in your walk with Christ…

“Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” Romans 8:37

Introduction

Paul wrote to the Romans, a people who knew firsthand the meaning of “conquering.” They were a people of triumphs, of spoils of war, of taking slaves, of subjugating their enemies, of seeing foreign kings in chains, of worshipping their emperors because of their great victories. The Roman Empire, even at the time of Paul’s letter to the Romans, was a force to be reckoned with.

And to these people he writes that through Jesus, we are “MORE” than conquerors! The following points go onto explain how this transpires:

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