Reality Must be Encountered

February 20, 2018 at 4:01 pm | Posted in I Corinthians, V.I.C.T.O.R.Y. | 4 Comments
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The victory that Christ has achieved for us means that, as we live for Him in this temporal world:

V.anity must be expelled;
I.mmortality must be entered into;
C.orruption must be eliminated;
T.hankfulness must be expressed;
O.pportunity must be embraced;
and
Reality must be encountered.

The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.

I Corinthians 15:56

Face the facts: Death is in the world. It is coming for every one of us. It is here because of sinOUR sin. And our sin is shown clearly by the Law.

That’s the strongest effect of the Law – it highlights our sin. We need to face that fact, and we need to encounter it – deal with it, talk to our friends and others about it. The opportunities that people have to trust Christ – and the opportunities we have to work for Him – are limited. The Gospel is the Good News, but the Good News isn’t good news without the bad news. You can’t get the victory over something you’re not willing to face.

Next time we will see that yesterday must be eclipsed.

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  2. […] C.orruption must be eliminated; T.hankfulness must be expressed; O.pportunity must be embraced; R.eality must be encountered; and Yesterday must be […]

  3. […] (15:53-54) 74. Thankfulness Must be Expressed (15:57) 75. Opportunity Must be Embraced (15:55-58) 76. Reality Must be Encountered (15:56) 77. Yesterday Must be Eclipsed (15:58) 78. The Needs of the Knows (16:1-14) 79. The Addict […]

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