by Mrs. Anastasia Rebello. One final thought: you might be wondering how to have victory in Jesus. [1]Tyndale House Publishers: Holy Bible : New Living Translation. Now friends, I believe these radiant affirmations, grounded in the transfiguring power and tenacious love of God, make all the difference in the world. I am the Lord your God.” Numbers 10:10), II. The Victory Is Ours. It lies in being able to reckon the flesh dead - Rom. “If that’s true, then Jesus is not raised. Will I ever be able to find a facsimile of that Nipon Boutique skirt-suit with portrait-collar jacket and flounced skirt in iridescent copper combo fabric that made me feel like heaven on earth every time I wore it?”, “Hold on,” Paul might have said. The Lord's Strong Arm "Get yourself up on a … 54 When this perishable body puts on imperishability, and this mortal body puts on immortality, then the saying that is written will be fulfilled: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.” 55“Where, O death, is your victory? Scripture: 1 John 5:3-5, Hebrews 11:32-40. The secret to victory hover the flesh lies in seeing the flesh as God sees it. �ԑ���'5������V����?�ٞ��` (1�G�GH�. Termina [Adobe] Add … After David defeated Goliath, he became an overnight folk hero in Israel. II. Healing for... Geri’s brother who had surgery this week to remove a mass. Victory is something we all desire, whether it’s in our spiritual, physical, family, or professional lives. 51 Listen, I will tell you a mystery! If Christ is not raised we meet here every Sunday morning to simply tell lies about God; we’re trapped in a world where hostility, war, decay, and death really do have the last word, and the courage and suffering of generations to make this a better world proves a sick joke. • We are made victorious because of Jesus’ love for us. When the spiritual world is spoken of, it causes certain valid questions to be asked. The victory, for us, much more amazing seeing as how Christ already provided us with that victory. But more. Which Way Lord? The cultivation of worship is our only means of spiritual victory. We are made in the image of God as far as personality is concerned, but in the image of Adam as far as the body is concerned. 11I know every bird on the mountains, and all the animals of the field are mine. Our call is clear, we are to overcome the world. //, Has God got a bunch of resuscitated corpses on her hands?”, Some years ago Diane Keaton starred in a film titled Heaven, which included questions cut from Corinthians’ cloth. Thank you for loving us and accepting us, even as you know us. “Balderdash!” says Paul. %PDF-1.4 The point Paul was making was simply this: The resurrection body completes the work of redemption and gives to us the image of the Saviour. 23Jesus replied, “The hourc has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.d 24Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies,e it remains only a single seed. <> The seed dies, but from that death there comes life. It could also mean being covered or washed in the blood of Jesus. Download free sermons, preaching outlines and illustrations. So you pull over, get out of your car, and look up. Shoppers are racing out of the grocery store. by Greg Laurie on Oct 30, 2015 . Paul confronts a radically skeptical congregation. The Victory is Yours – Luke 4:1-13 February 15, 2016 by Pastor Donald Peterson III. Message                       The Victory Is Ours! Where, O death, is your sting?” 56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. February 14, 2016 Grace, mercy, and peace from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Darby Bible Translation But in all these things we more than conquer through him that has loved us. What Are The Weapons At Our Disposal? As if the sky were a curtain, the drapes of the atmosphere part. I. 2nd ed. Sermon Outlines. Victory In Christ is a textual sermon by Earl White. Help us as a church to grow in our faith and serve you better. You don't know why you say the words, but you know you must. Christ overcame it, and one day we will also. %äüöß If Christ is not raised, our faith rests on the decomposing corpse of a Galilean carpenter. Will she be embarrassed? 2nd ed. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. And we also see that there is victory to overcome these three enemies. [1], *Praise                # 546         When We All Get to Heaven. Wheaton, Ill. : Victor Books, 1996, c1989, S. 1 Co 15:35, [7]Wiersbe, Warren W.: The Bible Exposition Commentary. I believe, first of all, they affirm the solidarity of human life from beginning to end. This morning in prayer I heard God say the color red and “ VICTORY!”. 15Then call on me when you are in trouble, and I will rescue you, and you will give me glory.”[2]. Thus, death is no longer a source of dread or fear. Our Scripture reading this morning referenced the last trumpet:  I’d like to share with you an email forward that I got this week: You are in your car driving home. Services are held at 9:00 am on Sundays with Sunday School for … Suddenly, the heavens are quiet. 15:57 Verse 57 says, “But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”. All Bible references are from the NASB. Jesus used this analogy in John 12:23–28. 6:11-14; Gal. 1st Sunday in Lent (C) Luke 4:1-13. The Victory Is Ours. Paul confronts a radically skeptical congregation. the belt of truth; the breastplate of righteousness; the … Like the mother in the show “Providence”. And what they see, and what you see, has never before been seen. We thank you for the yearnings we have to know you and your way better. They mock his faith. This is especially true of tulips. “You’re asking the right question, but you’re messing up the answers.” Just look around. A choir? He's out to discredit you. God does not give up on us. There are no shadows. Jesus. Or look up into the heavens, and you see celestial bodies—the moon, sun, and stars, each appropriate for its place and function. Paul closes his great expression of faith in Christ’s Resurrection by saying to the Corinthians, “Therefore, my beloved, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord, because you know that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.” /// Paul says that because of the resurrection, nothing we do is useless. Victory Over Satan, Self And The World. Car doors are open, and people are staring at the sky. 27“Now my soul is troubled,i and what shall I say? None. Message The Victory Is Ours! But God in all of His wisdom never would have left us down here to … In this time of prayer, may we be open, honest, and real. 28 Now about eight days after these sayings Jesus took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray. Paul sees death as a metaphor signifying the radical overthrow of God’s creation itself—a dark and oppressive blanket yielding moral chaos and futility. Buying into this hope of resurrection the Corinthians want to know what will happen to those people who are still alive. INTRODUCTION: I read a story about a man who saw an eagle.He said this….Once when I was in Switzerland I saw an eagle, a splendid bird, but it was chained to a rock. Wheaton, Ill. : Victor Books, 1996, c1989, S. 1 Co 15:35. Our Scripture reading today is Numbers 14:7-9 . Thoughts wander to the game you want to see or meal you want to eat, when suddenly a sound unlike any you've ever heard fills the air. One legitimate one: "Is there really a God?" No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. Once again we come face to face with the reality that worship is not something we do just one hour a week. A choir of trumpets? If Christ is not raised, the death of a loved one means obliteration. Few things are as ugly as a tulip bulb, yet it produces a beautiful flower. 15:51–58  (NRSV). One day we shall bear the image of the Saviour when we share in His glory.[7]. The Victory Is Ours. May our worship today prepare us to be instruments of your love. Some Accompanying Text Ideas. Now let us go in faithfulness and tell the story of that life in word and action. 35 Then from the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my Son, my Chosen; listen to him!” 36 When the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. The law will no longer make sinners out of us who cannot keep it(the law). 34 While he was saying this, a cloud came and overshadowed them; and they were terrified as they entered the cloud. Welcome to our Virtual Church Service! 2 Chronicles 20:15-18 Intro: As we look around our world today we … To put it bluntly, they assert, “Dead men don’t rise. Nashville : Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1989, S. 1 Co 15:51, h Jn 14:3; 17:24; 2Co 5:8; Php 1:23; 1Th 4:17, [4] The Holy Bible : Today's New International Version. If at the resurrection, all God did was to put us back together again, there would be no improvement. But God turned Satan’s apparent victory into defeat when Jesus Christ rose from the dead (Colossians 2:15; Hebrews 2:14, 15). We have the victory because Jesus won the victory. Get sermon ideas from Ernest Easley by How to Get Dressed for Battle. He's out to discourage you. 14Make thankfulness your sacrifice to God, and keep the vows you made to the Most High. Paul confirms that Christians alive at that day will not have to die but will be transformed immediately. “OK,” say those recalcitrant Corinthians. Sermon/Series Graphics; Stock Photos; SZN Kits; FAQs; Sign Up; Log In; Español; Press enter to begin your search. Revelation 7:9-17. Timothy J. Smith. All Saints Day - A. When we come to the place that we can look at our flesh and its lusts and live as if it is dead then, and only then, can we expect victory in our lives. But dead people don’t rise!”, That stance by his beloved Corinthian church threatens and infuriates Paul. They question his integrity. It is functional. The color red represents overcoming, or being victorious in one’s spiritual or natural life. Look at the seeds you plant in springtime and the fruit it brings forth; both of them, the seed and the fruit, bear different bodies but are appropriate. 1 Cor. 28Father, glorify your name!”[4] John 12:23–28 ///, You may sow a few grains of wheat, but you will have many grains when the plant matures. Who will you see? Living Word Lutheran Church is a member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). The body that God raises will be you, but you will be clothed, not in your earthly body; you will be given a new body, especially designed and fitted for your new life in the Kingdom of God. We received this body from our first parent, Adam: he was made of dust, and so are we (Gen. 2:7). 30 Suddenly they saw two men, Moses and Elijah, talking to him. We know you see us as we really are. stream The chains of Satan's bondage were broken and now victory is ours for the taking. 53 For this perishable body must put on imperishability, and this mortal body must put on immortality. x��\�����Wt���ER�Z�������p`8�׀������S,���^8�VS|O���^���o�_������J��u����_.��6����z��'����������v1e�c��_\��1�&�����.��r����_>�E�����&u���o���~�z�������#��V�z]������z]\����l�����/jv=��w���Mz2��6��r3o����i��ᡞ�������O��q�o��|{Y}���=������ژ����'�o6���ڶc�n��ՓN�.���:�Rط��$�4Q���rĞ�礕ߌ���M��}�����c2��c��w������q;+ݖ����&�=oG缝�����9����l&{lξ�ޜ�s��>�6������g��i��K����^�Ŗ��{V������-X�3�lW/X���EMi�)`� 5ޟ��s��s��al��F��q�B�>s��~�a0�O���?�s��K7��:�o|��d��ˤ-͹��K7���_[���ڳ�o�i��u��L� t�NB���J�8��g�ބ]��Kmn��K ��7S�5-�2��y������=iT��g�B��J=DZX�\}x�wM)t��?n����ƃ��t����[�����D]�����p�B�\7�B��� Q�g`���8�1���I��� o���L�V�H�����?�n�u��tޢJƔ�-�Jzo! And amid all this skepticism, they, of course, radically doubt Paul’s message. Or as a hip young woman these days might ask, “What’ll I wear? In this three-week series, Pastor Robert shares how we can achieve victory in our lives by not believing lies, staying in the Word, and going to church. If we share any hope at all, it consists of optimism, making us, as Paul says, “the most pitiable of human beings” in the face of the stark realities of life and death. However, both faith and love are vitally connected to spiritual birth, to our being “born again” (cf. Our faith in Jesus gives us the victory. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. 32 Now Peter and his companions were weighed down with sleep; but since they had stayed awake, they saw his glory and the two men who stood with him. Don’t let discouragement over an apparent lack of results keep you from doing the work of the Lord enthusiastically as you have opportunity. They wonder if he can really call himself an apostle. All is quiet. He sees in their radical doubt the church’s collapse and dissolution. He's out to disqualify you. 29 And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white. Victory in Christ Jesus is achieved when everything is restored back to it’s original design under Christ, and Christ is back in His place as Lord of all. Given on Apr 21, 2014 by Fred Nance Listen. The good news is because we’re followers of Christ, victory is already ours! The only way we can enjoy the glory of heaven is to have a body suited to that environment. Let’s see, there is. Paul does not affirm what some called the flying up to the sky out of the grave, “body, boots, and britches.” Not on your life. All Saints provides an opportunity to remember and give thanks for all the believers who have lived before us. Solidarity with all whom we love, solidarity with all humanity from the origins of creation to our final destiny in God—that is the richness and depth of Paul’s vision and hope. Before we finish, we must insist that Paul’s radiant affirmations provide the ground for our hope as we join the task of building a gracious, just, and peaceful community on earth. That’s our faith and our hope. Revelation 12:10-11 Topic: Encouragement The Bible teaches us that the three enemies of the believer are Satan, self or flesh, and the world. Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out to face them, for the LORD is with you." A trumpet? No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. The Little League baseball game across the street has come to a halt. • Ours is an “always” victory. ////. Ask God for... strength, loving endurance, patience, and compassion for Mary as she deals with her husband’s poor health. God makes different bodies, appropriate for every place and occasion. *Sending forth             The voice of Christ has called us apart for renewal and inspiration. Give us, as adults, youth, and children, the strength to love and serve you more faithfully. Praise God for... Johnny’s gratitude for sobriety, emotional prosperity, and vocational fulfillment. Victory Is Ours! And they kept silent and in those days told no one any of the things they had seen. 58 Therefore, my beloved,n be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord, because you know that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.[3]. “We’ll buy your assertions about God’s transforming / refashioning power, but if God’s power really raises the dead, in what body does God raise them? 8/ 1/ 93 OURS IS A VICTORY IN JESUS HEBREWS 2: 14 - 18 (PAGE 1745 COME ALIVE BIBLE) JESUS CHRIST was God alive with us on the earth. A trumpet blast will usher in the new heaven and earth. In His resurrection body, Jesus was able to move quickly from place to place, and even walk through locked doors; yet He was also able to eat food, and His disciples were able to touch Him and feel Him (Luke 24:33–43; John 20:19–29). We express today thanksgiving for the children, young people, and adults in our church and for the varieties of ways they serve you now and the possibilities that are within them for future service. 25Those who love their life will lose it, while those who hate their life in this world will keep itf for eternal life.g 26Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be.h My Father will honor the one who serves me. Sermon 30102011 Our victory is not only in what we do not do, but it is in what we choose to do. IV. The joy of being a Christian comes from the study of the Scriptures to discover what happened when we were saved. Today, we have a “natural body,” that is, a body suited to an earthly environment. The Battle Is The Lord’s, The Victory Is Ours With 0 Comments, Category: Biblical Teachings, Tags: anastasia-rebello. *Invocation        (Lord’s Prayer)       God, we come today as members of your family, the family of faith, each person joined to one another and to you. It is not hit-or-miss. // “Dead people don’t rise?” he asks. 29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Victory is ours. 33 Just as they were leaving him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah”—not knowing what he said. The trumpets will remind the Lord your God of his covenant with you. III. He loves that congregation. You hear your voice join in the chorus. He opens his mouth, and you are surrounded by his declaration:   I am the Alpha and the Omega. Victory, in such a case, is not merely legal. We either rot in our graves, or our souls leave our bodies and go merge with the universal soul. “But,” Paul writes (one of the so-called “great Buts” of the Christian faith), “God has raised Christ from the dead.” Did you hear that? From whence came the light begins to tumble a river of color spiking crystals of every hue ever seen and a million more never seen. And before you is a Figure so consuming that you know, instantly you know: *Hymn of Response   # 408         I Will Sing of My Redeemer. They pass through the curtains one myriad at a time, until they occupy every square inch of the sky. Through waves of light you see the silhouetted figure of Christ the King. In this message, Pastor Nick teaches on how victory is ours! Scripture Reading                 Luke 9:28-36 (NRSV). / Satan seemed to be victorious in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3) and at the cross of Jesus. We hope to connect to you soon, and that our Church Service helps you grow closer to God! FINDING VICTORY IN YOUR VALLEY by Eddie Lawrence. King James Bible Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. The Battle Is The Lord’s, The Victory Is Ours 13 Mar 2013. [5] // what comes up at the harvest is usually more beautiful than what was planted. Teach us how to open our arms and love others who are hurting. During one of his encounters with the governmental defenders of South Africa’s apartheid policies, he reminded them that tyrants end up “on the flotsam and jetsam of history,” that “the resurrection of our Lord and Savior declares for all to know that light will triumph over darkness, that goodness will triumph over evil, that justice will triumph over injustice, that freedom with triumph over tyranny. (2 Chronicles 20:17). 31 They appeared in glory and were speaking of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. I say the victory was won at Gethsemane. Riding on the flow is an endless fleet of angels. Our Offering to God     For all the animals of the forest are mine, and I own the cattle on a thousand hills. Grand Rapids, MI : Zondervan, 2005, S. Jn 12:23, [5]Wiersbe, Warren W.: The Bible Exposition Commentary. Thank God for... the continuing improvement of Gracelynn, a young girl recovering from open heart surgery. 3:23). Flesh and blood cannot inherit God’s kingdom. In fact, even a hit song was written about him. For he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things. And he’s right. Do you see what Paul tells us? With each word, a profound reverence. They mock his faith. By asserting that “God raised Christ from the dead,” Paul affirms the power of God triumphant over all those things threatening to subvert, destroy, and deny human life, the most vivid of these life-denying, love-threatening, hope-subverting forces being death itself. But while the victory is ours, our enemy tries to bring us down along the way! A brilliant light spills onto the earth. And what if you meet your fourth-grade Sunday school teacher, and you had an easier time getting in than she did? The final flank of angels is followed by twenty-four silver- bearded elders and a multitude of souls who join the angels in worship. Paul sees death not simply as a biological incident in Nature’s incessant course, though he recognizes that as a fact. I stand before you as one who believes fervently what Paul wrote when he said, ‘If God be for us, who can be against us?’” ///, Dead people don’t rise,” said the Corinthians. And I’m not talking only about past victory over sin, as amazing as that is. Let them praise the Lord for his great love and for the wonderful things he has done for them. Dead women don’t rise—Jesus, maybe, but nobody else. 5:1-2 In the Bible, and especially in 1 John, faith and love are inseparable (cf. Final message in the sermon series of "Spiritual Warfare." 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