Sunday Preview ~ August 5, 2010

August 5, 2010

Kristina and I are glad to be back in Arizona. Our trip to California included beautiful scenery, great fellowship and many ministry opportunities along, with family love and drama. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone at Living Streams.

This Sunday my message is called “We can Reign in Christ” from Romans 5:6-20. These are challenging scriptures to understand. The primary focus of this passage is summed up in verse 17, “For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ.”

I love the idea that we are destined to reign in Christ. This dominion the apostle Paul is writing about is not just the place in heaven that we receive when we meet the Lord. We receive a gift of grace from Jesus that allows us to reign in life—right here on earth.  In this message, I hope to explain not only what it means to reign in Christ, but what it does not mean. The Lord occasionally gives us experiences that enable us to see his power work in special ways. These can be designed by God to help us understand that God’s grace is sufficient for us to reign in every circumstance. I hope to share a couple of these experiences with you on Sunday.

I hope you will take some time to meditate on Romans 5 and pray that the Lord will give me grace to preach these wonderful truths boldly and clearly.

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