J. Gordon Duncan

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SK Service Preview for 031410 – Impossible to Possible

I don’t know about you, but there have been times when I have read the commands of scripture and they have seemed absolutely impossible to obey.   Even after following Christ for most of my life, there are some commands that just seem impossible – even with all the promises of God.  Consider some of the daunting commands that we have seen recently in the book of Romans.  Paul commanded the Romans and us to bear the failings of the weak and not live lives for the pursuit of self.  Instead, he commanded us to live to serve our neighbors and build them up.

Essentially, Paul says we have no right to complain about the person who annoys us or the person who is incompetent or the person who demands so much of you.  Instead of being annoyed or being indignant or self-righteous, we are to imitate our Savior, serve them, and build them up – deny the pursuit of self trusting God will take care of us.

Fortunately, Paul reminds us of the Gospel that Jesus has met our primary need of the forgiveness of sin and the removal of guilt, and the closer we walk in and embrace that truth, the more we will be able to deny self and serve others.  Yet, the commands of God still seem daunting in the day to day. At times, they almost appear alien.  When your husband or wife or co-worker or boss is yelling at you, isn’t pretty hard to consider their needs before yours or to consider them better than yourself?  Isn’t it at that point and time you want to yell, “Hey what about me?”

Well this week at Sovereign King, we are going to learn just how God makes these impossible commands possible.  We’ve always said before at SK that God equips us to that which He calls us.  Well this week we will find out just how He does that.   So with that in mind, let’s answer this Big Picture Question.

Big Question:  How does God equip you to do the things that He commands?

If you would like to join us for worship at SK, we meet each Sunday at 1030am, and you can find directions to our space at http://www.sovereignkingpca.net/1.2.html


March 12, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , ,

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