Dr. David Jeremiah's Turning Point ministry is covering the topic of how to slay the giants in your life. Yesterday, the television broadcast covered the giant of worry.
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Slaying the Giants in Your Life
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Are you riddled with guilt? Does loneliness have hold of your heart? Are you falling prey to temptations? If we let our guard down spiritually for just a second, Satan is quick to attack. Sin and doubt slowly seep into our hearts until one day we realize their overwhelming weight. But God gives us the strength and grace we need to claim victory!
Are you riddled with guilt? Does loneliness have hold of your heart? Are you falling prey to temptations? If we let our guard down spiritually for just a second, Satan is quick to attack. Sin and doubt slowly seep in to our hearts until one day we realize their overwhelming weight. But God gives us the strength and grace we need to claim victory!
In Slaying the Giants in Your Life, Dr. Jeremiah teaches how we can overcome 12 specific giants of adversity that are most common today. Learn from King David and his encounters with fear, guilt, and resentment. Be encouraged by the prophet Nehemiah and his fight with discouragement. Discover how the apostle Paul stood strong against the giants of loneliness and failure. And learn from Jesus Christ how to battle worry and anger.
Tune in to Turning Point Television this month as Dr. Jeremiah teaches from the lives of these biblical truth warriors and shares personal stories from his own life and others today who have overcome these common but crippling adversities. God’s Word arms us with all the weapons we need to defeat attacking foes. Are you ready to stand against the giants that seek to terrorize you?
The giant of worry is one that we all suffer from. Who can't find something in their own lives to worry about? Whether is health issues, money problems, marital conflicts, problems with children, inability to find a job in this economy, the wrong direction that our country is headed under Obama's failed policies (just to name a few) - what person can claim that they have no worries to deal with?
I think that the message of this sermon is the message found in Scripture. Jesus said it best when he told us:
Jhn 16:33 "These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will [fn] have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."(16:33) NU-Text and M-Text omit will.
When we believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and we know Jesus personally as the Lord and Savior of our lives, then no matter what happens in this fallen, temporary, finite world we live in won't EVER keep us from having the peace that Jesus speaks of. Why? Because we know that Jesus has "overcome the world" by the greatest act in human history! When we confess our sins and repent, open our hearts to Jesus Christ and inviting Him in to dwell with us in the form of the Holy Spirit, and allow Him to guide us into all understanding through God's written Word, the Bible, then we have what it takes to gain the peace that surpasses all understanding!
This doesn't mean that we don't work while in the word. Jesus told us to watch, wait and work until he comes back to receive his own and bring us to the place he has prepared for us. We know it will be a magnificent day!
Jhn 14:2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if [it were] not [so], I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
Jhn 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, [there] ye may be also.
Jhn 14:4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
Jhn 14:5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?
Jhn 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Jhn 14:7 ¶ If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
I love the notes that are included in my Life Application Bible - NIV Version:
This is one of the most basic and important passages in Scripture. How can we know the way to God? Only through Jesus. Jesus is the way because he is both God and man. By united our lives with his, we are united with God. Trust Jesus to take you to the Father, and all the benefits of being God's child will be your.
Jesus says he is the only way to God the Father. Some people may argue that this way is too narrow. In reality, it is wide enough for the whole world, if the world chooses to accept it. Instead of worrying about how limited it sounds to have only one way, we should be saying "Thank you, God, for providing a sure way to get to you!
As the way Jesus is our path to the Father. As the truth, he is the reality of all God's promises. As the life, he joins his divine life to ours, both now and eternally.
Jesus is the visible, tangible image of the invisible God. He is the complete revelation of what God is life. Jesus explained to Philip, who wanted to see the Father, that to know Jesus is to know God. The search for God, for truth and reality, ends in Christ. (See also Colossians 1:15; Hebrews 1:1-4.)