Review Romans 12:1-21.
The important question today: “WHAT SHOULD MAKE THAT FORCE FOR US?”
I. APPRECIATION FOR SALVATION AND SERVICE.
Make much of salvation, for the call of God, for His guidance, and for meeting our daily needs, etc.
II. AGREEMENT TO THE SCRIPTURE.
That is, follow Him, tithe, obey in all things, and pray over all things.
III. AWARENESS TO THE THINGS OF GOD.
All of you know this story, but I love to tell it:
Notre Dame Football star George Gipp could do it all — run, pass, and punt with unparalleled skill. The 1920 season established the Gipp as a football immortal. But on December 14, 1920, young George Gipp died of pneumonia. But thanks to football legend — and a movie in which former president Ronald Reagan portrayed Gipp — the story of George Gipp lived on. On November 10, 1928, Notre Dame and Army were tied at halftime. Notre Dame Coach Knute Rockne, himself a legend, told of being at the dying Gipp’s bedside. Rockne recalled how Gipp feebly said, “Sometime, Rock, when the team is up against it, when things are going wrong and the breaks are beating the boys — tell them to go in there with all they’ve got and win just one for the Gipper.” They did. Today in the Word
Let’s do it one more time for our God! “Only one life, twill soon be past, only what’s done for Christ will last.” The shortness of life, and to give account:
Men are hell-bound sinners and only salvation and sacrifice can change them.
Remember Paul’s THREE DRIVING FORCES:
1. The Love of Christ constrained him.
2. His faith empowered him.
3. God’s grace enabled him.
May 2019 be the year when we all do it one more time for Jesus.