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There have always been many voices saying “This is the way to know God.” Today’s media explosion has created more voices and more confusion. Why then another? Personal connection with other believers cannot be replaced by the mass media. It is much more satisfying to have a deep spiritual relationship with ten believers than to be in a crowd of ten thousand. Every individual is important to God, and His plan involves each one in a very real way. There are things that are important to God that can only take place in close personal relationships. Our purpose is to share truth to help strengthen your relationship with God and with other believers in your locality. The goal of God is to build a family of His children together in love, walking in truth. Personal submission and obedience to Christ will bring conformity of each member to Christ, and a growing expression of the nature of God in a local gathering. The testimony going out to the world around will be as a “light set on a hill that cannot be hidden” and “the pillar and ground of the truth.”
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Oct 13, 2016

Episode 47 Overcoming all things in Christ


The promises of God to the churches in Revelation are to the overcomers. What does it mean to “overcome”? How do we overcome all things? We all face trials of one kind or another, and I think each one of us wants to triumph in these trials. God has made a way for us to do this in Jesus Christ our Lord. It is important that we understand how God has designed for us to go through the trials of this life in victory. It is not by strength of character or determination. It is not a matter of just believing that everything will work out ok even though we don’t understand. Our victory is based on what Christ did. He overcame all things, and we overcome in Him.


• We do not overcome because
o We just believe everything will work out ok
o We just try to follow the example of Christ
o We try to explain everything by our natural reasoning
• The basis of our victory is the victory of Christ at Calvary
o He overcame all things (Rev. 3:21)
o Christ destroyed the power of the enemy at Calvary (Col 2:8-23, esp. vs 15)
o Christ now is seated at the right hand of God--authority over all (Eph. 1:20,  Heb. 8:1)
o If we are “in Christ” then we are seated with Him (Eph. 2:6)
• The basis of our victory is abiding in Christ (union)
o We must first enter into this union by the Spirit
o We cease from our efforts (will power), trying to please God on our own
o Acknowledge our complete dependence on Christ (death to self)
o Resting by faith in Him, His grace, wisdom, and strength
o Obeying when He speaks and light comes
• Victory is in very practical things
o Over sin (a heart of righteousness to do the will of God)
o Brings our whole self under God’s control (mind, desires, emotions, words, deeds)
o Makes us a channel of God’s grace to others
o Keeps us in peace in the midst of the storms of life
o Strength to keep going when the flesh wants to give up
o Ability to stand in truth when pressed to compromise
o Wisdom when there seems to be no way
o Love in the face of hate
o A thankful heart, even in trials
o Worship in the midst of sacrifice

• Additional resources at  http://www.ntchurchsource.com/
• Theme song “Will Your Anchor Hold” sung by J. Ashley Milne
• Comments and questions welcome. Email David@AnchorOfTruth.com