Establishing and pursuing goals is so important in life. Unfortunately, some individuals never set or pursue goals and others lose focus of their goals leading to a great disappointment in life. What happens if we don’t continue pursuing godly goals?
Nothing reveals the bankruptcy of modern day Christians more clearly than the lack of prayer. Why don’t we pray more? If prayer is the ultimate act of spiritual intimacy with God, shouldn’t it be the central act of our life as a Christian?
Today we seek to face and defeat another incredible giant of the heart, one which strikes all of us at one time or another, the giant of Adversity. Adversity is misfortune, trouble, or affliction that comes our way because we are human beings. The fact of the matter is that life can be and is incredibly unfair at times. Jesus told his disciples that “the rain falls on the righteous and the unrighteous,” Matthew 5:45. Adversity is common to all of us and it certainly is no respecter of persons.
This morning we are continuing our study of the basic doctrines of the faith in the series entitled, “The Things We Must Believe.” You will recall that the focus of this study, the destination our journey through these doctrines is designed to arrive at, is not that we will all acquire more knowledge of what God wants us to know as though knowing were an end in itself. Simply put out goal is that in knowing the doctrinal truths of God clearly, we will be moved from the heart to turn Doctrines we know into Actions of loving obedience to Christ.