Our best ‘is’ the problem

Consolidaction : Le Top Secret by Animation Concept

Here’s some portions of a Romans class that Pastor Mark taught a while back. Not much has changed. We are still the same, and God is still the same.

Towards the end of the class Pastor Mark reveals the ‘4 secrets’ to the sanctified Christian life.  😀

All four sections add up to around 12 minutes total…so there’s no excuse not to become the Christian that you deserve to be.

( I know that some sections are just seconds long, but I haven’t figured out yet how to splice them onto other sections.  I’ll add that to my list of stuff to learn someday)

Our best is not good enough #1

 

Our best is not good enough #2

 

Our best is not good enough #3

 

Our best is not good enough #4

 

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Thanks, Pastor Mark.

 

And thanks to flickr and to Animation Concepts for the photo.

 

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6 Responses

  1. http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

    Audacity allows you to split, join,record, edit and much more. It’s not dead simple, but it’s not hard to learn either! It might help, and can do what you need.

    I don’t have anything to do with it BTW, just another user….

    Drewe

  2. Thanks, Drewe!

    I’ll check it out.

    I appreciate the help, my friend.

    I’m looking forward to perusing your blog site a bit more. Loved the 23rd Psalm posts.

    http://www.delvinginto.com/

    – Steve

  3. Steve,
    Wow! Stunning message from Pastor Mark. Some questions arise. Mark says you can go on sinning and, in fact, we do go on sinning. How is this reconciled to Paul’s question ‘shall we go on sinning in order that grace may abound.’ Are there absolutely no imperatives given in the New Covenant?

  4. Mitchell,

    There are plenty of imperatives! BUT, they are not given in order that we might rise to the occaision, but they are given that the law do it’s work on us.

    I believe the life that Paul is describing there is the life of just giving yourself over to sin. Those in Christ don’t do that. We don’t just run roughshod over the neighbor to gain advantage for ourselves because we know that we will be forgiven.

    But even though we want to keep the law…we don’t.

    Romans 7 shows us that as Paul tells us that what he should not do, he does, and what he should do, he doesn’t.

    We CAN’T stop sinning. Down deep, we don’t want to stop. We are in bondage to it, and cannot free ourselves. So, we need a Savior.

    Christ knows this about us and loves us anyway. But the law continues to do it’s work on us as it acts as a mirror to show us our sinfulness and to lead us to repentance and to Christ. Over and over and over again…all throughout life. No Christian progression…but continual dying and rising.

    I hope that helps a bit.

    – Steve

    • I’m understanding… slowly… so bear with me. Is it correct to say where there is the slightest infraction of God’s Law in us that infraction makes us guilty of the entire law of God down to the very heart of what the Law is commanding… for example anger:murder or lust:adultery. The Law commands me to love my neighbor (which I assume to be everyone) as myself… but I don’t. The regenerated life in me wants to love this way but my own way of doing (the flesh) prevents me from obeying. Therefore, Christ life death and resurrection (His obedience) is imputed to me as though I had done them. Now Mitch go and love/live life imperfectly and don’t worry for “…my burden is light and my yoke is easy.” Is this a basic snapshot of the Christian life as you see it? By the way a tremendous thanks for yours and Pastor Marks response to my questions. This is not what I get to hear in Southern Baptist theology. To borrow words “It almost sounds too good to be true.” This is profoundly “Good News!”

  5. MItchell,

    You have it exactly right!

    Slowly, my foot! You are way ahead of probably 95% of the Christians that I know.

    And yes, my friend, it is VERY GOOD NEWS!!!

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