In this Sermon:
We often lead double lives because although we are the children of the almighty God, trouble that makes us question the meaning of life and the love of God always catch us by surprise. It's time that we redeem our lives.
1. Redeem life by understanding the scope of the transforming power of salvation
A crucial part of redeeming my life is understanding that whatever I face in life is already on its knees because of Jesus' sacrifice on the cross of Calvary. Salvation affects my whole life not just my inner being. Salvation is more than a coping mechanism. It changed everything (2 Corinthians 5:17) in a way that trouble generates a different result in me than it did before.
2. Redeem life by understanding that you are saved and called by God for Himself
The Bible tells us that God called us unto himself not for our purposes but for His purposes alone (2 Timothy 1:9). I must reconcile my life to this principle because otherwise my Christianity will be constantly overwhelmed by my own purposes. I will always come to church to receive something.
3. Redeem life by understanding that you are more than a conqueror in Christ
Trouble always catch us by surprise we are designed for blessings not trouble (Adam had everything he desired at his fingertips). It's what we call the DNA of Adam. We need to altar our adamic DNA by the power of Jesus who is also the second Adam. It can happen only when we understand that we are more than conquerors in Christ (Romans 8:31-39).
4. Redeem life by living under the influence of the Spirit of the Lord Almighty
It's hard for us to grasp the things of God. That's why Paul says we need to be led by the Spirit of the Lord (Romans 8:14). Therefore I am going to take authority and pray for the problem to go away but even if the problem doesn't go away, I am still a winner.
5. Redeem life through perfect obedience to the flawless Word of God
We need to obey what God says in his Word. Sacrifice is good but obedience is better (1 Samuel 15:22). Sacrifice is reluctantly letting go of something in the hopes of receiving something in return while obedience means you would do anything in order to obey.