Here are two Bible verses EVERYBODY can relate to:
“I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate, I do. …For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out” Romans 7:15, 18 (NIV).
Can I get an “Amen”? Perhaps a “Been there, done that ”? So what do you do when you just can’t seem to do what you know you ought to do?
Fortunately, the gentleman who described the problem provided the answer. In this 4-part series, Andy Stanley walks us through some of the most complex, life-changing verses in the New Testament. DOWNLOAD ONLY
Part 1 - It's Worse Than You Thought (Andy Stanley)
We all have vices—things we know we shouldn’t do, that we tell ourselves not to do, and that we then do anyway. And most of us have been trying to fix those issues for years. We’ve doubled down on will power. We’ve sought counseling. We’ve recruited an accountability partner. And yet, we keep doing what we know we shouldn’t do. In this message, Andy Stanley walks us through a passage of Scripture that suggests that maybe the real problem is that we don’t know what the real problem is. Romans 5:6
Part 2 - Now You Know (Andy Stanley)
We all want to do what's right. Yet so often, we end up doing exactly the opposite. We want to quit; we don’t. We know we should leave; we stay. It seems unavoidable. If we can't even live by our own standards, how are we supposed to live by God's? In this message, Andy Stanley explores what the Apostle Paul wrote about God's grace and Jesus' power over sin in our lives. Romans 6:11
Part 3 - Living Dead (Andy Stanley)
If we're dead to sin—if sin isn't our master—how do we live that out? Living as a slave to sin takes no initiative on our part. Sinning doesn’t require willpower or self-control. But what does it look like to live without sin as master over our mouths, our eyes, our minds, our insecurities, and our appetites? In this message, Andy gives us three things we can do next time sin comes calling. Romans 6:11-13
Part 4 - Lawless (Andy Stanley)
All religions point to three things: you ought to . . . you don't . . . you're toast. Religion is all about following the rules, but Jesus had something different in mind. He is more interested in us following him than following the rules. In fact, he makes a pretty bold promise for those who choose relationship over rules. In this message, Andy challenges us to rethink how we approach God. Romans 7:15-16, 7:24-25, 8:3; John 15:5; Galatians 5:16-22, 5:25