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4/22/2018 Rex Crossland  Winning in Life 
4/15/2018 Rex Crossland  God's Place 
4/8/2018 Ryan Miller  The struggle is real 
4/1/2018 Ryan Miller  Risen Savior 
3/25/2018 Rex Crossland  What is Christ to you? 
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Rex Crossland  Hold out Christ 
3/11/2018 Ryan Miller  Reverance 
3/4/2018 Rex Crossland  Surprise 
2/25/2018 Rex Crossland  Spiritual Heroine 
2/18/2018 Ryan Miller  Love people 
2/11/2018 Ryan Miller  No service due to weather 
2/4/2018 Rex Crossland  I pray for you 

Bulletin Article 4/22/2018
Winning in life


How would you define "winning in life?"

Winning the game is pretty easy. Have the most points at the end of the competition--Right? Jordan Spieth or Tiger Woods wouldn't say that. Winning in court is easy too--Right? Courtroom wins depend on plenty of variables. Are we talking a lawsuit or capital murder? Escaping the death penalty might be a win in court, especially if you are not guilty but were convicted anyway.

Then, of course, there is the concept of winning by losing. More about that another timeā€¦

To define "winning in life" we must know who makes the rule and how you keep score. Scripture doesn't really use the concept of winning in life. The words tend to be more dramatic. Words like overcoming and conquering. Even simpler concepts (see Hebrews 10:39) include profound ideas. Being saved doesn't sound dramatic until you contrast it with being destroyed.

The "game" of life carries eternal consequences. Two sides are in conflict. On a personal level you have the flesh versus the spirit. (Gal. 5) On a global level you have the Christians versus the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. (Eph 6)

The time is right now to decide to do what it takes to overcome!

Rex