Sermon Audio: Surrender
Speaker: Pastor Val Watkins
Scripture Text: Romans 6:2-14
Size: 17.5 MB
A Journey of Repentance
At the heart of the word “repentance” is the idea of change. Of heading one way, then stopping and heading the other way.
The fact is that you are “dead to sin but alive in God.” The truth is incredible–the battle has already been won!
We have not surrendered those areas of our lives to God, allowed His Holy Spirit into them, and cooperated with God’s desire and effort to change us and make us new.
To choose to say, before God and everyone else, “I am helpless, I am unable, I surrender to You, my Lord God, and I let you be in control.”
Who would concentrate on the outside when the problem is on the inside?
Only God can change the inside. Only the Holy Spirit has the power to enter in and clean out the rot, the stench, the filth.
We can live in our own strength, which leads to death, or we can surrender to God and let Him be our Lord and our Savior, let Him begin to transform us from the inside.
As long as you and I remain in control, our lives will be a mess.