How to Let Christ Live in You

This is a classic sermon of Pastor Smith on the topic of how to gain victory over besetting sins and temptations.

Instead of putting up a fiercer fight, learn a better way - the biblical way... Listen to pastor Smith as he explains the "how" when it comes to dealing with temptation.

A must watch for every sincere Christian!

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Sermon Excrept

"When we are tempted, there is the enticement, the affinity and the drawing to it, and so it is natural to us as Christians to put up an effort to resist it, and ask God to join in with us in this battle, in this fight against yielding to temptation.

It is natural for us to do that.

But it is not biblical. And it doesn't work."

In this sermon, Pastor Smith focuses on how to do it.

How should we react to temptations? If we cannot resist them, what are we supposed to do?

As a bonus, you will witness a live testimony from a man who successfully experienced consistent freedom from sin for the fist time in his life.

How to Let Christ Live in You - Sermon Summary

2 Corinthians 12:7-10

So far we discussed: Until Christian comes to understand and experience: Today discuss: How to let Christ live out His victorious life in you.

How Does it Work?

James 1:14-15 - How temptation works

How do we let Jesus live out His life in us? In this manner: Your part; Choose to give your will to God concerning a particular temptation. Example: Perhaps someone has hurt you deeply. Because of our sinful nature: Example: Person named Jim who has hurt you.
You can simply say, I can also say from experience: Choose and believe, choose and believe Where most Christians err: We are to give our will and let God provide the power by:

Thorns in the Flesh

This truth presented when Paul describes his struggle with the "thorn" in his flesh (2 Corinthians 12:7-10)

Many things can be thorns in the flesh. Paul prayed for God to remove it. God also gave a very important truth when He said, The more weak we know ourselves to be, Our own exertion of effort to over come a temptation
God wants to do much more than "help" us. This is why the Lord will leave some thorns of temptation in your life.

Iím sure you have prayed for God to remove these thorns of besetting sins. When you begin experiencing Christís deliverance "Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christís sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong."

Thank You for the Thorns!

You will come to the point that you actually thank God for the thorns in your life. Why? You also rejoice in the thorns because: This is what James was speaking of when he wrote:
You will experience what Paul describes "as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing" (2 Corinthians 6:10)
Your faith in Christ develops an endurance that will lead to Christ manifesting Himself in you fully.


I pray that each of us will experience Christís full manifestation in our life- every moment-every day.