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Rescued From Self-Obsession

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August 23, 2020 1:00 am

Rescued From Self-Obsession

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August 23, 2020 1:00 am

Built into every one of us is a tendency to focus on self. We see life through the lens of, “how does this affect me?” After Cain killed Abel, he had no remorse. Rather, he bemoaned his fate of being made a restless wanderer. In this message we look at how self-focus is shared by us all, and why it’s only through the redemption Jesus provides that we can get our eyes off of ourselves.

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Built into every one of us is a tendency to focus on self. We see life through the lens of how does this affect me. After Cain killed Abel, he had no remorse.

Rather, he bemoaned his fate of being made a restless wanderer today a look at how self focus is shared by us all and why it's only through the redemption.

Jesus provides that we can get our eyes off of ourselves from Chicago. We welcome you to The Moody Church. Our weekly service of worship and teaching under the ministry of Dr. Erwin Lutzer today. Pastor looks or continues a series he's calling rescued what God did to save us after music and a powerful testimony will turn to Romans chapter 6 to learn how believers have been rescued from self obsession Pastor looks or comes now to open our service of worship. So glad that you have joined us today and I know that all of you probably had a very stressful week, but this is the hour that we set aside to meet with the Lord and we want to have our hearts ready to hear his voice and to obey that voice.

Many of you have come here without unmet needs are. You may be seeking for something, not knowing what it is that you're actually looking and it is in this environment that we hear from the Lord, and he encourages us and we are motivated to obedience. Above all, we're here to glorify his name in a moment the choir is going to be leading us and they're going to be singing the Lord Jesus Christ be present now our hearts in true devotion bowel courses with us but he is especially near to us and we sense his presence when were yielded and open to him, would you bow your head in prayer in a moment of silence invite the Holy Spirit of God to speak to you today and be open to his voice. Father, we do want to dedicate these moments to you. We pray that you shall be glorified, honored, and everything that happens and we ask that all who are listening both in the sanctuary as well as around the world online today may be a day of worship of instruction a day of obedience for your glory so open our hearts to your truth. We ask in Jesus blessed name and I Scripture reading this morning comes from Romans chapter 6 please join me on the bold print.

This is God's holy word. Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him.

We know he no longer needed over four so you must consider yourself to thin and alive to God in Christ Jesus, and therefore reign in your mortal body to make you passion do not present your members to instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourself to God as those who been brought from death to life your members to God.

Instruments for righteousness know over you. You as a great passionate deal Moody to win souls and sees cells transformed by the gospel and Moody Church. We've been celebrating the joy of change lives.

Since 1864 is our motto in here today is time to share with us a little about her story with the money I need to share with you my money chasing faithfulness of God. My whole family out of and brought into his kingdom of night out of Washington. Christ was 97. I can't guess what happened to my feet came to an empty space poker PhD found within 10 days after her arrival in this country without having any. She did not see with photo TSS.

He teaching me what you bought for almost my parents and I pressed high through gasoline retailers. What we can see how fast may be exactly the same deletion so the phone and my family. Even if the defendant company at that time my private Asia. My seat sat enough in my eye you're up all received and accepted Jesus any patient and was saved around the same time Hermes could have happened to this question. I need to go back and yes 90 through planning and missionaries sent to China from lasting countries. My great-grandparents from my mother sat hi there good news of Jesus Christ and became even my grandma attending the school founded by missionaries.

She knew my grandpa Chet so my furnace that even then this could be a that your family history, blanket back was scheming to them.

Chet. He also remembers how he stabbed my grandpa used to Jesus seems to teach him a missionaries´┐Ż To my ancestors last feet of the gospel and economy grow. SSS believed and went weekly plants that are not my mom remembers that yes that will when she was the only cocoa she opened into her grandma's place in the afternoon was too lazy and so her grandma college praying to God, even before we were conceived. SSS were already praying for us. God promised to show love to a thousand generations of those who mock him and keep his commandments, and he never forgets any printed passed made by his people doing the couch of evolution which took place from 19 CCC's 1970 sees our Christian family tradition lost for our parents and their childhood memories of check and she said they spend most of the life we stop being a man of God's presence in their lives. My sister and I grew up without any religion, 19 and 1990s.

Our whole family went down the wrong path and became the invoking 27 we had 50,000 males apart from God. Yet he remained faithful to his promises and see past that he's mighty hand. As I mentioned, my sister first after conversion to Christ. She prays for me and my parents at that time I was standing in the event it was to churches in the neighborhood where it when I press that, then I could not help wondering if I should go to attend church service. It was a Sunday morning in September 2006 I was struggling taking that as a traffic light ring seem to point me in the back shelf to check. When I entered the church service had already started.

I took a seat in the doctoral ship came to me and sat receiving from slave Cosimo Clooney. I change my seat. Just then people still. I started to see teams. My heart was so something struck by the beautiful sounds and tears began to ran down my face. I did not hear what a preacher said nor did I notice what people around me.

I just cried throughout the whole 70s. I feel like a wanderer finding a friend have a phone knowing that she would be secure forever. I went to the check at the end of phony sending and then again each time I cry from the beginning County and only when I was fearful of the full-time, could I hold back my tears and place into the settlement option. My conversion to Christ. God put me on fast chat to spiritual growth into some paint. He called me to come to the United States to start at the Bible Institute not I have almost finished my studies and I'm doing an internship at The Moody Church. Listening is faithful international students and scholars is has opening customers and agrees some behind it was access for the body's good, and he slop endures forever is these phonies continue through all generations. When those 30 missionaries receives cost coding and left their homeland. Did you not know exactly how God would use them other people's lives when my great-grandmother nailed on the couch after day to pray to God she did not know exactly how God would also have prayers. But one thing we do know for sure that his God is faithful and he slop slaver. Thank you all here at The Moody Church.

We never tired of hearing about God's grace in transforming power in the lives of those who believe it was Larry Crabb who told us recently that her biggest problem was not abuse or neglect, or all the problems we think we have our biggest enemy. He says his self obsession. Think about that for a moment, self obsession, wasn't it Narcissus who looked into the water and saw his own image and fell in love with him will. I'm reminded of the man walking along Wells Street that I saw some time ago with a T-shirt that said just worship me and will get along fine. That self obsession or I think of the woman who said that she finally met Mr. Wright but she didn't know that his first name was always self obsession you know Jesus looked into the human heart, and he gives us an analysis that is not flattering, but today I need to be very honest with you and tell you that Jesus Christ's evaluation is completely correct. I'm going to read you a few words about what Jesus said and you honestly ask yourself if you if this is true of you. It's true of all of us. Jesus said that from within and from within the heart to didn't put it this way, but we have all within us as sin, factory, manufacturing river of sin and Jesus defines it this way evil thoughts that could include such things as stubbornness self will murder, violence, revenge, you know, people want to get even, adultery, sexual immorality course that could be explained in all different kinds of ways left false witnesses slander and the like.

Jesus said is all existing within the human heart. The seeds are there in all of us. What an indictment, how do we cope with ourselves. How do we live with ourselves, not even to mention those who have to live with us in the home or in a marriage relationship. How do we do it well, first of all, we hide from ourselves. We put on a false self, so the person that we are in church is not the person whom we actually are at all. The family will tell you that he's a very different person at home, and even within that there are secrets that are unrevealed and for the truly evil person.

Remember the evil that he sees in himself. He sees as actually belonging to other people.

So he imposes his own evil on them. How can you reason with a man like that. So we hide, we compare ourselves. We say why not as bad as so-and-so, let me remind you that a little bit of Satan's rebellion has fallen on every single human heart, self obsession is our worst enemy's past week I was talking to someone who is telling me that they bought a church they bought a building that was going to be used as a church, and the land owner who has a lot of money was going to sell it to them with liens against the property, even in excess of six figures, but he didn't tell them till just before the deeds were signed.

They discovered it, and fortunately they were able to force him to pay up, but he was so extremely angry. Now I look at that several of the men was wealthy. Why would he be so deceptive in business there is greed there is self will and our greatest enemy is self obsession.

That's why like the book of Romans. That's why I've titled this series rescued what God did to save us is because the book of Romans tells us what God's answer is for our sinful rivers of the hatred of self will lead course from the human heart and that the Bible tells us that God has two answers. If you have your Bibles and you open them to the book of Romans. Look at what it says in chapter 3.

Now I know we studied this previously.

The first answer that God has two are great on ending need is the blood of Christ, the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. You'll notice in chapter 3 verse 25 it says, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith to show God's righteousness, that big word propitiation means that God was totally satisfied by the blood of Jesus Christ. When Jesus died on that cross the sacrifice that was made was pleasing to God and met all of his requirements so that you and I can be forgiven when we remember that blood. The blood of sacrifice is primarily for God. The best illustration is the Passover in the Old Testament. Remember how the Lord told Israel take his sheep kill the sheep, and then you take can you put the blood on the doorpost the lintel.

The side posts of the door and the angel of death said when I see the blood, I will pass over you. That's where we get the word Passover and that the instructions were this, that if you do this you will be spared the judgment of having your firstborn killed but all those in Egypt who didn't put blood on their door there firstborn son will be killed so that the Israelites can leave Egypt. Let's imagine for a moment your firstborn son. There's blood on your door, your father put blood on the door.

You may be a very good sign. You may be an obedient son. On the other hand you might also have been a criminal. It would not have mattered. Even a criminal's son would've been exempt from death because there was blood on the door.

God says, not when I see your goodness when I see your attempts at goodness.

I will pass over you. He said when I see the blood, I will pass over you because God has been fully satisfied in Jesus by the blood and the sacrifice that Jesus Christ made you realize what that means for us. That means that the real issue is not the greatness of our sin.

Of course it's much better that you be a good song that I criminal most assuredly, but at the end of the day that's not really the issue. The issue is as it was in the Old Testament is there blood on bad door that you received Christ as Savior and the sacrifice that he made the sacrifice of atonement the sacrifice of propitiation. Have you received that now many Christians understand that part but now when it comes time to pray in their own individual lives. They think that they're going to approach God on some other basis so they think, well, you know, I think God will hear me because I've been faithful. I taught Sunday school, God will hear me because I I have a witness to someone or I've read the Scriptures or I've I've prayed or I've done something kind this week and they approach God with uncertainty because of that because that's not the way you ever approach God. The Bible says having boldness to enter into the throne of God. The very throne room of God by the blood of Jesus and it is always the blood of Jesus. But you realize what that means. That means that there is no sin that you can ever commit that is so great that devalues the blood of Christ. I receive letters all the time from people who think they've committed the unpardonable sin. There is an unpardonable sin, but it's always committed by unbelievers who say no to God too long and too often, but if you want to be forgiven. I say to you today, no matter who you are, no matter what crime is in your background. If you received Christ as Savior.

The blood of Christ is sufficient also for you and you too can be say, let me say this clearly as it can be said there is no sin that you can ever commit that will devalue the blood of Christ, you may not think the blood of Christ can forgive you, but God thinks differently and he says this blood of Christ is so valuable that when I see the blood judgment is withdrawn. I will pass over you. There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus. Now when the sixth chapter of Romans opens, you can imagine after Paul explains all this you can imagine what the response is going to be ends. Chapter 5 by saying that where sin abounds.

Grace abounds much more you can never out sin, grace so you make that statement and what are people thinking their thinking wow this is too good to be true, too good to be true like one wag put it he says I like to sin. God likes to forgive what a wonderful arrangement that is more like a college student said to me, if I send in a big way I can be forgiven in a big way and then talk about God's grace and real big way. You know when I've explained the gospel to people they respond by saying what does that mean I can just go out and commit any sin that I want and still be saved. The answer to give at that point is with a smile on your face say yes. And the reason that you want to say yes is so that they understand grace they are close to the kingdom. When they say that now you have to qualify the yes as we shall see in a moment, but we want people to understand grace and to understand it clearly salvation a free gift. No sin great to forgive when Jesus said it is finished, pay in full to those who believe he meant and that's why reach out to those of you who think that you have sin too much for God, you have not, how do we answer this business of saying well that's the way it is. I can just go out and soon all I like Paul knew that's exactly what people would be thinking he knew that exactly, he knew that people who love sin would think of that right away and so he addresses the issue in chapter 6.

This is what shall we say then are we to continue in sin that grace may abound is not exactly the argument of the natural person who is in love with sin pulses by no means really literally in Greek God for the conference. How can we who died to sin still live in while we have to stop there. Don't catch our breath. Notice what the apostle Paul does not say it is not say now if you abuse grace that is proof that you were never saved there.

Some people say that but any Christian who abuses grace is never been saved. Paul doesn't save nor does Paul say something else like Kim. If you abuse grace you lose grace and your no longer say what he does is he begins to help us to understand something that continuing in sin, a deliberate choice to continue in sin is thinkable because we died with Christ, and we are dead. Sin is they will Pastor Lutzer that needs explanation because I'm a believer, but I'm not dead to sin.

All right, that's why I'm here today with the help of the Holy Spirit to help us to see the key of breaking sends power now Paul begins by saying you have to know certain things you'll notice he says in verse three. Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death verse five for we have been united with him in death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that her old self was crucified. While what's Paul talking about the best way for me to explain that. Is this that when you trust Christ as Savior. You are put into Christ you know that little phrase in Christ occurs about 100 times in the New Testament believers have been translated from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of God's dear son. And that means they are in Christ. God does that for us, uniting us with Christ, for example, let's suppose I were to take this piece of paper and folded like this. I don't want to folded too badly because I actually intended to use this sermon illustration that's on here at the end but it is that it is put into my Bible. Now, whatever happens to the Bible happens to the paper. I leave the Bible on the Oregon piece of papers on the Oregon I mailed this Bible to a friend in Dallas. The piece of paper goes with the friend in Dallas. God says that when you believe in Christ. The history of Jesus dying being married and being raised again is really your history. The implications will be clear in a moment. So just hang on to what I'm saying. In fact, he saying that your crucifixion is more intimate than the crucifixion of the two thieves who died on either side of Christ. They were on separate crosses. But when Jesus died, you were on that cross your old self was crucified with Jesus, you are on his cross, not even across that was next to his and so we need to understand that God put us in Jesus so that Jesus Christ history is artist I'm impulsive bases you're buried with him in baptism unto death. We have been baptized into Christ is talking here I think about the baptism of the Holy Spirit which makes us members of Christ because he says there you have been baptized. Verse three into Christ and end. That's the baptism of the Holy Spirit that we believe here at The Moody Church that the baptism of the Spirit spoken here should be symbolized by water baptism and that's why when somebody is baptized here. We actually put them into the water, symbolizing the death of Jesus we bring them out of the water, symbolizing the resurrection of that's why we baptize adults in that way because were symbolizing the death the burial the resurrection of Jesus. Here's a parenthesis there are some Christians who say what you know I'm save them on the way to heaven, but I haven't been baptized. No big deal really. Let us suppose, for example of wedding were to take place right here in the sanctuary and you know the bride comes down the aisle with her father in their proper questions are asked and answered. And then the vows are taken and then the pastor may be knee says now would you like to exchange rings and the guys and I want to exchange ring. I just don't want. I love her. That's why marrying her. But I don't want any symbol of our marriage. I think he's going to have a mother-in-law to deal with 50 takes that baptism is the symbol of our faith in union with Christ, why would you as a believer not be baptized but anyway what the apostle Paul is saying is that to is that we are so united with Jesus. Now let's talk about this business of death, he says, for example, in verse seven for one who has died and he saying we died, one who has died has been set free from let's catch our breath. Again, because we need the Holy Spirit of God to help us get this and I hope that I am used of the spirit to help all of us get when we think of death.

Notice that Paul does not say sin died on now if sin died.

Then you and I would never be tempted. If sin died. No Christian whatever struggled with an addiction.

If sin died.

That's not what he says. He says I am dead to sin. Why because I die in Christ to the old life. Let's suppose that you were born a slave you're born a slave. What is the way out of your slavery only only way out is really death when you die, you no longer have any obligation to your mass, you die and what the Bible is saying here is that when Jesus Christ died on the cross. Those who believe in him are put into him in such a sense that they died to the slavery of sin that we had in Adam as it says in chapter 5, and they are now alive to Christ's bottom line.

They have absolutely no obligation to old days of the old nature and the old Adam the obligation has been broken maybe a better illustration for us to get there handle on is something like this. Let's suppose that you lived in a condo association and the landlord is very mean to you. He barks out orders is an extortionist tells you if you don't give them more money you're going to be in trouble. He's going to turn you in and you live in fear and you're just subject to him, moment by moment then eventually that condo is actually sold the complexes sold and it has a new owner who is kind who is loving who was trying to win your heart and do what is best for you now that old owner can still show up, they can still show to you through the windows. He can still meet you on the sidewalk and hassle you and you can still feel the same fear that courses through your body but you know what your obligation to him is over it's done. You don't have to obey him anymore, you can if you want but you don't have to because you had dieted to any obligation you have said that. And so the apostle Paul says in Jesus Christ.

We died to any obligation that we had previously to be slaves of sin. We died to that, he says your obligations to sin are over. What a wonderful truth, and then he goes on to say considerate so you know, for example, the apostle Paul says, considerate. I'm in verse 11.

Now, so you must consider yourselves dead to sin. I memorized the book of Romans many years ago when I was very much young in the King James version of the Bible. That's why when I quote Scripture, I still sometimes quote the King James and at this point I loved what the King James Hout translated it, it said reckon your self to be dead. Now you have to follow very carefully. Reckoning itself doesn't make you dead because it's not a fanciful thing that you do that has some magical qualities to it. If you reckoning, something that isn't true. It's of no value. Reckoning of course is an accounting term, I should say it is that wonderful mathematics is the only thing that we finally get right to close to is equal to four. All over the world. We get that right. Everything else sometimes becomes a little bit more complicated but reckoning itself doesn't do it. Example I have here my wallet. Let's suppose I'm buying gasoline and let's suppose I'm not using a credit card and I want to pay for it in cash. Assuming that the station still takes American money and so up I have an empty wallet. I have an empty wallet. But I say I'm going to fill it up and then I'm going to go into the station because on the way the station itself or you pay I'm going to say I reckon I have $50 I reckon I have $50 I reckon that I have $50 open up my wallet it's empty the reckoning didn't do anything. But let's suppose before I leave home that morning I put $50 into my wallet and I know it's there.

By the way one time something like that happened to me. I knew that the money was there. One of my daughters had rated my wallet so y'all always have to reckon on fact that's what this is going. What if I knew for sure in the morning I put in $50. As a matter fact I got $50 or see that see that $50 put it in now.

I go to the filling station and I fill it up for $48.50.

I now reckon, as I take out my wallet and I reckon I reckon with confidence.

Why because my reckoning is based on a fact. I know that I'm reckoning something that actually is true. My Christian friend.

We've come to an impasse in this message that you need to get this is very very critical. It is true that you if you believed on Jesus are crucified with Christ that you were taken out of the old Adam and you were put into Jesus in such a way that you have no obligation to sin anymore.

Your obligations are over and therefore it can be said you are legally dead to sin. Jesus purchased the victory for you on the cross here this carefully on the cross, Jesus died for me, but on the very same cross I die with Jesus. The blood of Jesus that was shed for me gives me my forgiveness and my cleansing the victory of Jesus on the cross and my identification with him is the basis of my victory. Sin. God doesn't just save us to get us to heaven. God saves us that we might live holy lives that break the power of sin in our lives.

That's why I'm glad next time I'm preaching another message on the same passage as we move through the last part of Romans chapter because it's truth. We have to get John Owen, who wrote a book on this. The Puritans said this that you and I should kill sin if not sin will kill us sin in the life of a Christian is very serious.

Yes, I know that there is forgiveness, but if we deliberately sin or if we look at sin as if it's no big deal. We are really we are really compromising our love for Christ and what were really saying is this, that sin was so hideous that Jesus died and made this beautiful sacrifice that we might be forgiven of our sins. But now we go along, and we think it's not that bad after all and we take what is hideous to God and it becomes a part of our lives. Sin in the life of a Christian is very serious. Yes, I know that there is forgiveness there is cleansing and we both struggled with sin. Believe me I have and you have to, but it cannot be treated like a lady. Shall we continue in sin that grace may increase God for God for bid it's power has been broken. That's why we sing the song you know he breaks the power of canceled sin. He forgives us the sin and then he cancels the sin, but he also breaks its power and you need to see it as having been broken on the cross. Let me discuss a little bit more as to what we're really talking about the way of victory in the Christian life. The it is grace. Grace, not law that gets us out of sinful habits, it is grace, not law that gets us out of sinful habits and sinful burden and and we need to understand this you know the whole idea should I continue in sin that grace may abound let me give you an illustration, let's illustrated with a young woman who falls in love with a husband who wins her over because of his kindness, his love and his thoughtfulness and he wins her over and then they marry and he because he's a person of integrity says.

Under no condition, ever, ever, ever, no matter what you do I will never, never, never, never divorce you.

So can you imagine her saying what a great deal. I can now sleep around because after all, you know he's promised me he's never going to divorce me and the more I sin, and the more I sleep around. It demonstrates his wonderful grace and forgiveness that the apostle Paul would say God did.

Jesus dies on the cross to rescue us. He redeems us he puts us into himself in such a way that the power of sin is broken and then we turn around and say will let this continue in sin that grace may have meant never be the final lesson here is we try to become who we really are in Christ, which is really what the Christian life is all about. Final lesson is this that right living, ultimately, is based on the right, believing, you have to believe the right thing and then you will live the right thing. And, as your pastor, I am not so much concerned in teaching you how to live though. That of course is part of it. I want to buy God's grace teach all of us, myself included, how to believe. Because if we believe we will experience the blessing of God. Remember this without faith it is impossible to please God, for he who comes to God must believe that he is and that he rewards those who diligently seek him out and you say well if this is all true that you presented today. Why do we have to go to church. Why do we have to do this and the reason is this because you and I struggled with believing don't we struggle with believing the victory of Jesus on our behalf and and God intends that it is in community praying together and and the bearing one another's burdens that we are able to access the power and the victory which is already legally one for us in Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans chapter 8, the apostle Paul is going to say this is going to say that we should put to death the deeds of the body by the spirit of God. If you buy the spirit he says put to death the deeds of the body, and that's what I'm thinking and praying about it and you can pray along with me, but in several weeks. I'm thinking of beginning a series of messages on the holy spirit because it is the Spirit's power that we need to know about so that the truth of Romans six are both understood they are believed and they are acted upon.

Now as I come to the end of this message I need to tell you that we are going to be having again people in the aisle who are going to who are willing to pray with you.

Prayer partners because some of you have come here with heavy burden. Send it may pertain to what I've said. It may not pertain to what I've said some of you are bearing burdens for your children and your grandchildren or you may be going through a time of financial reversal in pain.

Maybe it's the rupture of relationship, and God intends God intends that the truths of his word be be experienced within the life of community.

Yes, we have to believe right but we have to believe right together so that we become a part of it. That's why the book of Romans, especially in chapter 12 begins to talk about spiritual gifts and relationships within the church, but I do conclude with this, particularly for those of you who have no idea what your relationship with God is like I told you earlier that the entry point of the Christian life is accepting Christ as Savior and the sacrifice that was made on our behalf. I came across this. The information regarding JP Morgan J.P. Morgan, a very famous name.

Of course, in the financial now in another era when the original J.P. Morgan died. It was such a multimillionaire. It was found the year before his death he had made his will that consisted of 10,000 words in 37 articles.

He made many transactions, some of which get this could disturb the financial equilibrium of the world you money lovers should listen up, as apparently he knew how to make money, but there is one transaction that evidently stood out in Mr. Morgan's mind of supreme in his will. He said this, I commit my soul in the hands of my Savior full confidence that having redeemed me and washed me with his most precious blood. He will present me faultless before the throne of my heavenly father. I entreat my children to maintain and defend at all hazards and at any cost of personal sacrifice. The blessed dock of the complete atonement of sins. The blood of Jesus once offered, and through that alone while the things that we seek after money, fame, even good health will never get us into the heavenly kingdom or doing good so far as that's concerned it comes only by entrusting ourselves to a Redeemer who died whose blood is sufficient for you and your sin no matter what it may be Jesus paid it all. He is the victor and we participate in his victory and blessing going to ask now that we stand in the prayer partners would you take your place. Just stay here for a moment we are going to pray together and as you have a spiritual need. The prayer partners are there to pray with you and what they are committed to do is to simply find your first name, give them one sentence as to what your need is and they will pray with you and also if you'd like them will follow up with you and Bill remember you in prayer all week. If God is talk to you. Would you talk to one of those prayer partners, father, as we sing together now. May your Holy Spirit give great freedom and we ask that spiritual victory shall be one because we prayed in the blessed name of Jesus and his very very adequate blood on today's Moody Church. Our Dr. Erwin lutes are spoke on rescued from self obsession the 11th and a 12 part series on rescued what God did to save us. Taken from the book of Romans next week. Join us for the final part in this series a message on being rescued from habitual sin. We are so grateful to all support The Moody Church. Our enduring this month we have a special opportunity. Every gift you send will be doubled. Thanks to a matching gift fund. It's been set up by others who value The Moody Church.

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