THE MOST INSIGNIFICANT SCORE, IS THE SCORE AT HALFTIME.
The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the LORD of hosts (Haggai 2:9 KJV)
The “I HAVE ARRIVED” deception
The “I WILL NEVER ARRIVE” deception
1. THE HALFTIME SCORE IS YOUR CURRENT INVENTORY.
For I am the least of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; (1 Corinthians 15:9-10 NKJV)
FORGIVE YOUR FIRST-HALF.
2. SHIFT THE GAME PLAN BY TIGHTENING UP ON “HELP” DEFENSE.
SHORE UP BLIND SPOTS!
Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted. (Galatians 6:1 NK...
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes…for in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith…” (Romans 1:16-17 NASB)
BAPTISM (Greek: Baptizo): Fully immersed.
1. FOLLOWING JESUS’ EXAMPLE
“…Permit it at this time; for in this way it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness…” (Matthew 3:15 NASB)
● JESUS’ DEATH, BURIAL, AND RESURRECTION
● IDENTIFYING YOURSELF WITH CHRIST
“…all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death…therefore, we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead…so we too might walk in newness of life.” (Romans 6:3&4 NASB)
“When someone becomes a Christian he becomes a brand new person inside. He is not the same anymore. A new life has begun!” (2 Corinthians 5:17 LB)