Killing Sin for Our Joy

Wednesday is for Prayer

A perennial issue for all believers is dealing with temptation. We want our lives to reflect the holiness that Christ both purchased for us and desires in us but we all stumble in many ways. Here’s a quick three minute video that offers help and direction for how to deal with sin so that the glory of Christ is displayed in our lives so that an unbelieving world sees the glory of the gospel and our Savior.

“Oh Lord my God, when I in awed wonder consider all that You have done for me in Christ, I long for Your holiness to be reflected in my life. My trouble is that I don’t pause long enough or often enough to gaze in wonder at the beauty of the cross and the rescuing-love of Christ. Make my passion for holiness grow. Make it burn into such a flame that all my temptations to sin are consumed in the conflagration or a holy passion for You.” 

Marty Schoenleber, Jr. is the founding pastor of one church, the senior pastor of another and the church planting trainer/mentor of over 200 other church planting pastors. He is adjunct professor of Church Planting at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and has taught Preaching at the International School of Theology, and Evangelism at Moody Graduate School of Theology. His latest book is Picking a President: Or Any Other Elected Official (CrossBooks, [late May 2012]). To enjoy a free subscription to his blog, log-on to, where you can post your comments, view past blogs in our archive and read the latest reflections on church planting, Biblical Expositions and musings about church, culture and spiritual formation. Follow Pastor Marty on twitter @1Chosenrebel4JC.

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