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Losing Control (fifth in a series)

We all must exercise effort, initiative and choice in order to stay focused on Jesus and his will for our lives. If not, we will begin to revert to our natural condition and instincts, which are riddled with sin. The goal of the Christian life is to become more and more like Christ (2 Corinthians 3:18) as more and more of our fallen nature is transformed. However, this goal is not ours to accomplish. We are not in charge of our own transformation. Instead, it is the role of the Holy Spirit to see to it that Christ is formed in us. Continue reading

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