Is there such a thing as a strong Christian? Yes, but none so strong as to be able to escape and endure temptation on their own. None stand strong enough to rescue themselves from their slavery to sin. The Strong find God's help where God puts it, receiving it gladly in Word and Sacrament by faith. The "Strong" Christians use strength to glorify our gracious God, by employing this gift in service to others–even and especially those struggling now next to them in Church and world. Take heed, "Strong" Christian, lest you falter and fall to the same old boring temptations and sin which hounds us all. Whenever you do, the Lord stands near with His means of grace to deliver you right along with the rest of us.
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Pastor Jeff Warner serves the blood-bought people of God at Immanuel Lutheran Church (LCMS) in Laurel, NE. He writes to connect with those on the go. He hopes to help educate, edify and equip people like you to live lives of faith in Christ and service to neighbor. View all posts by isaiah504blues