Put God In First Place!

... Someone is coming, Someone who is more powerful than I am ...

Luke 3:16
Isaiah 42:1-4,6-7; Psalms 29:1-4,9-10; Acts 10:34-38; Luke 3:15-16,21-22

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The Baptism of the Lord, C

David Shepherd, a famous British athlete, had reached a point in his life when problems seemed to overwhelm him. He had been talking about this to some friends who happened to be deeply involved in the Church and they had tried to share with him what accepting God’s Will had meant to their lives. David Shepherd later wrote in his journal, “When we had finished talking, I walked back to my room in Trinity Hall late that night. I knew it was more important than anything else that I should be right with God. I knelt and I asked God to come into my life and to forgive me and to be my Friend and Master.” He goes on to describe how everything was different from that point on. It wasn’t that he was completely free from depression and temptation and all the other things that befall us in our human situation. It was simply that when he had made his once-and-for-all decision to say…

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