I. Fight the good fight of faith (1 Tim 6:12).
A. Lack of KNOWLEDGE.1. We cannot have Faith beyond our knowledge.
2. Faith only comes one (1) way: By HEARING the Word of God.
B. Lack of UNDERSTANDING (of six (6) things.
1. Understanding what it means to be a new creature (2 Cor. 5:17-18,21; Eph. 1:5-6; Rom. 1:17; Rom. 3:21-22; Rom. 10:4).
2. Understanding our place IN Jesus the Christ and His place IN us (Rom. 3:24; Rom. 8:1-2, 39; 1 Cor. 1:30; 1 Cor. 15:22).
a. It is impossible to have been a Christian for decades and NOT walk in the light of what you had.
b. In the New Testament Epistles, look-up all: "IN Christ",
"IN Whom" and "IN Him" verses.
There are 134 of them. Plus, add: (1 John 4:4; Col. 1:13-14) and CONFESS it!
3. Understanding Righteousness and what Righteousness actually
IS (2 Cor. 5:21; Rom. 3:33; 1 Cor. 1:30).
a. We re MADE the righteousness of God.
b. Righteousness: Our "right standing" or "good reputation" in
God's eyes, allowing us to stand before God as if we had never sinned -
because those sins have been BLOTTED OUT by God (Col. 2:14; Fortold in