UNIT 1: Saved but Defeated
Jesus meant for the Christian life to be an exciting, abundant adventure. But most Christians do not know anything about this kind of life. To many the Christian life is a burden, a chore, a terrible cross to bear. They have never experienced the victory that Christian give.
As I have had the privilege of speaking to thousands of Christians around the world in many lands, I have found that the average defeated, frustrated, fruitless Christian is not happy with his spiritual condition. He would like to change, but he does not know what to do.
This kind of person does not need to be rebuked or criticized and condemned. He knows he is headed in the wrong direction. He needs to be shown how to get turned around. He needs to understand the nature of his problem and how to find a solution to it. This is exactly what the Word of God provides for us.