Today was the final evening of gospel meetings. It was intended for non-Christians who feel that they are not capable of living a Christian life and consequently do not obey the gospel call.
Many years ago I picked up a Bible and read, "He that saith, I know Him and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him." I remember thinking," How can anyone do this?" and in fear and anger closed the book.
The lesson tonight addressed those feelings by encouraging the seeking soul not to focus on what they can't do but rather on what God can.
The Christian life is one of growth. Although a person arises from the baptismal waters freed from sin through the power of God, it is the life time of faith in that power which enables a Christian to live out His Words.