• Galatians 5: We're living in a day/time where it is such a struggle for Christians to live a Christian living.

  • Ephesians 2:8-9: While doing good works will not get you into heaven, it should be a natural act for those who are saved.

  • If we are struggling to work through a burden of a personal nature then we are attempting to get by on our own power and accord; we're not asking God's help. However, if you're struggling to do good works for God, then it is not a burden but a blessing upon you.

  • This church (Berean Independent Baptist of Alamogordo, NM) claims this is the "year of victory." However, you can't have victories without fighting battles. We will not win nor accomplish anything without working hard and suffering for the goal.

  • Hebrews 4:14-16: When Jesus (God in man-form) was here in earth, he faced all the trials we did. Jesus didn't resist all temptations through his God-deity attribute; he left that behind when he came to earth. He was guided by the Holy Spirit; like us.