Sermons from May 2018

Sermons from May 2018

Armed and Dangerous – Part 10

Before we go on in our study of the armor, we need to mention the perfect balance that exists in the armor of God. There are three offensive weapons, three defensive weapons, and one neutral weapon. Three defensive weapons: The breastplate The shield The helmet These weapons protect you and give you confidence and assurance so you can move forward in your spiritual growth. Three offensive weapons: The shoes The sword The lance These are weapons that enable you to…

Heroes – Part 6

(Hebrews 12:1 NIV) Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, These are ordinary people who trusted God to do extraordinary things. What if you could spend time with one of these Heroes of the faith, what would they say to us? How would they encourage us? (Genesis 15:1-6 NIV)…

Armed and Dangerous – Part 9

God has not left us naked before the enemy! God has given us spiritual weaponry that has the ability to counterattack and defeat any scheme that the devil would try to use against us! Ephesians 6:14 NKJV Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, The Loin-belt of Truth The loin-belt was the least attractive, the least noticeable, and the most boring piece of armor that the Roman Soldier wore. Even today, the…

Heroes – Part 5

Hebrews 12:1 NKJV Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, These verses follow the Hall of Fame of Faith and the people mentioned there are the witnesses being referred to here. These are ordinary people who trusted God to do extraordinary things. What if you could…

Heroes – Part 4

Hebrews 12:1 NKJV Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, These verses follow the Hall of Fame of Faith and the people mentioned there are the witnesses being referred to here. These are ordinary people who trusted God to do extraordinary things. What if you could…

Armed and Dangerous – Part 8

Ephesians 6:11 NKJV Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. We are to stand guard over the battlefields of our own lives. (Like the Guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery) You must stand guard over the will of God for your life! Maintain a critical position over the assignment that God has given you until it is completed. You must determine…

Heroes – Part 3

Hebrews 12:1 NKJV Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, Elisha says to us: For when you wonder if your life counts… “Give your best wherever God puts you.” Always remember, God is watching. He is watching how you are in these situations to see how…

Armed and Dangerous – Part 7

Ephesians 6:11 NKJV Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. As we stated earlier, Paul was guarded by a fully armored, highly impressive and intimidating soldier. Paul could see the soldiers loin-belt, huge breastplate, brutal shoes affixed with spikes, massive full-length shield, intricate helmet, piercing sword and long specially tooled lance that could be thrown a great distance. The loin-belt. Although the least impressive and most commonplace…