I Have Fought the Good Fight

Text: 2 Timothy 4:6-8 As Paul wrote to Timothy near the end of his life, he spoke with confidence about his reward. There were two reasons for his confidence – (1) the Lord is the righteous judge and (2) Paul had fought the good fight. If we want to have the same confidence that Paul […]

Through Many Tribulations (Part 4: Persecution)

Text: Acts 14:22 Paul and Barnabas encouraged the brethren to remain faithful to the Lord “through many tribulations” so they could reach the final reward of heaven. The kinds of tribulations that we may face could be unique to Christians or common to all people. Any of these tribulations could potentially derail our faith and […]

He Who Trains My Hands For War

Text: Psalm 144:1-4 The war that David spoke of in this psalm involved physical fighting. We are not engaged in the same type of conflict in our service to God (2 Corinthians 10:3-4). But there are lessons to be learned in David’s words that we can apply to our spiritual war today. The Lord is […]

The Great War

Text: Revelation 17:14 Our Involvement Our warfare (2 Corinthians 10:3-5) — spiritual, not carnal “Put on the full armor of God” (Ephesians 6:11) — not written to apostles, preachers, or elders, but to all Christians We must fight the good fight (1 Timothy 6:12) The Enemy The adversary is the devil (1 Peter 5:8) — […]

Fighting for the Lord

Text: 2 Corinthians 10:4 Prepare to Endure Hardship – 2 Timothy 2:3 Put On the Armor of God – Ephesians 6:10-17 Prepare to Do Battle – Philippians 1:16-17; 2 Corinthians 10:3-5

Put On the Full Armor of God

Text: Ephesians 6:10-17 Be Strong in the Lord (v. 10-13) – stand firm, arm yourself Loins Girded with Truth – starting point Breastplate of Righteousness Feet Shod with the Preparation of the Gospel of Peace Shield of Faith Helmet of Salvation Sword of the Spirit – word of God