So That They Might Be Taught War

Text: Judges 3:1-2 Those who lived during the time of Joshua were given the land and promised victory over their enemies (Joshua 23:4-5,14). But a new generation arose that would need to continue to deal with these enemies (Judges 2:8-10, 20-21). This was to test them (Judges 2:22) and teach them war (Judges 3:2). We […]

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) — […]

A City Set on a Hill

Text: Matthew 5:14 Highly Visible We should not expect to blend in with the world (Romans 12:1-2) There would be a sharp contrast between Christians and the world (John 15:18-19; 1 Peter 4:3-4) Target of Attacks Expect persecution (1 Peter 4:12) Do not surrender (Revelation 2:10) Fight back (2 Corinthians 10:3-5) Position of Strength God […]

Correcting the Over-Zealous

Sometimes we’re guilty of speaking or acting before knowing what God expects. A Woman’s Praise of Mary (Luke 11:27-28)] She directed praise & attention to Mary Jesus directed the focus on hearing & obeying the word of God A Dinner Guest’s Statement about the Kingdom (Luke 14:15) Stated how wonderful it would be to be […]

David’s Mighty Men

Text: 2 Samuel 23:8-12 Adino (v. 8) – Defied the odds; killed 800 at one time Eleazar (v. 9-10) – His hand clung to his sword, refused to let go Shammah (v. 11-12) – Refused to surrender a plot of ground; no compromise

The Time When Kings Go Out to Battle

Text: 2 Samuel 11:1 War is a Reality – Matthew 10:34-37; Ephesians 6:12 We Follow the Command of Our King – Matthew 28:18; John 18:36-37 Make Preparations – Ephesians 6:10-17 Be On Guard – 1 Peter 5:8; 2 Peter 3:17 We Must Fight Valiantly When the Time Comes – 1 Timothy 1:18; 6:12

Redefining Terms – The End of the World

The Anti-Christ – 1 John 2:18 The Last Days – Hebrews 1:1-2 The Rapture – 1 Thessalonians 4:17 Armageddon – Revelation 16:16