Good soldier

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We must be active in the army of God. We must be good soldiers.

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Good soldier

  1. 1. Good Soldiers 2 Timothy 2:1-4
  2. 2. 2 Timothy 2:1-4  1 You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2 And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. 3 You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 4 No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier.
  3. 3. In the right army  There is one body – Ephesians 4:4  That body is the church – Ephesians 1:22-23  There is ONLY one – 1 Corinthians 12:20  The church is the Lord's army on earth
  4. 4. Right Uniform  Galatians 3:26-27 26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
  5. 5. Right Uniform  Ephesians 6:10-13 10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
  6. 6. Right Uniform  Ephesians 6:14-18 14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints--
  7. 7. Obey the Commander  Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.  Luke 6:46 "But why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do the things which I say?  Hebrews 2:10 For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
  8. 8. Obey the Commander  Hebrews 5:8-9 8 though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered. 9 And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him
  9. 9. Have Your Weapons  Ephesians 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;  The Bible is our weapon to defeat Satan  The Bible is how we ovecome temptation  We need to know the weapon, how to use it  Do you need weapon training?
  10. 10. Have Your Weapons  Ephesians 6:18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints--  Prayer is the Christian's secret weapon  There is strength and power in prayer  Don't head into battle without this weapon
  11. 11. Meet the Enemy Head-on  Ephesians 6:13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.  James 4:7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.  David and Goliath  There is no room for compromise  It is the hunter or the hunted (hunter or the bear)
  12. 12. Are you a good soldier?  God expects His army (the church) to be prepared to face the enemy.  We must be a good soldier in the Army of the Lord.  VBS song – “I'm in the Lord's Army”  Are you in the army of the Lord?

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