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Spiritual WARfare vs Spiritual WELfare

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Today's American Christians typically fall into one of these two categories. Which side are you on? How can you make sure you're on the right side? Find out here! ...

Today's American Christians typically fall into one of these two categories. Which side are you on? How can you make sure you're on the right side? Find out here!

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    • The State of America’s Christian Church
      SpiritualWELfare
      SpiritualWARfare
      vs
    • Today’s Christians typically fall into one of these categories
      Spiritual Warfare vs. Spiritual Welfare
    • There’s a battle for your soul taking place daily
      Ephesians 6:12
      For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
      Spiritual Warfare vs. Spiritual Welfare
    • Spiritual WARfare means you are:
      fighting for God’s Kingdom
      doing your part in battle
      Spiritual Warfare vs. Spiritual Welfare
    • Spiritual WELfare means you:
      rely primarily on others for your spiritual development
      need others to fight your spiritual battles for you
      Spiritual Warfare vs. Spiritual Welfare
    • Typical Spiritual Warfare Soldiers:
      Those involved in ministry
      Those who meditate on scripture daily
      Prayer warriors
      People who:
      Help others get to Heaven
      Don’t give in to Satan
      Spiritual Warfare vs. Spiritual Welfare
    • Typical Spiritual Welfare Recipients:
      “Sunday believers”
      Those who rarely bond with/live for God outside of church
      Those who don’t know or read (a lot of) scripture
      Those not involved in any form of ministry
      Spiritual Warfare vs. Spiritual Welfare
    • There’s a battle for your soul
      If you’re not fighting, you’re losing!
      Spiritual Warfare vs. Spiritual Welfare
    • Read the Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-28)
      Spiritual Warfare vs. Spiritual Welfare
    • Read the Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-28)
      All three servants were given talents
      2 worked hard with what they were given, earning more
      Thelazy one did no work and earned no more
      Spiritual Warfare vs. Spiritual Welfare
    • Read the Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-28)
      Thehard workers wererewarded
      Thelazy one was thrown outside, where there’s weeping and gnashing of teeth
      Spiritual Warfare vs. Spiritual Welfare
    • There’s a battle for your soul
      If you’re not fighting, you’re losing!
      Spiritual Warfare vs. Spiritual Welfare
    • Put on the Armor of God
      Be disciplined
      Join the fight
      How can I engage in Spiritual Warfare?
    • Put on the Armor of God
      (Recalling Ephesians 6:12 and adding verse 13)
      For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes,you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
      How can I engage in Spiritual Warfare?
    • Put on the Armor of God
      (Continuing with Eph. 6:14-17)
      Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousnessin place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
      How can I engage in Spiritual Warfare?
    • Put on the Armor of God
      Live by TRUTH and RIGHTEOUSNESS (not in sin)
      Know the GOSPEL andalways be ready to spread it
      Have a firm foundation of FAITH
      Without faith it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6)
      Faith comes by hearing the Word of God (Romans 10:17)
      How can I engage in Spiritual Warfare?
    • Put on the Armor of God
      Make sure you have attained SALVATIONfor yourself
      Know the Word of God aka the SWORD of the SPIRIT
      How can I engage in Spiritual Warfare?
      Note:Ephesians 6:18 also tells us to pray in the Spirit on all occasions and for other saints
    • Be disciplined
      Carry your cross daily (Luke 9:23)
      Do what it takes not to fall to temptation
      Discipline your body to avoid sin & do good (1 Cor. 9:27)
      Read your Bible daily
      To keep your faith high (Rom. 10:17) and your Sword Sharp
      Pray daily
      For you and others to stay faithful and minister effectively (Eph. 6:18-19)
      How can I engage in Spiritual Warfare?
    • Join the fight
      Take up a ministry
      Fulfill the great commission, make disciples (Matt. 28:16-20)
      Be a hard worker, not a lazy one (Matthew 28:16-20)
      How can I engage in Spiritual Warfare?
    • There’s a battle for your soul
      If you’re not fighting, you’re losing!
      Spiritual Warfare vs. Spiritual Welfare
    • Put on the Armor of God
      Be disciplined
      Join the fight
      You can do all things through Christ (Philippians 4:13)
      Spiritual Warfare vs. Spiritual Welfare
    • Ask us at SwordSharp.com
      Neveruse a question to justify sin
      Stay encouraged and rep Christ!
      Questions?