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Wounded warrior


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While we are not suffering physical wounds, there are many with spiritual wounds. What can we do with our spiritual wounded warriors?

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Wounded warrior

  1. 1. Are you a Wounded Warrior? Galatians 6:14-17
  2. 2. Wounded Warrior Project ● Support for soldiers as they try to return to civilian life – More seriously wounded survive because of advances in treatment – Many are wounded emotionally – PTSD – Also harmed are marriages, family, employment, finances and spiritual
  3. 3. Paul was a wounded warrior ● We fight a spiritual war – ● 2 Corinthians 10:3-4 3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds
  4. 4. Paul was a wounded warrior ● 2 Corinthians 11:23-27 23 Are they ministers of Christ?--I speak as a fool--I am more: in labors more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequently, in deaths often. 24 From the Jews five times I received forty stripes minus one. 25 Three times I was beaten with rods; once I was stoned; three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I have been in the deep; 26 in journeys often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils of my own countrymen, in perils of the Gentiles, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; 27 in weariness and toil, in
  5. 5. We might be a wounded warrior ● Galatians 6:14-17 14 But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. 15 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but a new creation. 16 And as many as walk according to this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God. 17 From now on let no one trouble me, for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.
  6. 6. When Wounded - - - ● STAY FOCUSED ● Galatians 6:14 But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. ● Keep the focus on Christ, the cross, heaven ● Hebrews 12:2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
  7. 7. When Wounded - - - ● COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS ● Allow the negative to grab us and it will swallow us up. ● Remember to be thankful. ● Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. ● Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
  8. 8. When Wounded - - - ● LOOK TO SERVE ● Paul kept on going – wounded, beaten, stoned, in jail, run out of town, faced wild animals, suffered shipwreck BUT kept going. ● We must do the same. ● Jesus said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” (Acts 20:35) ● We were created for His workmanship (Ephesians 2:10)
  9. 9. When Wounded - - - ● REMEMBER THE MEASURE ● God demands faithfulness ● 1 Corinthians 4:2 Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful. ● There is no quota – Just keep on – continue in good works ● Not a certain number of converts – just keep planting and watering (1 Corinthians 3:6)
  10. 10. When Wounded - - - ● WE KNOW THE END ● No matter the pain or stress ● No matter how wounded we are ● We know the outcome is VICTORY! ● Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.