Standing Strong Sermon 2

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Standing Strong Sermon 2

  1. 1. Ephesians 6:10-20 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes.
  2. 2. Ephesians 6:10-20 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.
  3. 3. Ephesians 6:10-20 13 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.
  4. 4. Ephesians 6:10-20 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.
  5. 5. Ephesians 6:10-20 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
  6. 6. Ephesians 6:10-20 18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.
  7. 7. Ephesians 6:10-20 19 Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.
  8. 8. Ephesians 6:14 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.
  9. 9. Ephesians 6:14 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.
  10. 10. Ephesians 6:10-11 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes.
  11. 11. Ephesians 6:10-11 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes.
  12. 12. Ephesians 6:13 13 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.
  13. 13. Ephesians 6:13 13 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.
  14. 14. Ephesians 6:13 13 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.
  15. 15. Ephesians 6:14-15 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.
  16. 16. Ephesians 6:14-15 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.
  17. 17. Four “Initial” Truths • There is an invisible world. • We have an invisible enemy. • He attacks our visible world. • But we can defeat him with our God-given “invisible” weapons.
  18. 18. 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 3 For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons 4 we fight with are not the weapons of the world.
  19. 19. 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
  20. 20. 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 3 For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons 4 we fight with are not the weapons of the world.
  21. 21. 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 3 For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons 4 we fight with are not the weapons of the world.
  22. 22. Genesis 3:1-13 1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, "Did God really say, 'You must not eat from any tree in the garden'?"
  23. 23. Genesis 3:1-13 2 The woman said to the serpent, "We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 3 but God did say, 'You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.'"
  24. 24. Genesis 3:1-13 4 "You will not surely die," the serpent said to the woman. 5 "For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."
  25. 25. Genesis 3:1-13 6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.
  26. 26. Genesis 3:1-13 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.
  27. 27. Genesis 3:1-13 8 Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the LORD God among the trees of the garden. 9 But the LORD God called to the man, "Where are you?"
  28. 28. Genesis 3:1-13 10 He answered, "I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid."
  29. 29. Genesis 3:1-13 11 And he said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?" 12 The man said, "The woman you put here with me -- she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it."
  30. 30. Genesis 3:1-13 13 Then the LORD God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?" The woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate."
  31. 31. Genesis 3:1-13 13 Then the LORD God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?" The woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate."
  32. 32. Ephesians 1:11-14 11 In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, 12 in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory.
  33. 33. Ephesians 1:11-14 13 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession -- to the praise of his glory.
  34. 34. Ephesians 1:11-14 13 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession -- to the praise of his glory.
  35. 35. Ephesians 1:11-14 13 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession -- to the praise of his glory.
  36. 36. 1. SALVATION By believing the truth, we are saved.
  37. 37. Ephesians 4:15-16 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ.
  38. 38. Ephesians 4:15-16 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ.
  39. 39. 2. SPIRITUAL GROWTH By speaking (and hearing) the truth, we will grow spiritually.
  40. 40. Ephesians 4:21-24 21 Surely you heard of him and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus.
  41. 41. Ephesians 4:21-24 21 Surely you heard of him and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus.
  42. 42. Ephesians 4:21-24 22 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires;
  43. 43. Ephesians 4:21-24 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
  44. 44. 3. SANCTIFICATION By living the truth, we will be able to live holy lives.
  45. 45. Ephesians 5:8-14 8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light 9 (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) 10 and find out what pleases the Lord.
  46. 46. Ephesians 5:8-14 8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light 9 (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) 10 and find out what pleases the Lord.
  47. 47. Ephesians 5:8-14 11 Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is 12 shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.
  48. 48. Ephesians 5:8-14 13 But everything exposed by the light becomes visible, 14 for it is light that makes everything visible. This is why it is said: "Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you."
  49. 49. 4. SHINING PROCLAMATION By proclaiming the truth, we defeat the darkness.
  50. 50. The Consequences of Truth • Salvation • Spiritual Growth • Sanctification • Shining Proclamation
  51. 51. …we all believe in the truth? …we all speak the truth to one another? …we all live the truth? …we all reveal the truth to others?
  52. 52. has BETTER consequences

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