Weapons that Win Battles 1 Timothy 6:12 There's a battle to balance your life and keep it healthy to keep the stress down and the serenity up.In the Bible there's a lot to say about personal battles you go through. In fact the second most used analogy in Scripture for the Christian life is that of a soldier. We're fighting against spiritual forces… and the powers of darkness in the unseen spiritual world." He's saying there's a world that we don't see in the universe. And there are powers there. They are fighting against us. And if we're not fighting back we're just giving in. Did you know that the conflict you have in your family, with your spouse, with your kids, with your friends, with people at work, did you know that that conflict starts not with them? It starts with you choosing the right weapons to fight against yourself and the enemies that Satan , the world and the flesh use against you. Because if you had a humble spirit inside of you even their peculiarity even their poor decisions, even their sins, even their mistakes wouldn't bother you so much if you were humbler. When I focus on me it causes conflict. But when I'm humble then I'm focusing on other people. Timothy began as an apprentice to the Apostle Paul. Paul led him to faith in Christ, afterward Timothy worked with Paul, traveled with him, and learned from him. Timothy began as an trainee and ended his life as a great leader in the kingdom of God.You can take the same journey. That means living a life of love and mercy and transformation. It means wanting for others for what God wants for them. It means dedicating yourself to becoming a person of character and training yourself to be Godly.
In Proverbs 3:5 we are told to trust in the LORD with all our heart. We could boil down the entire book of Proverbs to this trust. In fact, we could even boil down the entire Christian life to this trust.
Faithful Unto All Generations: The servants of David were embarrassed by the Ammonites. The king sent them to Jericho to heal but left then with the prerequisite to return. They had to get back into their duty for the king. For the believer, he may be embarrassed, but he can find healing with God. But he must also return to the post God has given him to hold.
Luke 22:45-62 – Armed for the Battle (2) – Sermon Outline
Intro: Christ is about to be betrayed, and He tells His disciples to arm themselves for the betrayal and battles ahead. The key armor, however, is not physical, but spiritual, watchfulness in prayer, not swords.
Need: Christ must lay down His life to pay for sin, and calls His disciples to prepare for the battle against evil by arming themselves in prayers to strengthen their faith to overcome temptation and trust in Him.
Theme: God's People and Kingdom grow by relying upon His strength to overcome evil.
The disciples lacked prayer so they lacked strength to stand with Christ in this darkest hour.
Peter, unarmed against the power of darkness, has his darkest hour in denying Christ three times.
Examples from Protestant Reformation Leaders of their victories, difficulties, and divisions in striving to stand in faithfulness by God's strength for His Church & kingdom.
Theme: God Brings His People Across the Jordan, Into the Promised Land
I. Joshua Tells Israel God's Commands and Promises for Crossing the Jordan – vv. 1-13
A. Joshua Tells Israel How they are to Cross over Jordan – vv. 1-5
B. In Giving God's People God's Commands, Joshua is Exalted – vv. 6-9
C. God Demonstrates His Presence Among Israel through Their Crossing of the Jordan – vv. 10-13
II. Israel Crosses the Jordan and Memorializes God's Fulfilled Promises with Stones – vv. 14-4:10
A. The Waters Rise in a Heap, Waiting for Israel to Cross Jordan – vv. 14-17
B. Twelve Men, Representing the Twelve Tribes bring Twelve Stones to their Lodging Place – vv. 1-5
C. Twelve Stones in Gilgal and Twelve Stones Piled in Jordan as a Memorial of God's Care for His People in Crossing the Jordan – vv. 6-10
III. Israel Camps Near Jericho, Having Crossed the Jordan – vv. 11-24
A. Israel Crosses Jordan as God's Army into the Earthly Promised Land – vv. 11-14
B. The Jordan Returns to its Flowing when the Ark and Priests are Back on Dry Land – vv. 15-18
C. The Memorial Stones Set Up for Parents to Remind their Children of Crossing the Jordan – vv. 19-24