Contributed on Sep 20, 2014
The Sword of the Spirit is the personal and precise words of Jesus to us. It is the gospel but it is more. It is part of the living words that Jesus speaks to us as we abide and listen to the voice of the Good Shepherd.
Intro: Have you ever heard, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never harm me?” Maybe the devil was the one who coined this phrase. You and I both know the power that words have. What we are going to find in Spiritual warfare the only thing that will harm the ...read more
Contributed on Aug 21, 2014
The breastplate of righteousness. Faith our trust in God and love our choosing to share with others the hope of the gospel. Paul says, Put it on!!! We find out why and how it protects us from the advances and attacks of the enemy in this message.
Intro: When you read about the breastplate of righteousness you find a discussion and disagreement about whether the righteousness that Paul is speaking about is imputed righteousness or imparted righteousness. Imputed righteousness is what we get when we trust Jesus as Lord and Savior and are ...read more
Contributed on Aug 26, 2014
Government says taxation, environmentalists say population, politicians say legislation, taxation and education. All of their strategies are wrong. The gospel and truth of Jesus says the solution to our problems is transformation.
Intro: The government is looking for ways to save entitlement programs and the only place they look is more taxation. The environmentalists are looking for ways to save the planet and the only thing they can come up with is lower population. Politicians are looking to solve our illegal alien ...read more
Contributed on Aug 31, 2014
Many have been sold a bad bill of goods about God's peace. It is not about the absence of problems. It is about the presence of God's power to make us calm when all hell breaks loose.
Read Ephesians 6:14-20 Read Matthew 21:44 How many of you ever go somewhere and purposefully try to buy broken things? If you are like most people if there are scratches, broken packages or missing parts or items we don’t want it. Most of us don’t set out to find the most broken ...read more
Contributed on Sep 7, 2014
Faith is taking God at His Word! When you believe what God says is true you behave how God tells you. When we live as like God is telling the truth not one fiery dart of the devil can find its mark! We are protected by our faith and trust in Jesus!
Intro: A preacher an evangelist and a priest went out in a boat fishing on the lake. The preacher needed to go to the bathroom so he got up got out of the boat walked on the water to shore and walked back the same way. The evangelist also had to go relieve himself got up out of the boat and ...read more
Contributed on Sep 14, 2014
The devil gets to us most effectively through the gateway of our minds. On the battlefield of life we must have our heads protected to ward of our enemies deadly blows. The helmet protects our thoughts but it also perfects our thoughts.
Intro: Do you ever think about what you think about? No. Usually we just think. Turn to a friend and tell them the last thing you thought about last night before falling asleep and the first thing you thought about this morning. Sometimes we have very little control over our thoughts; they ...read more
Contributed on Oct 13, 2014
Prayer is personal constant communication with our heavenly Father and holy Commander in chief. We cannot stand as Paul tells us unless we are connected in communication by prayer.
Intro: A man’s wife invited some people to dinner. At the table, she turned to our six-year-old daughter and said, "Would you like to say the blessing?" "I wouldn't know what to say," she replied. "Just say what you hear mommy say," the wife said. The daughter bowed her head and said: ...read more