Summary: You dont have to loose all the time.
WINNERS IN A WICKED WORLD
Mark 16: 15And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
16He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
No Christian will ever have a proper understanding of the New Testament church, until they have a divine revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ. Read chapter one before you start chapter two.
1. A sovereign person
Rev 2; 1Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;
The son of man ---- The eternal Christ
The scriptural Messiah----- as the Bible claims
Thus standing in the midst of the church.
2. A supernatural power
Matt.28: 18And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
Power over Satan
Power over sin
Power over sickness
3. A spirit filled people
Acts 4: 31And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.
Eph.5: 18And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
19Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
Full of the spirit as commanded
Follow the spirit as he controls
Faithful in soul winning as he commissioned
4. Scripturally pure
1st Peter 1: 22Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:
23Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
24For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:
25But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.
Born again by the preaching and power of the word of God
Blood washed sins------ saving faith in Christ
Believing the whole Bible as Gods Holy Word
5. Snow white pardon
Isaiah 1: 18Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
No stain of old life left
Remembering nothing of past
No secret places
No self righteousness remains
6. Second return of Christ promised
John 14: 1Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
2In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
4And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
5Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?
6Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.