April 27, 2014

Facing Battles And Strengthening Our Resolve

Passage: 1 Timothy 1:1-20
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Bible Text: 1 Timothy 1:1-20 | Preacher: Pastor Steve | Series: Abiding in the Lord
Never Forget: What The Lord Has STARTED In Us He Is Going To Finish In Us!
Philippians 1:6 …being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ…
Never Forget: We Are A Chosen People
1 Peter 2:9-10 But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are a kingdom of priests, God’s holy nation, his very own possession.
God heals and delivers us from DYS-GRACE to God’s GRACE
We Battle Past Failures
1 Timothy 1:3 As I urged you when I went into Macedonia — remain in Ephesus that you may charge some that they
teach no other doctrine…
We Battle Distractions
1 Timothy 1:3-4 As I urged you when I went into Macedonia — remain in Ephesus that you may charge some that they teach no other doctrine, nor give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which cause disputes rather than godly edification which is in faith.
We Battle Comparison Of Ourselves With Others
2 Corinthians 10:12 Oh, don’t worry; I wouldn’t dare say that I am as wonderful as these other men who tell you how important they are! But they are only comparing themselves with each other, and measuring themselves by themselves. What foolishness!
Overcome insecurity and self-doubt by the Power of the Lord!
We Battle Against The Spirit Of Error
1 Timothy 1:6-7 …from which some, having strayed, have turned aside to idle talk, desiring to be teachers of the law, understanding neither what they say nor the things which they affirm.
1 John 4:4-6 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. They are of the world. Therefore they speak as of the world, and the world hears them. We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.
We Are Battling Against Giving Place To The Enemy
Ephesians 4:27 …nor give place to the devil
We Can Fight The Battle For/With One Another!
Ephesians 6:10-18 A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil…
Our Answer Is The WORD OF GOD!
We need know and understand what the Bible teaches us. And apply and integrate God’s Word into our lives and then share it to others.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Our Answer Is to Draw Near To God
Hebrews 10:19 and 22 Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus…let us draw near with a (1) true heart in full (2) assurance of faith, having our (3) hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and (4) our bodies washed with pure water.

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