We began the sermon by singing the favorite hymn: O victory in Jesus, my Savior, forever.
Is "a person reborn", living in newness of life b. Now "belongs to the Lord", God's special child sojourning in this world as a pilgrim c.
Is "living by faith", trusting in the Lord and desiring to be a trustworthy servant d. Is "consecrated to God", set apart by the Spirit to pursue holiness 2. This does not mean being a Christian is easy The world in which we sojourn does not encourage godly living b.
There are powerful forces that are bent on our spiritual destruction -- Of course, this is true whether we are Christians or not 3. But the significance of being a Christian includes help that others do not have From our Father in heaven, who is concerned for the child that now belongs to Him b.
His own special protection, available to those who remain faithful to Him 4. Peter writes of this protection in 1 Peter 1: He refers to how we are "kept by the power of God through faith He employs a military term meaning "to mount guard as a sentinel; figuratively, to hem in, protect" Strongs -- Therefore we can rightly say that a Christian is "Guarded By The Power Of God"!
To appreciate the need for such protection, the nature of it, and how we may ensure it in our lives will be the subject of our study. We begin by noting Satan is like a roaring lion - 1 Pe 5: On the prowl b.
Seeking whom he may devour 2. He often appears as an angel of light - 2 Cor. Working through his ministers - 2 Cor. Misleading through false doctrines - 1 Tim. Some say there is no need to be concerned a. The Bible warns about the danger of becoming hardened — Heb.
Hardened by "the deceitfulness of sin" b. Who better equipped to harden us than he "who deceives the whole world"? But we are not alone in our resistance; "the God of all grace" 1 Pe 5: He provides Jesus Christ: As our Mediator - 1 Tim. As our Advocate - 1 John 2: And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: As our merciful and faithful High Priest — Heb.
Whose blood cleanses us from our sins - 1 John 1: He provides other blessings designed to keep us safe: Our public assemblies and mutual edification - He Our daily mutual edification - He 3: The Scriptures - 2 Ti 3: Prayer - Ph 4: He therefore provides a way of escape: In some cases, to avoid temptation altogether — Mat.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.
Our confidence comes from God's power, not our own - Ph 4: He provides power that is greater than Satan - Ep 3: But that such grace might not be received in vain cf. The Bible teaches the security of the believer a.Captain Capitalism is the resident economist of the mano/androsphere.
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Because without fellowship you ain’t got much. As far as God is concerned - fellowship for the church – is essential. In fact it’s so important that it became part of what made the early church the church.
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