This sermon begins the exposition of the "Armor of God" Section in Ephesians 6.
From this text, we will see 4 all-important commands for every Christian -- every single soldier -- in battle!
1. be strong
2. be armed
3. be aware
4. be unmoved
Pastor Geoff gives 10 warnings & safeguards so that we would know our ENEMY - the great accuser of our souls, the Dragon, and Satan. May we KNOW our enemy and his tactics so that we would be ready and firmly grounded in God and His Word to stand FIRM against His wily schemes.
"Church Unity: Don't Live Selfishly, but For Others!"
This sermon concludes our expository preaching series through Proverbs 1-9. This final section, Proverbs 9, is a fitting summary and conclusion to the section.
1. Accept Wisdom's Invitation (1-6)
2. Avoid Folly's Invitation (13-18)
In the middle are the two responses to such invitations -- one of the scoffer and one of the man who Fears the LORD.
Remember >> 28% of black pregnancies result in abortion!
> abortion is the #1 killer of black people in America.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, abortion kills more black people than HIV, homicide, diabetes, accident, cancer, and heart disease … combined.
>> already about 19 million abortions worldwide THIS year
This much is true: In the United States, the abortion rate for black women is almost five times that for white women. Antiabortion activists, including some African-American pastors, have been waging a campaign around this fact, falsely asserting that the disparity is the result of aggressive marketing by abortion providers to minority communities.
> the greatest civil rights issue in our day is the SLAYING OF THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN DAILY
This podcast covers part 5 in the series of biblical justice. This session covers: Silence & Not Retaliating Is Prudent (1 Peter 2.21-25). We must learn from Scripture and from Christ Himself and seek to follow in His footsteps.
This podcast covers part 6: "Love, Submit & Believe the Best (Rom 13-14)"
1 Peter 2.13 - submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human institution
1 Pet 2.15 - for such is the will of God that by doing right you may silence the ignorance of foolish men … act as free men and do not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but use it as slaves of God. …
We want three themes/circles of thought to intersect at all times as believers (toward other believers):
we must LOVE ONE ANOTHER
we must SUBMIT TO AUTHORITIES
we must TOLERATE OTHERS’ OPINIONS