For though we live in the body, we do not wage war in an unspiritual way, since the weapons of our warfare are not worldly, but are powerful through God for the demolition of strongholds. We demolish arguments and every high-minded thing that is raised up against the knowledge of God, taking every thought captive to obey Christ. ~2 Corinthians 10:3-5
|THE TRUTH||SATAN’S ATTACKS|
|HEAD SHOT – Attacking the Helmet of Salvation |
What is Salvation?
God loves you – John 3:16All Have Sinned – Romans 3:23
All deserve death – Romans 6:23
God is pursuing us – Romans 5:8
God forgives those who repent – Acts 2:38, I John 1:9
Those who call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. – Romans 10:9-10
God saves by grace and mercy – Ephesians 2:8-9, Titus 3:4-7
God can rescue you and set you free from addictions – John 8:31-36, Isaiah 1: 16-18
| God doesn’t love you.|
God won’t forgive you
You aren’t saved.
You aren’t good enough.
God has left you.
God can’t rescue you.
God can’t make you clean.
I’m not a bad person.
| CHEST SHOT – Attacking the Breastplate of Righteousness |
What is Righteousness?
Ten Commandments – Exodus 20
Love God, parents and neighbors
Don’t lie, steal, murder or be jealous
Love God and People – Matthew 22:37-39, John 15:12
Obey God’s Commands – I John 2:3-6
Make Disciples that obey God’s Commands – Matthew 28:18-20
Visiting widows and orphans – James 1:26-27
You deserve what you want.
Other people are not as important as you.
Follow your heart to determine what is right and wrong.
Everyone else is doing it.
You are missing out.
Do what you want.
Do what makes you feel good.
Studying the Bible is good enough, you don’t have to stand for righteousness.
| STOMACH PUNCH – Attacking the Belt of Truth |
What is Truth?
God created the heavens and the earth – Genesis 1:1, Hebrews 3:4
We are accountable to God – Hebrews 9:27, Revelation 21:6-8, Revelation 20:11-12, Revelation 20:14-15
God determines what is right and wrong – Matthew 25:31, John 3:19-21
Jesus is the only way to God – John 14:6, Acts 4:12
Jesus came in the flesh – 1 John 4:2-3
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom – Proverbs 9:10.
Heaven is full of rewards – 1 Corinthians 2:9, John 14:2-3, Hebrews 11:6
|The earth evolved from evolution. |
There is no God.
There are many gods.
All roads lead to heaven.
Jesus was an angel.
The Bible is just stories.
We are smarter now.
| FOOT SWEEP – Attacking the Gospel of Peace |
What is peace?
Forgiveness is the start of peace with God – Romans 5:1
Peace (Shalom) is things flowing as they should – Psalm 1:2-3, Joshua 1:8, 1 Peter 3:8-12
Parents loving their children – Malachi 4:6, Titus 2:4-5
Children obeying their parents – Ephesians 6:1
Godliness and contentment are great gain – I Timothy 6:6
There is no peace for the wicked – Isaiah 57:20-21
The way of the upright is a highway – Proverbs 15:19
A prayerful and thankful heart is blessed with peace – Philippians 4:4-9
| Discord and destruction against Peace|
Foolishness against Wisdom
Curses against Blessings
Divorce turns a child’s world upside down.
False teachers lead people away from God.
Evil people trying to shut down church, evangelism and Bible study.
Addiction and laziness
| BULLETS AND DARTS – Attacking the Shield of Faith |
What is faith?
Faith is building a legacy of walking with God – Hebrews 11:1-3
Faith without works is dead – James 2:19-20, James 2:26
We were made for good works – Ephesians 2:10
Hold firm the foundations of truth and God will fight for you – Psalm 11: 2-7
| Studying the Bible is enough, you don’t have to do it.|
Tell God what you want him to do for you.
Don’t witness, because people might get upset.
Don’t tell people about what God is doing in your life.
Don’t thank God in front of other people for helping you.
| FIGHTING BACK – Using the Sword of the Spirit |
What is the Sword?
The Sword of the Spirit is the Word of God – Hebrews 4:12
Jesus quoted scripture when attacked – Matthew 4:1-11
Jesus proclaimed the Word of the Lord – Luke 4:18-19
Jesus used God’s Word to chase away evil – Mark 11:15-18
Be a light that chases away darkness – Matthew 5:16
Love your enemies and bless those who curse you – Matthew 5:44-45
Live boldly for God – Titus 2:11-15, 2 Timothy 1:8-12, 2 Timothy 4:1-2
Jesus will judge and rule the nations with the Sword of His Mouth – Revelation 1:16-18, Revelation 19:15-16
| People can believe what they want. |
Don’t talk about God and make them upset.
God wants us to be happy.
I was born this way.
You are making a mess by stirring people up.
Don’t say that, people will get upset.
Don’t quote scripture.
The Bible is not clear.
God doesn’t care, he just wants to make us happy.
Just be a good person, don’t talk about the Bible.
Hell is where the party is at.