Preparing our Hearts to Worship
We have but 1 Enemy
In an effort to help you prepare for the October 9th, 2016, Sunday morning corporate worship gathering and to aid you in your own reflections on The Armor of God, I wanted to pose a few questions and provide a few resources to prayerfully consider over the coming days. Our sermon is entitled, “There is 1 Enemy”. The main Scripture for the day is Ephesians 6:10-13. The other passages are either referenced in the message or provide additional insight for reflection.
(Pick and choose from the many resources and options, which I have tried to make available for your devotional life.)
From the Scriptures
Read and prayerfully reflect upon some or all of these Scriptures. Ask God to shape your life and your church’s life to match the heart of God:
Read or listen to Ephesians 6:10-13, 1Corinthians 12:12-13, Job 1:15-19, Daniel 10:13, Acts 19:14-16.
(You can read or listen to all of these passages in a variety of translations at Bible.is.)
From the Creeds and Confessions
I ran out of time to find creedal references this week. I am sorry.
From the songs, hymns and spiritual songs of the Church
Soldiers of Christ, arise (Charles Wesley): Lyrics, Video
Stand up, my soul, shake off thy fears: Lyrics, Music
The Battle belongs to the Lord: Lyrics, Video
Every Promise (Getty): Lyrics, Video
For Thoughtful Reflection, Prayer, or further Study
How would your life be different if you recognized the spiritual enemy instead of focusing on others as your enemy?
What scriptures could you use to remind yourself that the lies of Satan are just that, lies?
The Sermon will be available online on October 9, 2016 at 12:30 pm.