Sermon Notes 2017 04 09 PM

April 09, 2017 PM
Dr. Michael Catt – 1782
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THE BATTLE
Know Your Enemy
Ephesians 6:10-23

Any soldier will tell you that you need to know three things:
1) Your __
2) Your __
3) Your __

You can look at these commands like this:
• __ command ("be strong in the Lord" v. 10)
• __ command ("put on the armor of God" v. 11)
• __ the commands ("our struggle is not against flesh and blood" v. 12)

 

I. SATAN IS A REAL ENEMY

Although Paul doesn't use the term/name "Satan" in this section, he does use "devil," "powers," "world forces," "spiritual forces of wickedness," "the evil day," and "flaming arrows of the evil one."

1) He __.

2) He is __.

3) He is __.

4) He is the __.

5) He is __.

"His methods are dirty, his motives are reprehensible. He has no moral integrity and will adapt anything to suit his purposes and use anybody to further his ends. His scruples are nonexistent. He is unmoved by pain and unconcerned by anguish. He feeds on famine and builds on destruction. He is filthy in his intent and formidable in his ability." – Stuart Briscoe

6) He is __.

 

II. SPIRITUAL WARFARE IS A REAL BATTLE

Chip Ingram gives us five basic truths about Spiritual Warfare:
1) There is an __.
2) We are involved in an __.
3) Our foe is __.
4) We must __ our foe but __ him.
5) We do not fight __ victory, we fight __ victory.

Practical Thoughts:

1) The Christian who is not __.

2) The Christian who doesn't understand the __.

3) The Christian who doesn't immerse themselves in __.

4) The Christian can have a file cabinet full of knowledge about this battle, but can fail to let __.

 

III. SPIRITUAL POWER TO WALK IN VICTORY IS A REALITY

A) Your Position (chapters 1-3)

B) Your Practice (chapters 4-6)

C) Your Preparation