a. We put on the full armor of God. Eph. 6:10-20. We take the fight to Satan through Christ!
1.) We have three offensive weapons; prayer and fasting! Matt. 6:16-18. James 1:3-8, we must pray for wisdom in how to face trials of many kinds and apply our faith in God to those trials. “Devote yourselves to prayer.” Col. 4:2
2.) The sword of the Spirit, the word of God. Our armor has no defense for our back!
a.) Remember Satan’s use of false teaching.
b.) Nothing like scripture to encourage us. Romans 15:4
3.) Our feet “shod with the equipment of the gospel of peace,”; when we go w/ gospel and help convert someone we defeat Satan’s kingdom. Acts 13:4-12
a. Encourage one another daily. Heb. 3:12-15.
b. Vince Hawkins, of St. Louis church, and his lesson on the church as family.
1.) Love one another, respect one another, serve one another, encourage one another, talk to one another and pray for one another
a. Be open and honest about your weaknesses, and where he can exploit them.
b. This where we can examine “emotionally healthy spirituality.” Some of this happens in confession and prayer. Jas. 5:16
1.) Ask someone else about what they see in you.
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