This is How We Fight Our Battles: From Victory
Stand: The Weapon of Prayer
June 25, 2023 • David Chadwick • Ephesians 6:10–20
This Sunday we will complete our study of the full armor of God. It ends with the weapon of prayer (Ephesians 6:18-20). Prayer empowers all the other pieces of the armor. But in these last few verses, we will look at aspects of prayer that need to be exercised if we want complete victory over the enemy.
Stand: The Sword of the Spirit
June 18, 2023 • David Chadwick • Ephesians 6:10–17
This week, while looking at the armor of God, we will talk about taking up the sword of the Spirit which is God's Word. We will examine the importance of knowing what the powers and principalities of the evil one are trying to do to us individually, our families and our nation. We will look at the importance of God's Word in fighting the schemes of the enemy. It is the only offensive weapon in God's full armor that we are to take up.
Stand: The Helmet of Salvation
June 11, 2023 • David Chadwick • Ephesians 6:10–17
This week, we take up the helmet of salvation. The battlefield against the enemy is our mind. Our thought life. How we think. We will look thoroughly in the Scriptures about this idea. If you control your thoughts, you will control how you feel. If you control how you feel, you will control your behavior.
Stand: The Shield of Faith
May 28, 2023 • David Chadwick • Ephesians 6:10–16
This week we continue our study of the armor of God with the shield of faith. It is a full body-length shield that protects against the evil one’s now pernicious schemes and wiles. Note that faith is the key. We will spend some time looking at the power of memory and how to remember certain aspects of faith that will help extinguish his fiery darts.
Stand: The Gospel of Peace
May 21, 2023 • David Chadwick • Ephesians 6:10–15
This week, we will look at the biblical definition of the gospel. What it means for us and our battle against the devil. We will also study the benefits we receive when the gospel is properly a part of our lives: peace. Peace with God. The peace of God. Potential peace with others. It's an essential piece of the armor always on us.
Stand in Righteousness
May 14, 2023 • David Chadwick • Ephesians 6:10–14
As we continue to learn how to fight our battles against the spiritual forces of the darkness, we move from last week's message on the belt of truth to this week focusing on the breastplate of righteousness. The breastplate is like a bullet proof vest officers wear today. It protects our most vital organs - especially the heart and lungs. Therefore, we need to fully understand this word "righteousness" and what it means for our lives. It's a vital term to understand today, for it has to do with our identity. Who we see ourselves to be. And I would argue that many of our nation's divisions are caused by people seeking their identity in all the wrong places.
Stand in Truth
May 7, 2023 • David Chadwick • Ephesians 6:10–13
This week we are examining Ephesians 6:10-13. Note how many times Paul says for followers to stand/withstand/stand up to the enemy. We will look at the first piece of the full armor of God that must be present for us to stand faithfully against the enemy: the belt of TRUTH. We will focus on the need for all of Jesus's followers to believe in and obey God's objective truth in the world that he created.
April 30, 2023 • David Chadwick • 2 Kings 18, 2 Kings 19
Today we will look at https://momentsofhopechurch.us20.list-manage.com/track/click?u=619883e2c05bae1713b849822&id=d8748a10cb&e=c3cc3358ad and King Hezekiah's dilemma. The enemy had him in despair. He had to learn how to quit trying to find his delivery and victory in his own works and instead surrender everything to God.
April 23, 2023 • David Chadwick • 2 Kings 6:8–23, Hebrews 11
We are currently in a new series titled, "This is How We Fight Our Battles: From Victory!" In this series we are going to look at some of the ways Scripture commands us to engage in the spiritual battles that are taking place every day in each of our lives. Today we look at how we are “surrounded” by God and His angel armies.
April 16, 2023 • David Chadwick
We are starting a new series titled, "This is How We Fight Our Battles: From Victory!" In this series we are going to look at some of the ways Scripture commands us to engage in the spiritual battles that are taking place every day in each of our lives. Today we look at how we can fight our battles with “song.”