The Sword of the Spirit

Pastor Ron Lewis: Faith Bible Church, Warren, Pa.


Ephesians 6:17b “and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”  This week Pastor Ron continues his series, “Spiritual Warfare,” as he unpacks this verse. God has given us a special sword to use to defeat the enemy as we defend ourselves in our everyday Spiritual battle .

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a.  What is this sword…?

b.  How does it differ from the girdle…?

c.  Who does it belong to…?

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The Sword of the Spirit

Pastor Ron Lewis: Faith Bible Church, Warren, Pa.


Pastor Ron concludes his mini series, “The Doctrine of Eternal Security,” this week by looking as some more reasons that some object to the teaching that a person once saved is always saved.  Some teach that a person can lose their salvation.  We need to go to the authority, the Bible, to find the true answer.

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THE DOCTRINE OF ETERNAL SECURITY            

c.  Answering the Objectors…

1.  Those who had turned away…(2 Peter 2:20-22)

2.  Those who had fallen away…(Hebrews 6:4-6)

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Objections to Eternal Security – Pt.2

Pastor Ron Lewis: Faith Bible Church, Warren, Pa.


As we continue to study the series, “Spiritual Warfare,” we take a couple of weeks to look at the doctrine of Eternal Security.  This week Pastor Ron focuses on the objections some people have to this doctrine.  If you have any questions about once saved – always saved you need to listen.

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THE DOCTRINE OF ETERNAL SECURITY                                                 

A.  Laying the Foundation…
B.  Building the House…

C.  Answering the Objectors…

1.  The unpardonable sin… (Matt. 12:31-32)

2.  The branches that were taken away…(John 15:1-6)

3.  Those who had fallen from grace…(Gal. 5:2-4)

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Objections to Eternal Security- Pt1

Pastor Ron Lewis:  Faith Bible Church, Warren, Pa.


Ephesians 6:17a “And take the helmet of salvation,…”  This week Pastor Ron continues his series, “Spiritual Warfare, by beginning a mini-series on the doctrine of eternal security.  There are many questions regarding this doctrine and Pastor Ron will help us answer them.  The Bible has much to say about Christians being once saved, always saved.  Do you have the assurance of your salvation?  Do you wonder sometimes if you are saved or not?  Have you been taught that you can lose your salvation? Do you have questions regarding this teaching? Please stay tuned over the next couple of weeks and your questions will be answered.

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THE DOCTRINE OF ETERNAL SECURITY

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Doctrine of Eternal Security

A New Mind!

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Romans 12:2 (NIV) “Do not conform anymore to the pattern of
this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you
will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing,
and perfect will.”

Someone once said, “If you were to be arrested today for being a Christian
would there be enough evidence against you to convict you?” We Christians
don’t have to do the things we did before, we don’t have to follow the crowd,
we can be brand new.

For myself, after I became a Christian I lost the few friends I had, because
they did not understand me anymore, because I had changed. I knew I was
different because their foul language and bad behavior bothered me and it never
did before. When they would take the name of Jesus in vain, it was like a sharp
knife stabbing me in the heart. The good news is that God gave me another
group of friends who are really much better for me.

Today’s verse says, “be transformed!” We do this by renewing our mind, by
rejecting old patterns of thought and concentrating on new ones. I’ve found that
to renew my mind I must keep in the Word. As I read it, study it, and meditate upon it, it sinks down into my being and actually does renew my mind. It is a process. As it takes place, I discover what God wants for me.

God wants good things for all of us, just as any good father would want for
his children. When Christ comes in, instead of living just to please ourselves, we
begin to please him and lift up others.

God wants to help us fight fear and anxiety. His Word is full of suggestions
for achieving good mental health. Search and find a promise for yourself
today. Then claim it and stand on it. He is faithful!

Elder Joe Casey, Faith Bible Church, Warren, Pa.


 

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Galatians 5:22-23 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.  This week we are pleased to have Elder Joe Casey bring us a message on faithfulness.  God is faithful, are you?

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Fruit of the Spirit is FAITHFULNESS – Joe Casey

A New Hope!

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II Corinthians 5:17 (NIV) “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a
new creation; the old has gone, the new has come.”

When we know Christ personally he makes us new persons. Our sin debt has
been paid, and our old selves have been crucified in Christ. This takes place
on the inside of us in our spirits.

Since the old self has been “put off” and the new self has been “put on,” we
are totally new people and are empowered by the Holy Spirit to be conformed to
his image. Because of this we are directed by God’s Spirit and are able to understand the things of God which are revealed to us in the Word.

The hope within us is that we can change. This is really important to
understand. Christians are different when we fight the battle of fear because we
have a special power inside us for the fight. God wants us to become more like
him, and with his enabling power we can. He doesn’t want us to be slaves to fear.
It is his will that we change. We can hang onto this hope!

There is one problem with the above scripture. It sounds as though we are a
new and fully capable creation instantly. Actually, we are new in our inner spirit,
but we still have to learn how to apply the teachings of the Bible to our lives. As
we begin to do that we will begin to see the new creation that God gave us
surface to the outside. It is a process.

The old things will pass away and new things will take their place. We will
begin to think differently having more healthy thoughts.

I trust this scripture thought today will help fill your heart with a new hope!

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