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Our Authority in Christ (37 of 40)
Series: Emerge: Identity
Jesus Culture - Banning Liebscher
Last week we learned that when you do what God has called you to do, the fruit you produce doesn't come from just your effort - nor does it come from just God's effort; it is a combination of both of you.
This week, we are going to learn how to prepare ourselves for battle. We are in a battle with darkness, but in Christ, we are more than prepared to overcome anything the enemy throws at us.
In Christ and His armor, we are positioned to lead thousands out of the kingdom of darkness and into the loving arms of Jesus.
Main Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-12
- Focus on verse 10 for Jesus' victorious armor.
- Focus on verse 12 for taking on the kosmokratór.
- Focus on verse 11 for overcoming the enemy's schemes.
Have your group read EPHESIANS 6:10-12 and then focus on the observations and teaching points provided.
Teaching Point 1: Jesus' victorious armor!
- Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil (1 John 3:8). We have the same job because God lives inside of us (Eph. 6:10).
- Jesus won final victory over the last enemy - death (1 Cor. 15:26). Therefore, we carry incredible confidence into any battle!
As believers in Jesus, we have been given a great victory, complete forgiveness, eternal security, love beyond measure, and adoption into a royal family. But these truths do not go unchallenged.
In the beginning of Iron Man 2, Tony Stark has been maintaining a level of world peace with the help of his invincible armored suit. With his armor, he is able to destroy whatever enemy rises up against world peace. In other words, even though peace has been achieved, the maintaining of that peace requires some effort.
Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil (1 JOHN 3:8) by releasing Heaven's goodness and stripping away the enemy's weapons. Jesus says, ''For when a strong man like Satan is fully armed and guards his ...
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