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Where No Battle Is Lost (8 of 10)
Series: A Life Worth Living
INTRO: I want you to take your Bibles now this morning and turn with me to Ephesians chapter 6 as we continue in our series of studies on "A Life Worth Living." If you're our guest this morning, we're in a study on the great stories and people of the Bible to discover just what are the characteristics of conspicuous Christians?
Now, so far in this study we've seen Joshua lead the children of Israel to victory in the Battle of Jericho. We've seen David win the victory over a giant named Goliath. We've seen Job experience victory through a period of great personal suffering. We've seen David win the war over personal sin through confession and repentance. We've seen Jesus win the war of the ages through this vicarious death and victorious resurrection from the dead. And then last week, we saw the victory that comes from living a life that brings pleasure to the heart of our God.
This morning as we continue in our study, I want to show you how to have victory in this spiritual war that we're in and how to live where no battle is lost.
ILLUS: Do you know when the bloodiest day in US history was? It wasn't 911. It wasn't Iwo Jima or some other battle in Pacific or even in Europe for that matter. The bloodiest day in US history took place here on our own soil on September 17, 1862 near the little town of Sharpsburg, MD. Those of us in the South have referred to it as "the battle of Sharpsburg," but most folks today know it simply by one word – Antietam. In that bloody battle, General Robert E. Lee planned to march his 40,000 southern soldiers against General George B. McClellan's 87,000 man army. He had just won the second battle of Manassas, or what we in the south have affectionately called the second battle of Bull Run, and he thought that if he could win a second victory over the Union Army, it might entice Great Britain to recognize the Confederacy, and force ...
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