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The Fight of Your Life (1 of 5)
Series: Ready to Rumble
Pastor Jeff Schreve
In 1977, a movie came out. It was called "The Edge." The basic story line was about two guys. Their plane went down in the wilderness in Alaska, and they were having to save themselves and find a way out. And that was hard enough all by itself, for it was freezing cold there. But then, they had another problem. There was a 10 foot, 1500 pound Kodiak bear that had gotten on their trail, had already killed another guy that was with them, and now he was coming after them. And they spent the majority of the movie having to go toe-to-toe with the bear. They were in the fight of their lives. Would you be a little frightened if you had to go toe-to-toe with a 1500 pound, 10 foot bear? Wow! Would you not say that those guys were in the fight of their lives? Did you know the truth of the matter is this: That in the Christian life, we fight an enemy who is so much bigger and so much stronger and so much more ferocious than any bear? We face a real enemy that Jesus said, "He comes only to steal, and to kill, and to destroy."
Many of you watched the movie, "The Terminator," with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Do you remember the thing about the Terminator? In the first Terminator movie he told the girl that he was trying to protect the other guy that came to protect against the Terminator. He said, "You don't get it. This thing will never quit. He'll never stop. He'll just keep coming after you and after you and after you."
The devil is the original Terminator. He comes only to steal and to kill and to destroy. And he has his sights fixed on you. He's coming after you. Just like that bear was coming after those two guys the enemy is coming after you. Hey, what will you do? What will you do? Will you run? Will you hide? Will you cower? Will you cry out? Will you assume the fetal position? Or will you do what God calls you to do, what God clearly tells you to do as He speaks th ...
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