11/26, SS, The Sword of the Spirit
Bible Text: Heb. 4:12; Eph. 6:17 | Preacher: Associate Pastor Keith Thompson | Series: Living Beyond Your Capacity
I. The Power of the Sword
A. The sword is a symbol of power and authority.
B. The sword is an offensive weapon.
C. The sword is a one-on-one weapon.
D. The sword is a piercing weapon.
E. The sword is a weapon that requires practice.
2 Tim. 2:15
How well we use the sword (word of God) will determine how well you do in life.
II. The use of the Sword.
2 Tim 3:16
A. The Word of God was inspired by the Spirit
2 Pet. 1:21
B. The Word of God is explained by the Spirit.
1 Cor. 2:9-13
“If you have the Spirit without the Word, you blow up. If you have the Word without the Spirit, you dry up. If you have both the Word and the Spirit, you grow up.” Don Lyon
III. Handling the Sword
A. Desire the Word. 1 Pet. 2:2
B. Study the Word. 2 Tim. 2:15
C. Memorize the Word. Ps. 119:11-12
D. Hear the Word. I Thess. 2:13
E. Meditate upon the Word. Josh. 1:8
F. Obey the Word. Ps. 119:105; James 1:25
Conclusion: Ez. 33:31-32; 2 Cor. 3:2-3