Just think – in just a few days the anticipation will be over and we will get to finally open all those presents! We will finally get to see if we will get what we really wanted or if we end up with some lame gifts… Wait a minute! Has it really come down to THAT? Have we taken the value of the day on which the world acknowledges the birth of its savior and made that day so small as to be about ME? The good news is – there is still time! We can still find the real meaning! Stay with us…
There are many analogies that depict the life of a Christian – growing as wheat, being sheep, being fishers of men, being a member of a body, growing from a baby to adulthood, brotherhood and being a soldier. Now, how is it that we who are followers of the Lamb of God can possibly be depicted as soldiers – fighting a war – with weapons – and vanquishing our enemy? Stay with us as we look at what it takes to be a true soldier – a true soldier of Christ!
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Last week we took a hard look at Islam and compared its message of devotion to that of Christianity. We looked at its personal and national approach to “jihad” and saw significant differences from our own Christian faith. Today we will focus on the Christian “jihad” – the Christian’s personal struggle to fight our warfare – not against others but against Satan. How do we fight this fight? What are we armed with? What makes us think such a battle against such an enemy can be won?
War has been a part of culture since the beginning of human history. As Christians we are certainly not encouraged to encourage it or provoke it. Yet in the New Testament, the concepts of war and battle are used freely, as a clear picture of what our lives are supposed to be about. The whole key is understanding who and what we are supposed to fight and how we are supposed to fight them. We are discussing the battle of the Christian, the armor that the Christian is supposed to wear, and the victory that the Christian should be seeking. Are you armed for battle?
Last week we talked about God’s promise of a kingdom on earth, where all who have ever lived will have the opportunity to ultimately live in peace and harmony under the mighty rule of the Almighty God. We saw numerous scriptures that revealed this broad plan of salvation. This raised a question; if everyone will ultimately get the goodies, why bother to be a Christian now? Why put in all of the work, sacrifice and dedication when all men benefit anyway? On this program we look into what true Christianity is, what it costs and what its rewards are. Why be a Christian? Lots of reasons! Let’s look!