August 9, 2020

Life at War

Anthony Gammage ~ 2 Corinthians 10:1-6

Sermon Quotes

Romans 1:16
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

2 Corinthians 8:8-9
Acts 1:8 [8] But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

Matthew 28:18
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.

2 Corinthians 10:1-2
I, Paul, myself entreat you, by the meekness and gentleness of Christ—I who am humble when face to face with you, but bold toward you when I am away

2 Corinthians 10:1-2
I beg of you that when I am present I may not have to show boldness with such confidence as I count on showing against some who suspect us of walking according to the flesh.

2 Corinthians 10:10
For they say, “His letters are weighty and strong, but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech of no account.”

Romans 8:31, 38-39
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?…For I am sure that…anything else in all creation can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

2 Corinthians 10:3–6
For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.

2 Corinthians 10:3–6
We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete.

Ephesians 6:11-13
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

“Social justice without Jesus can be more Darwinian than just, fighting against unjust power only to assume and assert unjust power. Social justice with Jesus is truly just. It seeks not to assert power, but to sacrificially use power to love your neighbor as yourself.”
-Scott Sauls

Gospel culture attacks problems. And bad ideas. And harmful behavior. And wrong beliefs. And toxic systems. And selfish entitlement. And abuse. And racism, sexism, divisive partisanism, loveless conservativism, graceless liberalism. Cancel culture attacks people. Gospel > Cancel.”
-Scott Sauls