SERMONS FOR MARCH
MARCH 4, 2012
YOUR HEAD COVERED”
And take the
helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which
is the word of God:
We can suffer a head injury and not know it for sometime.
We can suffer
a concussion, and we as well as others will not even
The brain or mind
is a very delicate and can be easily injured.
Satan seeks to
attack our brain and mind by:
Our thought pattern (how we think about God and
the things of God & how we think about the world
and the things of the world).
Our meditation (things our minds dwells upon).
of doubt (tormenting thoughts &
Negative thoughts (always looking on the dark side)
way we think develops the way we act, the way we act
creates our character, our character directs our life,
and our life determines our eternity.
For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he…
True religion is the life we lead, not the creed we
This is why God
has given us the Helmet of Salvation to protect our
minds from attacks of Satan.
The Helmet of Salvation will change the way we think.
I. DEVELOPING GODLY THOUGHTS.
Unless a person has been Born Again his thought pattern
is controlled by Satan.
THE THOUGHTS OF THE UNSAVED
The mind of the un-saved are centered on this world
and the things this world has to offer.
John 2:15-17 (NLT)
Stop loving this evil world and all that it offers you,
for when you love the world, you show that you do not
have the love of the Father in you.
For the world offers only the lust for physical pleasure,
the lust for everything we see, and pride in our possessions.
These are not from the Father. They are from this evil
And this world
is fading away, along with everything it craves. But
if you do the will of God, you will live forever.
THE HELMET OF SALVATION CHANGES THE MIND OF BELIEVER.
And so, dear brothers
and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to
God. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind
he will accept. When you think of what he has done for
you, is this too much to ask?
Don't copy the
behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform
you into a new person by changing the way you think.
Then you will know what God wants you to do, and you
will know how good and pleasing and perfect his will
When we wear the Helmet of Salvation our though patterns
And now, dear brothers and sisters, let me say one more
thing as I close this letter. Fix your thoughts on what
is true and honorable and right. Think about things
that are pure and lovely and admirable. Think about
things that are excellent and worthy of praise.
THE HELMET OF SALVATION GIVES BELIEVERS UNITY
If there be
therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort
of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels
Fulfil ye my joy,
that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of
one accord, of one mind.
When our mind is covered with the Helmet of Salvation
we will all have the same mind of God’s desire for how
we are to live.
THE HELMET OF SALVATION IS WORN IN HUMILITY.
Let nothing be done through
strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each
esteem other better than themselves.
Look not every
man on his own things, but every man also on the things
One of the great dangers facing a Believer is spiritual
He must increase in importance, while I must decrease
THE HELMET OF SALVATION GIVES US THE DESIRE TO HAVE
THE MIND OF CHRIST.
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
Jesus great thought was to be obedient to the Father.
Our minds controls our actions, lets make sure our mind
is protection by God’s Salvation.
MARCH 18, 2012
ON THE OFFENCE”
Also take salvation
as your helmet and the word of God as the sword that
the Spirit supplies.
Have you noticed that all the articles of the Christian’s
warfare have been defensive?
The belt of
The breastplate of
The shoes of the
Gospel of Peace
The shield of
The helmet of
We have been given only one offensive weapon, the Word
of God, and we must be very careful how we use it.
2 Timothy 2:15 (NIV)
best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman
who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles
the word of truth.
Paul’s words were not only words of encouragement but
also words of warning.
If Paul warns
Timothy that he must correctly handle the Word of God
than there must be a way of miss handling God’s Word.
In the last few weeks there has been a lot of concern
about gun safety and there are those who would rather
no one would have a gun.
The same thing
could be said about the Word of God.
My miss use of God’s
Withhold not correction
from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod,
he shall not die.
THE WORD OF GOD 1S A TOOL AS WELL AS A WEAPON TO
USE AGAINST THE
WORKS OF THE ENEMY.
Any weapon or tool can be missed handled and abused.
A WEAPON AGAINST SATAN & SIN.
The Word of God is the weapon God has provided for us
to defeat the enemy, but we must be very careful how
we use it.
Jesus used the Word of
God to defeat the
Then was Jesus led up
of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the
And when he had
fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward
And when the tempter
came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command
that these stones be made bread.
But he answered
and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread
alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the
mouth of God.
Then the devil
taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on
a pinnacle of the temple, and saith unto him, If thou
be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written,
He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and
in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any
time thou dash thy foot against a stone. Jesus said
unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt
the Lord thy God.
Again, the devil
taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth
him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of
them; and saith unto him, All these things will I give
thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
Then saith Jesus
unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written,
Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt
Then the devil
leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered
God’s Word is a sharp two edged sword.
God's word is living and active. It is sharper than
any two-edged sword and cuts as deep as the place where
soul and spirit meet, the place where joints and marrow
meet. God's word judges a person's thoughts and intentions.
One of the ways we fight Satan and sin is to self-examine
our own heart and thoughts.
How can a young man keep
his way pure?
By living according
to your word.
Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not
sin against thee.
Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved
the church, and gave himself for it; that he might sanctify
and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
that he might present it to himself a glorious church,
not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but
that it should be holy and without blemish.
God’s Word is like a consuming fire.
Therefore, this is what the Lord God Almighty says:
"Because the people are talking like this, I will give
you messages that will burn them up as if they were
Is not my word like as a fire? saith the Lord;
God’s Word as fire will do one of two things; it will
either bring judgment to those who refuse to hear and
obey, or it will purify those who allow the Word to
remove the sin and impurities in their lives.
1:22, 25-26 (NIV)
Your silver has become
dross, your choice wine is diluted with water…I will
turn my hand against you; I will thoroughly purge away
your dross and remove all your impurities.
I will restore
your judges as in days of old, your counselors as at
will be called the City of Righteousness,
God’s Word is like a hammer.
Jeremiah 23:29 (KJV)
Is not my word like as a fire? saith the Lord; and like
a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?
A hammer can do two things to that which it is use against:
It can smash the rock into little bitty pieces.
Pharaoh’s heart was hardened and he refused to listen
and suffered God’s judgment.
It can shape it into something useful.
There are those
who will allow God’s Word to shapen their stony hearts
into hearts of flesh.
And I will give you a new heart with new and right desires,
and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out
your stony heart of sin and give you a new, obedient
God has given us a wonderful weapon and tool in His
Word, let us use it wisely to defeat Satan and sin.
Corinthians 10:4-6 (NIV)
The weapons we fight
with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary,
they have divine power to demolish strongholds.
We demolish arguments
and every pretension that sets itself up against the
knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought
to make it obedient to Christ.
And we will be
ready to punish every act of disobedience, once your
obedience is complete.
MARCH 25, 2012
BELIVER’S ULTIMATE WEAPON”
Pray at all times and on every occasion in the power
of the Holy Spirit. Stay alert and be persistent in
your prayers for all Christians everywhere.
Have you ever forgotten something of real importance?
The Pastor who forgot to pay his Auto Insurance.
The Soldier who forgot his rifle.
Prayer is our Ultimate Weapon yet many Christian fail
to use this weapon in the way God has intended.
WHAT IS PRAYER?
Prayer is having communication with God.
It is through prayer that we receive our marching orders.
True prayer consists of seven parts.
Listening to what God has to say
A SOLDIER SHOULD PRAY.
He should pray continually?
Luke 18:1a (KJV)
And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men
ought always to pray…
A soldier must keep an open line with the source of
his power and direction.
Thessalonians 5:17 (KJV)
Pray without ceasing.
It is through prayer that a soldier receives power and
encouragement to continue the battle.
to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.
It is through prayer that the soldier maintains a constant
consciousness of God’s presence.
I prayed to the Lord,
and he answered me,
freeing me from
all my fears.
We should pray for everything?
There are those who would have us limit our prayers
by what we prayer for.
Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.
Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has
My God will richly fill your every need in a glorious
way through Christ Jesus.
There is no need too great or too small to bring to
We should pray in the power of the Holy Spirit?
Romans 8:26-27 (NLT)
And the Holy Spirit helps
us in our distress. For we don't even know what we should
pray for, nor how we should pray. But the Holy Spirit
prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed
And the Father
who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying,
for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with
God's own will.
1 Corinthians 14:15 (NLT)
Well then, what shall I do? I will do both. I will
pray in the spirit, and I will pray in words I understand.
I will sing in the spirit, and I will sing in words
We should watch and pray.
Keep alert and pray. Otherwise temptation will overpower
you. For though the spirit is willing enough, the body
Luke 21:36 (NLT)
Keep a constant watch.
And pray that, if possible, you may escape these horrors
and stand before the Son of
1 Peter 5:8 (NLT)
Be careful! Watch out for attacks from the Devil, your
great enemy. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking
for some victim to devour.
We should be persistent in our prayers.
One day Jesus told his
disciples a story to illustrate their need for constant
prayer and to show them that they must never give up.
was a judge in a certain city," he said, "who was a
godless man with great contempt for everyone.
A widow of that
city came to him repeatedly, appealing for justice against
someone who had harmed her.
The judge ignored
her for a while, but eventually she wore him out. 'I
fear neither God nor man,' he said to himself,
'but this woman
is driving me crazy. I'm going to see that she gets
justice, because she is wearing me out with her constant
Then the Lord said, "Learn
a lesson from this evil judge. Even he rendered a just
decision in the end, so don't you think God will surely
give justice to his chosen people who plead with him
day and night? Will he keep putting them off?
I tell you, he
will grant justice to them quickly! But when I, the
Son of Man, return, how many will I find who have faith?"
And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search
for me with all your heart.
We must pray one for another.
A true Soldier of Christ must pray unselfishly.
God knows how often I pray for you. Day and night
I bring you and your needs in prayer to God, whom I
serve with all my heart by telling others the Good News
about his Son.
Colossians 4:12 (NLT)
Epaphras, from your city, a servant of Christ Jesus,
sends you his greetings. He always prays earnestly for
you, asking God to make you strong and perfect, fully
confident of the whole will of God.
Pray for those who are battling with sin.
Corinthians 13:7 (NLT)
We pray to God that you will not do anything wrong.
We pray this, not to show that our ministry to you has
been successful, but because we want you to do right
even if we ourselves seem to have failed.
John 5:16 (NLT)
If you see
a Christian brother or sister sinning in a way that
does not lead to death, you should pray, and God will
give that person life. But there is a sin that leads
to death, and I am not saying you should pray for those
who commit it.
Christ gave us our example
"I am praying not only for these disciples but also
for all who will ever believe in me because of their
Pray for those who are carrying the message to the lost.
These were his instructions to them: "The harvest
is so great, but the workers are so few. Pray to the
Lord who is in charge of the harvest, and ask him to
send out more workers for his fields.
Thessalonians 3:1 (NLT)
Finally, dear brothers and sisters, I ask you to
pray for us. Pray first that the Lord's message will
spread rapidly and be honored wherever it goes, just
as when it came to you.
Let us stand fully equipped and ready to do battle against
Satan and Sin, seeking God’s direction and help.