Friday, April 5, 2013

Living Your Christian Life Like A Soldier Of Christ



 
Introduction:
We are called to be SOLDIERS of the Kingdom of God. Soldiers of Christ
 

Song:
 
I am a soldier in the army x 4, I am soldier in the army of the lord.”

  • God is a man of war
Exodus 15:3 - The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name.

  • He is the Lord Of Hosts
1Samuel 17:45 - Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.
Christianity Is A Life Of Warfare.
War between good and evil! War between light and darkness!
  •   Paul Advising Timothy
I Timothy 6:12 - Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called….
  •  Paul Himself Fought A Good Fight.
2Timothy 4:7 - I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

Code Of Conduct:
The Holy Bible is the code of conduct.
Joshua 1:8 - This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

Trainer
The Holy Spirit is our perfect ever present trainer
John 14:26 - But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

Commanding Officer
Jesus Christ is our Commanding Officer:
John 2:5 - …Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.

Field of Operation:
The world.
Matthew 28:19 -  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations,….

Armory
Ephesians 6:11 - Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
1- Helmet of Salvation (You are bought with a price don’t entatain any other thought)
2- Breast of Righteousness(not of our own by of Christ)
3- Belt of Truth(Because satan is father of lies)
4-Faith(Because without faith we can please God)
5-Wordof God (for offense, for attack)
6- Gospel of Peace (you are sure God)

7 Virtues of a good soldier
A soldier is someone called to A HIGHER STANDARD.
1.     Loyalty: Bear true faith and allegiance to Nation and Constitution
2.     Duty: Fulfill your obligations
3.     Respect: Treat people as they should be treated
4.     Selfless Service: Put others before self
5.     Honour: live a honourable live
6.     Integrity: Doing what is right (legally and morally)
7.     Personal courage: face fear, danger or adversity

How Do You Live To Achieve This Virtues
1.     Be Alert and Ready All The Time
1Peter 5:8 - Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

2.     Endure Hardness
2Titus 2:3 - Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

3.     Do Not Entangle Yourself With Non Believers
2Titus 2:4 - No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.