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A sermon on Romans 12:9-21, focusing on "Relating to Others," preached by Stephen McAlpin on 4/14/2013 at the Chinese Baptist Church of Greater Boston, in the English service for youth.
Closing the instructions to the Ephesian Christians, Paul instructs them to prepare for spiritual battle by taking on the whole armor of God. He explains the nature of the battle (spiritual) and demonstrates how Christ, the gospel, and the several graces we receive in Christ equip us to stand firm in the face of spiritual attack. We need to take heed to these words that we may be prepared in the Christian life to 'stand firm.'
How many people do you know who have been overcome by the world? How many believers do you know who are in just as much bondage as their unbelieving friends? Have you ever taken an honest look at your own failures and frustrations? The enemy of our soul is clever; his global warfare is effective. He has the greater populace on the broad road to destruction, and sad but true, he has influenced the church to head down the same path. Christian, do you understand that the world is your enemy? If you don't overcome the world, the world will overcome you. But there is hope - Jesus has overcome the world! And every born again believer has all the potential for victory over the world because the Victor, the Lord Jesus Christ lives within them. But this is not automatic - it must be accessed by faith. This is the victory that overcomes the world - even our faith.
Primary Claim: Sin is the most persistent barrier to effective prayer.
Pastor Tommy Murray reminds students and parents that the enemy will try to attack them during the school year. Pastor Murray tells the students and parents to "Sing the Jingle": when they feel the enemy attacking.
We have a supernatural enemy, but we are fully equipped to fight the war!
Images in the Bible that are used to give us a deeper understanding of what it means to walk with Christ.