October 27th, 2013 -

Today's Sermon: - Invisible Armor Mike Yancey

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When David came upon the battlefield that day, not a man was in sight with him. The wind kicked up puffs of dust across the valley floor. A man stood in the distance, his armor glaring in the sun, a veritable statue covered in brass- impenetrable, except for one little spot. The young shepherd boy appeared without any visible armor. He looked perfectly vulnerable, defenseless. Certainly not threatening. But wait! He left Saul’s armor and weaponry and marched onto the battlefield with the invisible armor of God. So it was the visible armory of Goliath versus the invisible armory of God. Sound familiar?
How pitiful we look in the church world as we compete with weaponry Satan has perfected- money, talent, charisma, empty promises. Are we embarrassed with God’s armor?
David represented Israel’s best- what an embarrassing shame to the common, carnal Christian. To think, Saul was down to that. God has a way of getting us down to that!
Are we embarrassed at the size our church, at Holy Ghost tactics, the simplicity and severity of our message, the loneliness of the fight, the underwhelming un-impressiveness of our weaponry? Are we OK with “invisible” armor, walking onto the battlefield with a slingshot and stones? Or do we look longingly and enviously at the pile of perfectly good “spiritual armor” available to us?
David won that day alone, because he was backed by an invisible God who made that completely vulnerable boy, perfectly invincible.
2Co 10:4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds.

Eph 6:10-18  Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.  (11)  Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  (12)  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.  (13)  Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.  (14)  Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;  (15)  And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;  (16)  Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.  (17)  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:  (18)  Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

POT LUCK NEXT WEEK

There will be pot-luck next Sunday. It will be a Thanksgiving theme. Please contact Regina in regards to what to bring

SONG SELECTION- RED BOOK

1 All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name
441 The Church's One Foundation
426 Fairest Lord Jesus

“And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”
Eph.  6:17