Sermon: Is Your Guard Still Up?
How do we measure up? Are we keeping our guard up? Adam & Eve let their guard down and were “Knocked Out” of Eden. Thankfully, we have a God who, in love for all His creations, has given us a new opportunity to realign ourselves with His word, will, and way.
Pastor Jim gives us concrete examples from the Bible of how we can start realigning our lives to be in line with God’s callings and commands. Let’s never drop our guard and become KO’d of our relationship with the Lord.
“Is Your Guard Still Up?” – Scripture: Genesis 3:1-13
Do We Really Know How to Keep Our Guard Up?
1) Read God’s Word
a) Reveals God’s salvation plan. (Romans 1:16-17)
b) Don’t just listen; Obey God’s word. (James 1:22)
2) Pray Continuously
a) Opens our eyes to the word. (Psalm 119:17-19)
b) Jesus makes prayer a priority. (Luke 5:15-16)
c) God grants prayers aligned with His will. (1 John 5:14-15)
3) Fellowship with other true Christians
a) We learn & grow in community. (Acts 2:42)
b) God works through us when we meet together. (Hebrews 10:24-25)
4) Service to others
a) Give ourselves fully to God’s work. (1 Corinthians 15:58)
b) Serve one another in love. (Galatians 5:13)
c) Saved to serve the living God. (Hebrews 9:14)
d) We sin when we knowingly neglect God’s work. (James 4:17)
5) Witnessing to others
a) True disciples cannot help sharing the “Good News” with others. (Acts 4:20)
b) Ambassadors of God’s Kingdom. (2 Corinthians 5:20)
c) God’s word is meant to be passed along. (2 Timothy 2:2)