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A Greater Power   part one

Text:
  1 John 4: 3–4 
 3 and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.
4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.


Introduction – “The Spirit of Christ (Holy Spirit) is Greater than, more powerful always than the spirit of the anti – Christ (Satan).
 “Evil is crushing our culture into the sinful image of the devil himself.
 Is there any hope for God’s Children, YES!!  
God always provides a way out of or above the most terrible situations, PTL!
How is this possible and why is assistance Necessary?


I.Why is Help Necessary for Christians?
A.Satan – Is the Ruler of This World - John 12:33
33 This He said, signifying by what death He would die.

B.Satan – Father of Lies against the Truth – John 8:44
 44 You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.

C.Satan – Is at work in the Disobedient – Ephesians 2:2
 2 in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience,


II.How can We Have This Power in our Life
A.John 3: 3 – 5 
3 Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
4 Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?”
5 Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.

B.Titus 3: 4 – 6
 4 But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, 5 not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, 6 whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior,

C.Help is available now!!

III.What Type of Help do We Receive
A.1 John 4: 3 – 4
3 and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.
4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.


B.Ephesians 3 : 17 – 20 
17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— 19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,

C.1 Corinthians 6: 19 – 20
19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? 20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.

D.2 Timothy 1:7
7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

Conclusion – God help us to believe in and trust in God Almighty.  



July 18, 2021
A Greater Power part 2

Text
 1 John 4: 3 – 4
3 and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.
4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

Introduction 
 “The Spirit of Christ (Holy Spirit) is Greater than, more powerful always than the spirit of the anti – Christ (Satan).
 “Evil is crushing our culture into the sinful image of the devil himself.
 Is there any hope for God’s Children, YES!!  
God always provides a way out of or above the most terrible situations, PTL!
How is this possible and why is assistance Necessary?

Recap of last week:
  Why is Help Necessary for Christians?
A.Satan is the ruler of the world – John 12:31 
31 Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out.

B.Satan is the Father of Lies against the Truth – John 8:44
 44 You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.

C.Satan is at work in the Disobedient – Ephesians 2:2
 2 in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience,




Today – How Can We have This Power in Our Lives?


1.There Must Be a Beginning – John 3: 3–5
 3 Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?”
5 Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.

2.There is supernatural evidence – Romans 8: 9–10
 9 But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. 10 And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.

3.There is a Strong Power Available – Ephesians 6: 10–13
 10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

4.There is More than Enough for our needs – Titus 3: 4–6
 4 But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, 5 not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, 6 whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior,


Conclusion - Victory is within our grasp.
 Please embrace it with all within you!!!!




July 25, 2021

A Greater Power part three

1 John 4: 3–4
 3 and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world.
4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

Introduction 
  We have looked together on our need of and acceptance into a life of living in the power of God. 

Let us review;
  We studied “Why is there a need for a “Higher Power”?
  “How can we have this power in our life”?

Today we look at,
”What can This Power Do for the Child of God”?

Again a short Review
 We are “Saved” by this Power!! 

Romans 1:16
 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.


After we are “Born Again” 

I.The Power Gives Strength Beyond Our Ritual
A.Psalm 68:35 
O God, You are more awesome than Your holy places.
The God of Israel is He who gives strength and power to His people.
Blessed be God!

B.Religious practices help but can hinder, The Holy Spirits presence is so needed!

II.The Power Provides the Believer Victory
A.2 Peter 1: 2 – 4
2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, 3 as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, 4 by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

B.Through our prayer focus our life can be “Victory In Jesus”  
Psalm 18:6  
6 In my distress I called upon the Lord,
And cried out to my God;
He heard my voice from His temple,
And my cry came before Him, even to His ears.


III.The Power Replaces Fear with A Rational Mind Founded in Compassion
A.1 Timothy 1:7
7 desiring to be teachers of the law, understanding neither what they say nor the things which they affirm.

B.We are living in such an atmosphere of fear that we can be tempted to focus on the problems more than God and His plan for our lives.

Conclusion 
 God help us to embrace the supernatural benefits 
of serving Jesus!!



August 1, 2021