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September 11, 2016

September 11, 2016

Sermon Notes for September 11, 2016          

+Today’s Sermon: “Following Jesus – Wearing the Whole Armor of God” 

+ Introduction / Question

               “How am I to follow Jesus wearing the whole armor of God?”

 

+ Sermon points:

  1. Ask yourself: “Am I willing to admit I am not spiritual strong in myself?”

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.” 

                                                                (Ephesians 6:10 and 2 Chronicles 20:1 - 24)   

                        

  1. Ask yourself: “Am I willing to trust Jesus’ might against the devil?”

“Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”                 

                                       (Ephesians 6:11 – 12, John 17:10 – 19 and Colossians 2:14 - 15)

  1. Ask yourself: “Am I willing to take up the whole armor of God so my family, friends and others also turn to Him and stand firm in Him as their Lord and Savior?”

“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 firm.” 

                                       (Ephesians 6:13 and Psalm 143) 

    

Conclusion/ Question:  

“How am I to follow Jesus wearing the whole armor of God?”

 

 (Sermon Notes prepared by Pastor Warren A. Reichert for Grace Lutheran Church, Eaton, Ohio, September 11, 2016)

How to pray? A plan to help you “follow”* God in prayer:

Set a time and place for your prayer time with God (Start slowly and add times until you pray each day.) 

Read the Gospel or another Scripture Lesson from today’s worship (see the Sermon Notes to direct your prayer time). Begin your prayer time asking yourself:

  1. What is one main thought, key insight or truth I gained from this passage?

 

 

 

  1. What does this thought, insight or truth say about Jesus?

 

 

 

 

  1. Ask God to help you apply His Word to your life, follow Jesus and be strong in Him against the schemes of the devil in your life (Try praying: “Lord, I ask …” or “Lord, help me to…”).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Try writing your responses to the questions in a spiral notebook or composition notebook. Be gentle with yourself. Take your time with this new effort. Let the Word of God guide you following Christ. Look back over your first week, month, and so on, and see how the Lord is calling you to follow Him through His Word and with prayer.

(*Mark 1:17: ESV - “And Jesus said to them, "Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men.")