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2 Corinthians 10:3-6 – Our Battle Plan for Truth

My sermon notes for Sunday night, February 25thRemember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon

 

2 Cor. 10:3-6 – The Battle for Truth

 

2 Cor. 10:3-6 – [3] For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. [4] For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. [5] We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, [6] being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete. (ESV)

To me Paul is my apologetics (defense of the Christian faith) hero.  Who better to look at and see an example of “NOT FALLING FOR THE LIES” (DNOW 2018 theme.) He was a man that knew how to live in a tough world with crazy values and hostility toward the Gospel yet made such a difference for Jesus Christ.  As He admonishes the church in Corinth, we too can learn from Paul’s “apologetic battle plan”

Background:

2 Cor. 10:3-6 – Our Battle Plan for Truth

 It is a battle of the mind

Ideas, what we think.  OUR WORLD VIEW

What is a World View?

It is a battle for truth

 

It should be obvious that Paul really, really, really, believed that what he believed was right.  He knew who Jesus was to him and what the Gospel had done in his life.  HE WAS FIGHTING FOR TRUTH!!!

The Battle is aggressive and exclusive

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT:

It is battle waged with divine power

It is not fought in the flesh.  It is fought in the spirit.  It is a spiritual battle.  DEFEAT IS INEVITABLE IF WE LIVE OUR LIFE WITH A NOT-BIBLICAL WORLD VIEW.

But, because it it fought in the spiritual realm we are MORE THAN CONQUERORS in CHRIST JESUS. (Rom 8:37)

THEREFORE:

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