It has been an absolute joy to go through this Rooted series with you all. But I’ll be honest, it feels like each topic could be a series of its own! Some of you right now are saying, “Nate, you DID preach a whole series in a sermon!” I heard that!
Understanding spiritual warfare and Satan’s schemes are crucial to our growth as Christians. He’s slicker than we give him credit for but the good news is we have the power of the Holy Spirit that is displayed in the full armor of God.
- Belt of Truth
- Breastplate of Righteousness
- Feet Fitted with the Gospel of Peace
- Shield of Faith
- Helmet of Salvation
- Sword of the Spirit (God’s Word)
God has held nothing back to help us be tremendous followers of Him.
But I want to challenge you to take a faith step this week. In your Rooted groups, it’s going to get real as you share ‘strongholds’ in your life. We share so that we may be healed (James 5:16). I want to encourage you to not only take a step of faith in your group, but in your daily life this week. If there’s a prompting to invite someone to Church, share Christ with them, pray for someone who comes to mind or respond in obedience to whatever the Spirit is prompting you to do. Our battle isn’t against people, but evil. Satan would love for us to be passive Christians. People who have armor but never use it. My prayer is at the end of the day our armor is dirty from all the failed attacks Satan tried against us.
Next weekend you’ll have an opportunity to become a deeper part of the family of God. After every service in the lobby, we’ll have a list of ways for you to serve and be a blessing to others. We’re created with gifts to bless others and called to serve others. So plan on stopping by next week at our So. IN Love stations and see what God might be calling you to next!
Fight the Good Fight!