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Living Invitations Part 9 Ministry Chat

June 23, 20170 Comments

On our Online Ministry Training site we include a weekly Ministry Chat to help prepare for the upcoming weekend sermon. This week we are continuing on in our discussions on the armor of God. We will be talking about the sword of the spirit. The sword of the spirit is an amazing piece of armor. It is a combination of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God. An amazing spiritual sword that is vital in both offense and defense. We have an enemy who would like to see our swords become dull. We need to keep our swords sharp by reading the Word, asking the Holy Spirit to illuminate truth to us as we read, and taking time to memorize scripture that we can draw on throughout the day.

Living Invitations Part 8 Ministry Chat

June 19, 20170 Comments

Our series of sermons called Living Invitations continues this week here on Online Ministry Training. We are doing a little sub-series on the armor of God and this week we will be looking at the helmet of salvation. In 1 Thessalonians 5:8 Paul makes a reference to the helmet of salvation being the hope of salvation:

1 Thessalonians 5:8 (NIV)
8 But since we belong to the day, let us be self-controlled, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet.

The hope we have is that in Christ we have been saved, we are being saved, and we will be saved. These concepts are expressed in justification, sanctification and glorification. In this weekends message I will develop these ideas and also talk about being transformed by the renewing of our mind.

Living Invitations Part 7 Ministry Chat

June 9, 20170 Comments

This week on Online Ministry Training we are continuing our series of sermons called Living Invitations. We are doing a little sub-series on the armor of God and this week we will be looking at the shield of faith. One of the verses you can be thinking about this week is Hebrews 11:6 in the Message paraphrase:

Hebrews 11:6 (MSG)
6 It’s impossible to please God apart from faith. And why? Because anyone who wants to approach God must believe both that he exists and that he cares enough to respond to those who seek him.

From this verse we will be talking about the reality that God exists, God cares, and God responds.

I will also be talking a little about Captain America and the way he uses his shield. It is no shield of faith, but it is still cool.

Living Invitations Part 6 Ministry Chat

June 1, 20170 Comments

This Ministry Chat on Online Ministry Training is the sixth in our series on being living invitations. We are currently talking about the armor of God and the importance of taking time everyday to put the armor on. Praying on the armor prepares us to engage in the spiritual battle that is going on all around us. This ministry chat was filmed while I was kayaking. With the same sort of definitive action that I took to prepare to go kayaking, we need to take definitive action in our daily life by making sure we start the day by putting on the armor of God.

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