Presentation on theme: "Bringing your life together. The sword of the Spirit Ephesians 6:17...... take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. To overcome the."— Presentation transcript:
The sword of the Spirit Ephesians 6:17...... take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. To overcome the giants in the land we need our sword A sword is useful when it is put into action. The person using the sword affects the effectiveness of the sword A sword in the hands of a novice can be dangerous – so gain experience in the word. The word of God contains all that is needed to accomplish its purpose but me must make it effective.
Making the Sword Effective Renew your mind Romans 12:1-2 ........ but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect Develop a positive outlook Philippians 1:6 And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” says the L ORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope Romans 8:28 And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them Psalm 23: 4 Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me
Take control of your words James 3:2....For if we could control our tongues, we would be perfect and could also control ourselves in every other way Sweet and Bitter words James 3:11 – 12 Does a spring of water bubble out with both fresh water and bitter water? Does a fig tree produce olives, or a grapevine produce figs? No, and you can’t draw fresh water from a salty spring No corrupt communications Ephesians 4:29 Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them
Develop your swordsmanship Use the word to encourage some one Use the word as the bases of your prayers Use the word to speak blessings into the life of people Use the word in your worship Use the word in teaching your children Use the word to correct
Hindrances to the sword effectiveness Misuse of the tongue Gossip Lying Profanity Rudeness, unkindness and disrespect Criticism Betrayal (breaking of confidence) Complaints & negativity
To Believe God you must believe His Words To Believe His word You must know His Words To Know His words You must ingest it God transcends my experiences My experiences does not determine or prove who God is. God is who he is regardless of mine or other individuals experiences
Five Principle of Active Faith God is who He says He is God can do what He says He can do I am who God says I am I can do what God says I can do God's word is alive and active in me