“Courage for the Fight, David turns Saul’s Robe into a Mini-Skirt ?” part one of a series, “Dress Codes” by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

Pastor Richard A. Daughtridge

Ever hear the saying, “Life is hard and then you die.”? How about, “Life is survival of the fittest.”?

Well we are inspired by many that have pioneered before us but we can’t live on their stories. We must fight our own fight of faith. We live in the greatest day of history. Attitude is latitude for us to make every day count. Today our attitude shall be fight not flight, winners not sinners, and dressed to be our best.

In this sermon series “Dress Code” we will dress inside out.”    

“Courage for the Fight, David turns Saul’s Robe into a Mini-Skirt?”  by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

1.      Christianity is not for wimps.

1 Tim. 6:12    Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

2.      Nothing will happen that you can’t handle.

1 Cor. 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

Romans 8:37  Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

 3.      God and you. Inseparable.

Romans 8:38-39  For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, [39] Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Psalm 34:19  Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.

Hebrew: ra, bad; evil; adversity; affliction; calamity; grief; sorrow;
wretchedness

4.      I peeked at the back of the book and we win.

John 16:33    These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

Psalm 119:71   It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.

5.      Worth it all.

James 1:12   Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

6.      Battle of the Mind

 2 Cor. 10:5  Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

7.      Know your enemy.

John 10:10  The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

8.      Dressed for the Fight. (David turns Saul’s robe into a mini-skirt?)

 1 Samuel 24:4  And the men of David said unto him, Behold the day of which the Lord said unto thee, Behold, I will deliver thine enemy into thine hand, that thou mayest do to him as it shall seem good unto thee. Then David arose, and cut off the skirt of Saul’s robe privily.

1 Samuel 24:11  Moreover, my father, see, yea, see the skirt of thy robe in my hand: for in that I cut off the skirt of thy robe and killed thee not, know thou and see that there is neither evil nor transgression in mine hand, and I have not sinned against thee; yet thou huntest my soul to take it.

1 Chron. 15:27 And David was clothed with a robe of fine linen, and all the Levites that bare the ark, and the singers, and Chenaniah the master of the song with the singers: David also had upon him an ephod of linen.

Summary  (Christ has disarmed our enemy and empowered us for the fight. )   

Col. 2:13-15  And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; [14] Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; [15] And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

“Dress Codes” will continue next week.in a sermon “Dressed to Kill”

 

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