The Naked Truth , Part Two, “Dress Codes”, a sermon series by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

Don't forget ,This Sunday is Blue Grass Sunday.

The Naked Truth , 09/25/11 , Part Two of “Dress Codes”, a sermon series by Pastor Richard Daughtridge  

From childhood we’ve heard,” Don’t get dressed until  you’ve  taken a bath.”  Today before we get dressed in all the clothes offered us at Salvation by God we want to get a shower.

Ephes. 6:10-12 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. [11] Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. [12] For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Wiles    meth-od-i’-ah; method,  lie in wait. ( Satan’s tactics are not new nor complicated.)

Seven Things in Satan’s Tool Box  

  1. Doubt

Matthew 4:3  And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.

 “This verse could have ended with a question mark.” Truth answered the Question

  “Truth is the Soap we are using today as we shower.”

 John 4:23-24  But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. [24] God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

John 14:17  Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

  1. Accusations

 

Rev. 12:10   And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

 

  1. Complacency

Ezekiel 22:30

And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.

Acts 26:16

But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee;

Rev. 3:15-16

I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. [16] So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

  1. Bad Relationships

 

Psalm 133:1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

Ephes. 4:3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Ephes. 4:13  Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

  1. Cravings and addictions

 

James 1:25  But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

 

  1. Self Esteem Problems

 

1 Cor. 6:20  For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

 

  1. Selfishness

 

2 Cor. 8:8  I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love.

Ephes. 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Philip. 2:4-8  Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. [5] Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: [6] Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: [7] But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: [8] And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

 

“You look the most like God when you serve.”

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