Fight - Part 3

6/10/2021

 

“This is How We Fight”
Series: “FIGHT” (Part 3)
#NHCJude

 

19 “These people are the ones who are creating divisions among you. They follow their natural instincts because they do not have God’s Spirit in them. 20 But you, dear friends, must build each other up in your most holy faith, pray in the power of the Holy Spirit, 21 and await the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will bring you eternal life. In this way, you will keep yourselves safe in God’s love. 22 And you must show mercy to those whose faith is wavering. 23 Rescue others by snatching them from the flames of judgment. Show mercy to still others, but do so with great caution, hating the sins that contaminate their lives. 24 Now all glory to God, who is able to keep you from falling away and will bring you with great joy into his glorious presence without a single fault. 25 All glory to him who alone is God, our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord. All glory, majesty, power, and authority are his before all time, and in the present, and beyond all time! Amen.” Jude 19-25 (NLT)

 

Foundational Teachings of the Faith:

1. All have sinned.

2. Only Jesus’ atoning sacrifice can save.

3. Repentance from sin & acceptance of Jesus’ gift.

4. A life of empowerment by the Holy Spirit.

 

ACCESS is not                                                              .

 

We Fight By:

1.                                                         each other up. 

2.                           in the power of the Holy Spirit. 

3.                                                                                   .

 

Who shall set any limit to the power of that man in whom the Holy Ghost Himself dwells?
–Charles Spurgeon

 

At the center of God’s will is the safest place in the world.

 

 

Text “Prayer” to 642-123

 

Digging Deeper
Read: Job 34:4, Prov. 27:17, John 3:19-21, James 1:22-25

1. We’ve been called to embrace truth, even if it is uncomfortable in the moment, but is that something that is easy for you? Or do you find yourself “dancing” around difficult truth? Can you give any examples?

 

2. How did the idea that “having access to the Holy Spirit, is not the same as accessing the Holy Spirit” sit with you? Is there a difference between knowing God, and choosing to walk in His Spirit? Can you explain how it’s different?

 

3. Pastor Jeremy taught that when we encourage and strengthen others, that we will be encouraged and strengthened as well. Have you found that to be the case? Who is someone you’ve worked to encourage and strengthen, and how did it affect you?

 

4. People often say, “God won’t give me more than I can handle”, but that is not true. If we could handle everything without the Holy Spirit’s help, we would not need Him. As Jeremy explained, we regularly find ourselves at the end of our power, desperately needing the Holy Spirit. Can you share an example of this from your own life?

 

5. Point 3 this week talked about waiting on God’s mercy. Have you found yourself in a situation where God came through and His mercy was even more than you imagined? What happened? Does that give you confidence when you’re in a difficult spot now? What would you say to someone you knew who was dealing with difficulty?

 

6. As the lesson illustrated, we are called to live differently; We are called to stand up for the truth. How difficult is it to do that where you work? What are some things you could do to help you be able to FIGHT? How can you be better at building each other up, praying in the power of the Holy Spirit, and waiting on the Mercy of Jesus Christ?

 

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