ARMED (#1: "From Free to Fallen")

Sermon Date: 
Sep 09 2018
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Sermon Outline

I. INTRODUCTION
a) Spiritual Vision: What’s happening behind the scenes impacting your life?
b) Satan’s Master Strategy: Darkening Understanding to Spiritual Destruction

II. FREEDOM IN THE GARDEN
a) Adam & Eve Free under God’s Responsible Care
b) Choice Presented: Life or Death? Love or Rebellion?

III. THE FALLEN ANGEL
a) Boastful and Prideful: Claimed Independence to be Like the Most High
b) Cast Down Reigning on the Earth

IV. THE HUMAN REBELLION & GOD’S GRACE
a) Adam & Eve Chose Satan’s Word: Claimed Independence to be Like God
b) Consequences of Sin: Shame, Fear of God, Blame of Others, Man Made Religion, Death
c) God’s Response to Sin: Judgement, Means of Redemption (Sacrifice/Atonement), Life

V. POSITION IN CHRIST
a) Not Fighting for Victory but from Victory in Christ (Christian author/pastor, Chip Ingram)
b) Commanded to be Spiritually Armed in Christ’s Authority

Growing Deeper in Reflection
1. In what ways did this message personally speak into your spiritual journey with God?
2. Knowing Satan’s Master Strategy what step might Satan be on the attack?
(steps: darkening of the understanding, hardening of the heart, loss of sensitivity, immersion in sensuality, spiritual destruction by Christian author, Joe Beam)
3. Reflect why God created Adam & Eve with the freedom of choice to love or reject him.
4. What is the hope knowing we are fighting from a place of victory in Christ? How is this possible?

Blessings!
Pastor Trevor