The Fight For Eternal Life
Audio
Delivered By
Phillip Rainwater
Delivered On
May 12, 2019
Central Passage
I Timothy 6:11-16
Subject
PM Sermon
Description

MAY 12, 2019 P.M. SERVICE

THE FIGHT FOR ETERNAL LIFE

I TIMOTHY 6:11-16

INTRODUCTION:

A.  The Christian is referred to as a soldier; II Timothy 2:3-4

      1.  A soldier, has to arm himself for battle; Ephesians 6:10-17

      2.  Every Christian is to “fight the fight of faith”; I Timothy 6:12;

           Jude 3

B.  In out text Paul warns Timothy to fight that he might “lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called”; I Timothy 6:12

C.  Our lesson; “The Fight For Eternal Life

I.  GOD PROVIDES WHAT IS NEEDED FOR THE BATTLE: II Peter 1:3

A.  Armour; Ephesians 6:11

B.  The weapon of warfare; Ephesians 6:17

C.  Strength to endure; Philippians 4:19; I Corinthians 10:13

      1.  The prophecies which went before; I Timothy 1:18

      2.  Not carnal, but powerful weapons; II Corinthians 10:4-5

D.  Christians learn to trust God that the battle might be won; II Samuel 22:31

II.  SPIRITUAL WARFARE BEGINS WITH THE INDIVIDUAL: II Timothy 4:7

A.  Good soldiers must prepare; II Timothy 2:15

      1.  Ready to use the sword at all times; I Peter 3:15

      2.  Vigilance is needed to win the battle; I Peter 5:8-9

B.  A soldier, unprepared for battle is doomed; Luke 14:31-32

C.  Soldiers fight side by side in order to win the battle; Proverbs 4:9-10

III.  FIGHTING ON TO ETERNAL LIFE: I Corinthians 15:58

A.  Soldiers support one another: When one is wounded another often carries him off the battlefield; Acts        20:34-35

B.  Soldiers fight with one purpose: To win the war and survive;

      II Timothy 4:7

      1.  Christian warfare is the same; I Corinthians 9:26

      2.  We must win the war together; Song: “Onward Christian Soldiers”

CONCLUSION:

A.  Christianity has always been individuals working as a unit;

      I Corinthians1:10

B.  Let us fight the fight together that we might be with God in eternity;

      I Timothy 6:11-12