THE TRULY WEAK. Ephesians 6: 10. “Finally, my brethren, . BE STRONG IN THE LORD,. And in the power of His might”. Ephesians 6:10. The “Charlie . Hebdo. ”. “. Boko. . Haram. ”. The “ Fallen 44” PNP SAF. ID: 442824
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THE TRULY STRONG, THE TRULY WEAK
Ephesians 6: 10Slide2
“Finally, my brethren, BE STRONG IN THE LORD,And in the power of His might”
The “Charlie Hebdo”“Boko Haram”The “ Fallen 44” PNP SAF
Some people are STRONG in theeyes of the world,But in reality they are WEAK in the eyes of God. On the other hand, some appearWEAK in the eyes of the world,But in reality, STRONG in the sight of the Lord.Slide5
Is the manifestation of spiritual power an indication, that the person is TRULY STRONG?What does it mean to be TRULY STRONG IN THE LORD?Why is it important to be TRULY STRONG?How can we be TRULY STRONG?
Questions to ponder:Slide6
STRONG PEOPLE in the world are:Those who are richThose who hold high positionsHead of the countries
I. THE WORLD’S PERSPECTIVE OF THE STRONG.Slide7
From the Biblical perspective-THERE IS NOTHING WRONG BEING TRULY STRONG.Examples:Joshua- be thou STRONG (1:6,7,9)Ephesians-“ Finally , be STRONG..” ( 6:10)
I. THE WORLD’S PERSPECTIVE OF THE STRONG.Slide8
True strength lies in gentleness andhumility. Matthew 11: 28-30-“ Come to me, all you who labor and heavy laden,And I will give you rest, Take my yokeupon you,And LEARN OF ME, for I am gentle and lowly in heart..”
II. WHEREIN LIES TRUE STRENGTH ?Slide9
TRUE STRENGTH involves:Strength of CHARACTER (Gentleness, humility) - Strength of CONVICTION.
II. WHEREIN LIES TRUE STRENGTH ?Slide10
WHO IS TRULY STRONG?Has unwavering commitment to the truth.Who perseveres in the path of truthWho submits to the will of God.Who lives out God’s will in his life Not easily deterred from the right path.
II. WHEREIN LIES TRUE STRENGTH ?Slide11
2. True strength lies in submission to God’s WordThere is a moral content to be a strong in the Lord.To be: unkind, retaliatory,vindictive, aggressive, bitter- areReactions that are inconsistent withBEING STRONG IN THE LORD.-These indications of –BEING TRULY WEAK
II. WHEREIN LIES TRUE STRENGTH ?Slide12
TEST FOR BEING TRULY STRONG:Are we strong enough to live a life with strong character and conviction?Are we strong enough to be kind, gentle, patient, loving ?Are we strong enough to turn the other cheek, and be willing to go another mile?
II. WHEREIN LIES TRUE STRENGTH ?Slide13
NebuchadnezarMeshach, Shadrach, Abednego
III. EXAMPLES OF TRULY WEAK AND TRULY STRONGSlide14
HOW do we know that we are TRULY STRONG?1. If we FEAR the LordPsalm 112: 2- “I praise the Lord. How blessed is the man who FEARS the Lord”
III. EXAMPLES OF TRULY WEAK AND TRULY STRONGSlide15
HOW do we know that we are TRULY STRONG?2. They are not SHAKENPsalm 112:7 “ His heart is steadfast, trusting the Lord”
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HOW do we know that we are TRULY STRONG?3. They are like BUILDINGS with strong foundation4. They can do all things in the strength of the Lord.( Phil. 4:13) They care for the weak (Romans 15:1)
III. EXAMPLES OF TRULY WEAK AND TRULY STRONGSlide17
HERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT SAP OUR STRENGTH:Sin (Psalm 31:10)Doubts, fears anxietyNegative Character Traits
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