culture wars - victory
October 25, 2020 | Matt Ware
American Christians are increasingly conflicted as to what culture they identify with—the culture of the world or the culture of the Kingdom. After a 6 month hiatus from the regular gathering of the church, this clash of cultures is more evident now than ever. This series leads people toward a greater understanding of 6 key distinctives of the culture of God’s Kingdom and how to navigate the CULTURE WARS of 2020.
1. God PROMISES victory
Romans 4:16 (CEV) This promise isn’t only for Abraham’s descendants who have the Law. It is for all who are Abraham’s descendants because they have faith, just as he did. Abraham is the ancestor of us all.
Numbers 23:19 (ESV) God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?
Proverbs 21:31 (ESV) the victory belongs to the Lord.
2. God PREPARES victory
1 Corinthians 10:13 (ESV) God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.
John 16:33 (NIV) In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
3. God PRODUCES victory
1 Corinthians 15:57 (ESV) thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:58 (ESV) Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.