Sermon 20 Jan 2019

What is spiritual warfare? by Fr. Dana

Simple Summary:  From the very beginning man understood that God builds into every created thing its essence, its meaning.  The culture of our day, however, has adopted satan’s lie that created things have meaning only as it is assigned by another human.  This lie allows a wanted baby to be a blessing requiring protection, while an unwanted baby is a pestilence requiring destruction.  Our battle against satan is primarily a battle against this lie.

Spiritual warfare is more than belief; it is more than quoting Scripture; it is more than praying.  Spiritual warfare is ultimately refusing to do the works of the devil, and choosing to do the works of God.  Faith without works is dead.

Lectionary: Jeremiah 31:10-17; Psalm 10; 1 Corinthians 15:19-26; Matthew 18:1-5

Referenced Scriptures: Genesis 1:27; Ephesians 6:12; James 2:14-17,20-23; 1 John 3:8b; 1 Corinthians 15:57

Recording – Sermon:  https://1drv.ms/u/s!AvYHlhfoSlmRnSjumOQlOoD9SY10