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The Christians Battle

Romans 16:19-20, Andrew Love, March 25, 2018

Sermon Notes:


  • Last week: Healthy Christian Fellowship
    • Recap & Examples
    • 1. Commitment to Christ
      • Are you committed to the Lord Jesus Christ?
    • 2. Commitment to God's people
    • 3. Commitment to Unity
    • 4. Identifying those who cause division
  • This evening: v19b-20
    • To be an encouragement
    • Reading v19b-20
    • A battle: an enemy, evil, be innocent
  • Overview:
    • Be wise about what is good
    • Innocent about what is evil
    • The promise of victory

Be wise about what is good

  • Beware of flattery
    • 2 Tim 3
    • Why should Tabor be exempt?
  • To be able to detect those who are not in Christ
    • Their private life - do they live for the Lord
    • Their doctrine - not according to the Scriptures
      • We must know the word of God
  • Be wise in the Scriptures
  • Be wise about ethical matters
    • Examples
    • What is lawful, is not beneficial or edifying
    • Think about what is noteworthy and lovely

Innocent about what is evil

  • Example of Suzanne Wesley
  • The great danger today is to expose our self to that which is evil
    • Not only do we become polluted, but we become desensitized
    • Do not believe a satanic lie - we should not experience the things of the world
    • There is a battle for the mind
  • Theological understanding:
    • First master the word of God
    • Do not undertake deep study of worldly philosophies
    • 1 Cor 14:20

The promise of victory

  • The apostle Paul is thinking of the spiritual battle
    • God's word is stronger
    • God will have the victory
    • God will crush Satan (under our feet)
  • God will crush Satan (v20)
    • The first mention of Satan in the epistle
      • We should give little attention to the devil
      • The New Testament is all about God, Christ and His people
    • Gen 3:15
      • The seed of the woman will come and crush the serpent's head
      • We should think about Jesus Christ
    • How do we understand v20?
      • Do we apply this victory in times of temptation and present difficulty?
      • Is it speaking of a final and eternal victory?
    • Satan was cast out at the cross
      • Examples
      • He is a defeated foe
      • Yet he seeks to tempt and deceive Christians
      • He is the prince of the power of the air who works in the sons of disobedience
      • He is hateful towards the Church of Jesus Christ
    • A reference to the final victory
    • An application to the struggling believer [1 Cor 10:13]
      • The wicked one does not touch him - 1 Jo 5:18
      • Satan can hinder us - 1 Thess 2:18, 1 Cor 16:9
      • Paul's thorn in his side
  • Paul entering the area of spiritual warfare at the close of the epistle

Closing Remarks

About Andrew Love: Pastor at Tabor Church

Sermon Passage:

Romans 16:19-20

19For your obedience is come abroad unto all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil. 20And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen. (KJV)

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