FBC will be hosting a class on Spiritual Warfare on Tuesday Evening, October 25, 2016 from 7-9PM here at First Baptist Church.
We will be looking at a broad overview of what the Bible has to say about Spiritual Warfare; how to discern, and how to address it.
Since this is a topic that we will be covering in depth as a church in this upcoming season: 1.) I wanted to make you aware of the opportunities that are available to wrestle the word of God and take next steps with Jesus, Together. 2.) I will share a handful of Bible passages to dive into regarding spiritual warfare. 3.) Finally, I’ll give you a list of books that I would recommend for reading that will help you to continue to wrestle this biblical issue..
Opportunities for further discussion and wrestling scripture, Together!:
Sunday Mornings: The next 4 weeks we will be covering Spiritual Warfare on Sunday mornings, and there will be Mutual Community groups that meet to continue to wrestle these passages during the week.
Mutual Community Groups:
–Monday Night 6-830PM (Food from 6-7) Eric and Cristina’s house
–1rst, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Thursdays at Nursing home in Flannigan
–Thursday Night 6-830 @ Gina and Christian’s home–they are walking through Christian Beliefs by Grudem and discussing specific broad topics from the Bible and how we take what we are learning in the Bible and practically apply it to life
FBSM: We are discussing “Holy Fear”–What should we be afraid of and why shouldn’t we fear? for the next 4 weeks as well.
The Spiritual Warfare class: October 25, 2016 7-9PM here at church
Bible Passages to dive into regarding Spiritual Warfare:
- Ephesians 6
- James 4:7
- 1 John 4:4
- Isaiah 59:19
- Genesis 1-3
- Proverbs 18:10
- Matthew 10:1
- Matthew 16:19
- 1 Peter 5:8
- Joshua 1:9
- Philippians 4:4-11
- Mark 8:33
- Luke 9:1
- Matthew 28: 18-20
- Luke 10:17
- Luke 10:19
- 2 Corinthians 4,5
- Revelation 20
- Revelation 19:11-21
- 1 John 3:8
- Romans 3:23, Romans 5:8, Romans 6:23, Romans 10:8-10
- Philippians 2
- Colossians 1: 15-23
- Matthew 18
- Colossians 2: 6-4:6
We will add to this list, but since the Bible tells us the story of God’s rescue plan for us, it would make sense that this is a topic that is addressed throughout the whole of the Bible. If you are addressing a specific issue and need Biblical insight to address it, here are some sources that I use that are very helpful when I am doing Bible study.
- YouVersion bible app
- Blue Letter Bible app
- Bible for Kids app (from YouVersion Bible app)
If this isn’t enough, give one of us a call, shoot us an email, or connect with us on our FB page, or here at the Website and we will get back with you to listen, lean in to God’s word, and pray with Jesus, Together!
There are a number of books on this topic, and these are the 5 that I would recommend for a comprehensive overview of the topic. I will also include a couple of Theology books at the end that will give you a great source for specific conversations on Biblical topics.
- “This present darkness”–Frank Peretti
- “Invisible War”–Chip Ingram
- “The Adversary”–Mark Bubeck
- “The Screwtape letters”–C.S. Lewis
- “Precious remedies against Satan’s devices”–Thomas Brooks
Theology books (in order of depth of study)
- Christian Beliefs–Wayne Grudem
- Bible Doctrine–ibid.
- Systematic Theology–ibid.
Let me leave you with this passage from Philippians 2: 1-11,
“Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate? 2 Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose. 3 Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. 4 Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.
5 You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.
6 Though he was God,
he did not think of equality with God
as something to cling to.
7 Instead, he gave up his divine privileges;
he took the humble position of a slave
and was born as a human being.
When he appeared in human form,
8 he humbled himself in obedience to God
and died a criminal’s death on a cross.
9 Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor
and gave him the name above all other names,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.”
Join us as we take next steps with Jesus, Together!