When I heard the title of today’s sermon from Christ Fellowship, “Get Ready to Fight”, I initially pushed back. After all, shouldn’t we be more focused on peace?
But as I listened to the message, I was reminded there are things worth fighting for. I hope these sermon notes encourage you in your fight for what’s good as you stand against the enemy of our souls.
Get Ready to Fight
Personal notes from a sermon originally delivered by Pastor Todd Mullins at Christ Fellowship on September 13, 2020. The main text is from 2 Samuel 23.
2 Samuel 23 not only details David’s last words, but talks about “David’s Might Men”, three of them in particular.
- This tells us we better have the right people beside us in the fight.
Every one of us has some fight inside of us. We know this for two reasons:
- Because we were created in the image of God (& he is a warrior, as shown in Ex 15, Jer 20, Ps 24: “The Lord is a Might Warrior, strong in battle…)
- We are willing to fight to protect our families physically, so we ought to be willing to do the same spiritually.
3 Challenges to Stand & Fight:
Stand & Fight: Even When the Odds are Against You
2 Kings 6 reminds us, “Do not be afraid; those with us outnumber those against us…”. When it looks impossible, that’s when God shows up.
I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.Psalm 121: 1-2
Stand & Fight: Even When Everyone Else Runs
In 2 Samuel 23:9-10, Eleazar stood his ground.
Don’t let friends determine your fight: do what you’re called to do.Pastor Todd Mullins
Stand & Fight: For What Matters Most
In 2 Samuel 23:12, Shammah stood his ground and defended his field. It’s a reminder to fight for that which God has entrusted to you. The field represented a place of provision and protection.
Some of us have started to give the enemy territory that’s not his. Don’t let the enemy take what you’ve been fighting for! (or praying for, believing for, etc).
Remember, you can still watch churches online anytime, whether your church isn’t meeting in person or you just want to learn from different pastors.
Make sure you don’t miss John Maxwell’s sermon notes from last week and his reminder that a faith that cannot be tested cannot be trusted.