1 Peter 3:1-7
(v7 – things we need to understand)
(1.) WE MUST UNDERSTAND THAT WE HAVE TO FIGHT – 2 Timothy 4:7
-Don’t Lose Your Fight…..
-we must fight and it is a good fight.
a. it is a good fight because God fights for us
b. It is a good fight because we win
c. it is a good fight because of the spiritual weapons we possess
How are we going to fight?
1. We are going to fight spiritually
-we have a spiritual enemy – Eph 6:10-18
-pray even when things are not bad – an evil day
-We have a Promise to stand on – Galatians 6:9
2 Enemies of Believing
(2.) FIGHT VERBALLY – Proverbs 18:21
-make God and Bible declarations for your family – out loud
-declare there will not be a divorce or separation – 1 Corinthians 7:10-11 – a command from the Lord
(3.) FIGHT PHYSICALLY – Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
We put time into everything — how about our marriages
1. Take time to do whatever it takes to have an awesome marriage
2. Take time for significant events
3. Take time for one on one encounters
-leave the children home – they are arrows – you are not married to your children
4. Make time a priority for your family
(4.) FIGHT MENTALLY – 2 Corinthians 10:4-5
-pull down any negative emails from the enemy
Recognize – the source of the thought
Resist – the enemy and flesh
Replace – with the Word and praise
(2.) WE MUST UNDERSTAND THAT ONLY THE LORD CAN CHANGE ANYONE – Eph 3:20
How is anyone changed?
-1 Peter 3:1-7