Teach Me to Fight the Right Way

Teach Me to Fight Series Part 3

2 Corinthians 10:4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)

 

I. The Right Walk – vs. 1-3

  1. The Right Attitude – by the meekness and gentleness of Christ – vs. 1
  2. The Right Approach – base and still bold – vs. 1, 2
  3. The Right Attack – we do not war after the flesh – vs. 3

We must be Spirit-filled in our fight!

  • Notice Galatians 5:15-25 – LOOK IT UP!

 

II. The Right War – vs. 3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:

Make no mistake. We are in a war!

But – we cannot fight this war the wrong way, or we will become a casualty!

  • I Timothy 1:18 This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare;
  • 19 Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck;
  • 20 Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.
  • 2 Timothy 2:4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.

 

III. The Right Weapons

A. The Right Weapons pull down the wrong things – vs. 4-6

  • Fighting the right way pulls down Satanic strongholds. – vs. 4
  • Fighting the right way casts down imaginations – vs. 5a
  • Fighting the right way casts down every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God. – vs. 5b
  • Fighting the right way brings into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. – vs. 5c
  • Fighting the right way means being ready to revenge all disobedience by fulfilling your obedience. – vs. 6

B. The Right Weapons build up the right things – vs. 8-18

  • Fighting the right way means you use your authority to edify – not destroy people. – vs. 8
  • Fighting the right way means your deeds are weighty and powerful. – vs. 10
  • Fighting the right way means not comparing yourself with others. – vs. 12
  • Fighting the right way means not commending yourself.  – vs. 12
  • Fighting the right way means not going past your God-given authority to rebuke and correct.  – vs. 13
  • Fighting the right way means other people’s faith will be increased – vs. 15
  • Fighting the right way means you bring God glory – vs. 17
  • Fighting the right way means you seek God’s approval; not your own. – vs. 18