3. Equipping the Sons of God
October 29, 2021 Series: Men's Ministry: Keeping the Fortress and Taking the Frontier
The Rev. Dr. Cary Larson
Men's Ministry: Keeping the Fortress and Taking the Frontier.
Assistant Presiding Pastor of The AALC
Equipping the Sons of God
St. Paul warns that the way of the son of God as he follows Jesus Christ is a way of high risk and danger, including affliction, persecution, and constant attack (2 Cor 4: 8-9). This constant struggle generates specific questions: 1) How is it that the son of God can be expected to withstand such incredible pressures and not be overcome? 2) How can he possibly stand up against everything the devil, the wicked and evil world, and even his own sinful flesh throw against him and expect victory?
The answer does not lie in the might, the will, or in a man’s character, as all are flawed by God’s standards and will fail. A son of God can only hold the field of spiritual battle equipped with the whole armor of God (Eph 6:10-20).