Sermons on Strongholds

Overcoming Strongholds (Part One)

When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment… (John 16:8) His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.  (2 Peter 1:3) Are you so foolish? After beginning by…

The Stronghold of Sexual Immorality (Part Two)

It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control your own body in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the pagans, who do not know God… (1 Thessalonians 4:3-5)   The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the…

The Stronghold of Sexual Immorality (Part One)

As for other matters, brothers and sisters, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more. For you know what instructions we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus. It is God’s will that…

The Stronghold of Self: I Will Build My Church

13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” 14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” 16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the…

The Stronghold of Independence

“I will build my church…” (Matthew 16:18)   For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. (Romans 12:4-5)   If one part suffers, every part suffers with…

The Stronghold of Self: It’s All His

For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to…

The Stronghold of Materialism

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ… (2 Corinthians 10:3-5) “No one…

The Stronghold of Bitterness

Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. (Hebrews 4:16)   This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship…