The price of freedom is eternal vigilance, and this is true in spiritual warfare even more than in physical war. In this week’s message, Pastor Sonny explains that the Christian walk of discipleship means that we should always be vigilant, and through the power of Christ, always at war with sin and the devastating effects that it has in the spiritual growth of believers.
12 So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. 13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. 15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” 16 The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.
Quotes in the sermon are from the Christian Today article, Remembrance Day: What The Poppy Really Means, And How Christians Should Respond by Mark Woods, Nov. 11, 2016.