"The Warrior's Heart"

This 4-message series focuses on the heart condition of the believer (warrior). Prepare to use the weapons of your spiritual warfare by having your mind and heart strengthened in these four ways.

Sermon Notes: Besides the outline-handout this series includes Pastor Mike's sermon notes. Each PDF file is 5 pages long including the outline and Mike's detailed study and presentation notes.

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  1. A Heart of Prayer (PDF) Preparing the heart and mind with inner strength for the days ahead. Phil 4:6-8; Eph 3:16-10; Col 3:15
  2. An Obedient Heart (PDF) Words without obedience (action) will do us no good--yet without the words (God's commands) it is impossible to be obedient (do the actions.) 1 John 5:3-5; Psalm 19:7-11
  3. A Patient Heart (PDF) The process of becoming strong in the Lord is critical to fulfill my purpose in life. Includes Mike's story "Trained by the Wall" from his experience in the US Marines. Isa 40:31; James 1:3-4; Psalm 37:7-9
  4. A Content Heart (PDF) Contentment is not found in having everything, but in being satisfied with everything we have! Learn how to view circumstances in light of God's character rather than in light of our own understanding. Psalm 1:1-3; 2 Cor 4:16-18
Warrior's Prayer
(From Lesson 1)

Heavenly Father...
Your warrior prepares for battle.
Today I will walk in victory over the world,
the flesh and the devil by putting on the whole armor of God.

I put on the belt of truth:
I will stand firm in the truth of Your word so I will not
 be a victim of deception and lies.

I put on the breastplate of righteousness:
I will use it to guard my heart from evil so I will remain pure and holy,
protected under the blood of Jesus Christ.

I put on the shoes of peace:
I will stand firm in the good news of the gospel so Your peace will
shine through me and be a light to all I meet.

I take the shield of faith:
I will be ready for the evil one’s fiery darts of doubt, denial, and
deceit and by faith will walk with you all day.

I put on the helmet of salvation:
I will keep my mind focused on You so that nothing else will influence
my thoughts and desires.

I take the sword of the Spirit:
I will use the two-edged sword of Your Word to check and
guard the thoughts and attitudes of my heart.

By faith your warrior has put on the whole armor of God.
I am prepared to live this day in spiritual victory.

This prayer and the affirmations of the
Warrior are based on Ephesians 6:10-18

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