Sermon Highlight: Fighting the Right Battles – Dr. Eric Mason
This past Winter, Dr. Eric Mason preached on 2 Corinthians 10:1-10.
His message remains relevant now. In it, he opens with the fact that our most dangerous enemy is often ourselves. Mason gives background of the Corinth situation and highlights how the congregation’s “beef” with Paul’s appearance versus his rhetoric in his letters was really a spiritual issue.
Mason extensively touches on the flesh, its definition, and how one can use a Godly weapon for ungodly means. In the crux of the sermon, he biblically defines what a stronghold is and explains how we dress up our sin so we can continue reveling in it. Strongholds are often rooted in not trusting God. To destroy them, we pray, get in the Word, and worship God. We do not fight carnally.
- When you don’t have a divine perspective, you’ll start doing stupid stuff.
- No matter what season of life you’re in, no matter what you’re going through, no matter what challenges you’re experiencing, God, through Christ, is in work in you. You cannot become absent-minded.
- We walk in the flesh, but we don’t wage war like we’re in the flesh.
- A stronghold is a mindset, value system, or thought process that hinders your growth. They’re fortified patterns of thinking that stubbornly resist God’s ways.
- If you don’t learn how to tell your thoughts what it needs to be told, you’re in trouble.
- The weapons of your warfare are not carnal. You can get in the comment section on Facebook, you can tweet and you can put articles out there, but at the end of the day, you better learn how to get on your knees and pray!