Philippians 1:17 " knowing that I am set for the defense of the gospel."
Study II Timothy 2:15 and John 5:39I. Preparation for Defense
Learning to use the sword Ephesians 6:17 and Hebrews 4:12-13
Learning about the love of saving the lost John 10:15, Acts 7:51-60 (as did Stephen), and I Corinthians 9:16
A true faith not being moved easily I Corinthians 15:58
Being aware of our enemy I
Earnestly contend - Jude 3II. Defending the Truth
Fight the good fight I Timothy 6:12
Preaching the word at all times II Timothy 4:1-5
Not being ashamed of preaching the Gospel Romans 1:16
Realizing that without the truth the world would perish
John 17:17, Romans
10:14-17, James 1:21, Ephesians
1:13, and James 3:13-18
Realize the price that was paid Ephesians 5:25 and Acts 20:28III. Defending the Church
Realize the "oneness" of the Church Ephesians 4:4 and Ephesians 1:22-23
Realize that if there is no Church there is no salvation Ephesians 5:23
Realize to preach Christ we must preach his Church Acts
8:12, Matthew 13:19, and
Corinthians 1:18 (the cross was the place in which the acquisition
of the Church occurred).
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