Be A Christian Warrior

 The Challenge Final





1 John 2:15-17

New Living Translation (NLT)

Do Not Love This World

15 Do not love this world nor the things it offers you,

 for when you love the world,

you do not have the love of the Father in you.


16 For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure,

a craving for everything we see,

and pride in our achievements and possessions.

These are not from the Father, but are from this world.

17 And this world is fading away,

along with everything that people crave.

 But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.


(Luke 16:13-15 NKJV)

 13) "No servant can serve two masters;

for either he will hate the one and love the other,
 or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other.

You cannot serve God and mammon." 

 (14)Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money,
also heard all these things, and they derided Him. 

(15) And He said to them,
"You are those who justify yourselves before men,
but God knows your hearts.

For what is highly esteemed among men
 is an abomination in the sight of God.

(John 8:31 & 32 NKJV)

(31 )Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him,

"If you abide in My word,

you are My disciples indeed.

(32 ) "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."


Deuteronomy 6:15
for the Lord your God,

who lives among you,

is a jealous God.

 His anger will flare up against you,
and he will wipe you from the face of the earth.

2 Corinthians 11:1-3

Amplified Bible (AMP)

11 I wish you would bear with me while

I indulge in a little [so-called] foolishness. Do bear with me!

For I am [a]zealous for you with

a godly eagerness and a divine jealousy,

for I have betrothed you to one Husband,

to present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.

But [now] I am fearful,

 lest that even as the serpent beguiled Eve by his cunning,

 so your minds may be corrupted and seduced

from wholehearted and sincere and pure devotion to Christ.

Luke 14:15-27

New Living Translation (NLT)

Parable of the Great Feast

15 Hearing this, a man sitting at the table with Jesus exclaimed,

 “What a blessing it will be to attend a banquet[a] in the Kingdom of God!”

16 Jesus replied with this story: “A man prepared a great feast and sent out many invitations.

17 When the banquet was ready, he sent his servant to tell the guests, ‘Come, the banquet is ready.’

18 But they all began making excuses. One said,


‘I have just bought a field and must inspect it. Please excuse me.’


19 Another said, ‘I have just bought five pairs of oxen, and I want to try them out. Please excuse me.’


20 Another said, ‘I now have a wife, so I can’t come.’


21 “The servant returned and told his master what they had said.

His master was furious and said, ‘Go quickly into the streets and alleys

 of the town and invite the poor, the crippled, the blind, and the lame.’

22 After the servant had done this, he reported, ‘There is still room for more.’

23 So his master said, ‘Go out into the country lanes and behind the hedges and urge

anyone you find to come, so that the house will be full.

 24 For none of those I first invited will get even the smallest taste of my banquet.’”

The Cost of Being a Disciple

25 A large crowd was following Jesus. He turned around and said to them,


26 “If you want to be my disciple,


you must hate everyone else by comparison


—your father and mother,

wife and children,

 brothers and sisters—yes,

even your own life.

Otherwise, you cannot be my disciple.

27 And if you do not carry

 your own cross

and follow me,

you cannot be my disciple.

Matthew 7:13-23

New Living Translation (NLT)

The Narrow Gate

13 “You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate.


The highway to hell[a] is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way.

14 But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult,

 and only a few ever find it.


The Tree and Its Fruit

15 “Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep

 but are really vicious wolves.

16 You can identify them by their fruit,

that is, by the way they act.

Can you pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?

17 A good tree produces good fruit, and a bad tree produces bad fruit.

18 A good tree can’t produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can’t produce good fruit.

19 So every tree that does not produce good fruit is chopped down and thrown into the fire.

 20 Yes, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit,

so you can identify people by their actions.


True Disciples

21 “Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’

will enter the Kingdom of Heaven.


Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter.


 22 On judgment day many will say to me,

‘Lord! Lord! We prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and

performed many miracles in your name.’

 23 But I will reply, ‘I never knew you.

Get away from me, you who break God’s laws.’


2 Corinthians 6:14-18

New Living Translation (NLT)

The Temple of the Living God

14 Don’t team up with those who are unbelievers.

 How can righteousness be a partner with wickedness?

How can light live with darkness?

15 What harmony can there be between Christ and the devil?

 How can a believer be a partner with an unbeliever?

16 And what union can there be between God’s temple and idols?

 For we are the temple of the living God. As God said:

“I will live in them

and walk among them.

I will be their God,

and they will be my people.

17 Therefore, come out from among unbelievers,

and separate yourselves from them, says the Lord.

Don’t touch their filthy things,

and I will welcome you.

18 And I will be your Father,

and you will be my sons and daughters

says the Lord Almighty.