Scripture Reading: Romans 8:35–39
As soldiers of Christ, we are engaged in a war in which we have already been named the victors.
I. We are more than conquerors because of our superior defense.
A. Girded with truth (Ephesians 6:14), Satan cannot knock the wind out of us (Matthew 13:20–21; 2 Timothy 4:10).
B. Satan cannot sear our hearts (1 Timothy 4:1–3) when protected by the breastplate of righteousness (Ephesians 6:14).
C. With the shield of faith we can quench all of the adversary’s fiery darts (Ephesians 6:16).
II. We are more than conquerors because of our superior offense.
A. Our only offensive weapon is God’s word, the sword of the Spirit (Ephesians 6:17).
B. The Christian soldier also has prayer as his aid (1 Peter 3:12; James 5:13–18).
III. We are more than conquerors because the prize before us.
A. We strive for a crown (1 Corinthians 9:24–27; 1 Peter 5:4).
B. We strive for an eternal habitation (2 Corinthians 5:1).
IV. We are more than conquerors because of our Commander.
A. Jesus is the captain of our salvation (Hebrews 2:10).
B. Our Commander will never forsake us (Hebrews 13:5).
A. Because of all these advantages, we are not only conquerors, but we are more than conquerors.
B. Seeing that the victory is already won, we know that our labor is never in vain (1 Corinthians 15:54–58).