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This week we looked at the evidence of a changed life in the new creation, Spirit filled believer. This week’s Q&A with Pastor John Barnett has us looking at other areas in our lives where we might not realize that Satan influences reside. What interaction should the Christian have with astrology, occultic practices, gaming, movies, eastern religion, yoga, or Reiki? How does God want us to respond?

https://youtu.be/7oLpE4gLzLc
(2014JUN15 – Q&A-69)

Further evidence of our obedience to God can also be seen in our marriages and in our families. These are the people who should notice the most changes; not just the drastic changes either. There might be one small thing your husband/wife/child did that would make you blow your top. Now that you’re a new creation, that explosion can be controlled. You might not even realize it. But your tip toeing family does.

https://youtu.be/hS6g0AX4xmk
(From 2016SEP11 – SWS-32 – WHAT is the “Sword of the Spirit”, WHY Does God Call It “Armor”, & HOW Do We “Take” it Up)

Continuing with areas of evidence we can see as active armor wearers is not just in our personal lives but also in our work lives. The reaches of God’s work in our life extends not to just an inward sense or an external sense in those who are the closest to us, but to those we might have different relationship level with.

https://youtu.be/0FEarwBX8j8
(From 2016SEP11 – SWS-32 – WHAT is the “Sword of the Spirit”, WHY Does God Call It “Armor”, & HOW Do We “Take” it Up)

If you went to the gym every day for three hours for a full year you would expect to see some outcome. You’d expect to either be skinnier or more muscular or able to do daily tasks with greater ease. If you didn’t see that, you would know that their is something wrong in what you’re doing or what you’re eating or in how you are doing it.

Pastor John Barnett gives us, from God’s Word, the measuring tool that those who are in Christ can use to say that, “Yes, I am growing in my walk with God. Here is the evidence of that!”

https://youtu.be/-2xs4U5gXCQ
(From 2016SEP11 – SWS-32 – WHAT is the “Sword of the Spirit”, WHY Does God Call It “Armor”, & HOW Do We “Take” it Up)

When we see knights in armor or soldiers with armor plating or police with bulletproof vests, we see a person who is prepared for action but wanting to be protected. When the Christian puts on the whole armor of God, he or she does not stand passively while being attack. The Christian dons the armor and then resists the enemy and his plans. That is the calling Pastor John Barnett calls to us today.

https://youtu.be/t1T7ATOEh-4
(From 2016SEP11 – SWS-32 – WHAT is the “Sword of the Spirit”, WHY Does God Call It “Armor”, & HOW Do We “Take” it Up)

This week we looked at the results of the type of changed life God wants us to live. This week’s Q&A covers a topic that may touch on your Christian tradition or the way you were raised or it might get you to think of a part of your life that you didn’t know what untouched by being a new creation.

Pastor John Barnett covers the question of should Christians drink alcohol?

https://youtu.be/8KMvwYV6I3A
(2011AUG28 – Q&A-03)

Pastor John Barnett shows us from God’s Word that God’s plan for every believer is to be fully equipped on a daily basis.

https://youtu.be/a1vTBuQR3g4
(From 2016SEP04 – SWS-31 – Withstanding the Evil One By Understanding Our Identity in Christ)

The six parts of the armor of God give a list of areas that every Christian believer shares in their daily lives. Pastor Barnett breaks down each piece and shows its correlation to a Christian’s daily walk.

https://youtu.be/Pjr421C6Bu4
(From 2016SEP04 – SWS-31 – Withstanding the Evil One By Understanding Our Identity in Christ)

If you’ve ever driven in the north during winter you know about how slippery and dangerous it can be. We also know that when we hit an invisible “black ice” patch sometimes we can’t help but spin. In those times we have to turn into the skid to orientate ourselves to get back on the path we are suppose to head.

Pastor John Barnett teaches that, as Christians, we sometimes find ourselves skidding out of control. In order to be set back onto the path that God wants us to take, we have to orientate ourselves in order to regain control and continue onward.

https://youtu.be/FrU-v2LakHU
(From 2016AUG28 – SWS-30 – Living Out the New You – Our Identity in Christ)

Pastor John Barnett gives great understanding in how we can apply God’s Truth to resist Satan.

https://youtu.be/nADBg2_y3RU
(From 2016AUG28 – SWS-29 – Wearing the Truths of Salvation as My Helmet)

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