I Timothy 1:18-20
I wish we could say that Christian ministry is all good feelings and favorable events. But as a matter of fact, one of Paul’s most frequent images used to describe the ministry is the image of battle. Because the church is called to hold the truth high, Satan seeks to undo its central mission. And so a great contest is engaged, and it is fought at the most important level. It is fought out in terms of what every single member of the local church believes. Today, we will see what is involved in the fight for truth.