Notes from a sermon preached by Dr. Greg Sloop, Lead Pastor of the Kannapolis Church of God, during their Sunday Morning Worship Service on October 8, 2017 at 10:30 am. Sermon may be viewed or heard at  

Daniel 11:7 (NCV)

7 “But a person from her family will become king of the South and will attack the armies of the king of the North. He will go into that king’s strong, walled city and will fight and win.


Matthew 28:7 (NKJV)  7 And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead, and indeed He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him. Behold, I have told you.”

Go Quickly
Encourage the Disciples

Matthew 28:19 (NKJV)  19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

Go Make Disciples

Mark 16:15 (NKJV)
15 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.

Go Preach the Gospel

All of these are Imperative Statements, Commands, Absolutes


1 Corinthians 9:26–27 (NKJV)  26 Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air. 27 But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.

No uncertainty

Go for the Throat

Be Disciplined

Be Tenacious

1 Timothy 6:12 (NKJV)  12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

Fight the Good Fight

Lay Hold of the Goal

Positive Confession

2 Corinthians 4:7–8 (NKJV)  7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. 8 We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;

See the Finish Line Ahead

See the Reward

Who Wins the Boxing Match? The guy who gets up one more time than his opponent


1 Corinthians 9:19 (NKJV)  19 For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win the more;

Win the Lost!

1 Corinthians 9:19 (NKJV)  19 For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win the more;

Fight the Fight to the End

Finish the Race

Keep the Faith

2 Timothy 2:3–5 (NKJV)  3 You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 4 No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier. 5 And also if anyone competes in athletics, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.

Play the Game to Win!

Play by the Rules

Play under the Coach’s Guidance

Play Like You Care

And You Will Win!

Takeaway Thoughts

Go into Harvest. Start Fresh, Restart but Start
Fight the Good Fight. Fight the Enemy. Never Give Up
Win the Battle, Win the Crown, Don’t Stop Short of the Finish Line

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