Laurelwood Baptist Church
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  • Laurelwood Baptist Church
    17015 NE 6th St, Vancouver, WA 98684, USA
    Sunday 10:15 AM

Welcome to Laurelwood Baptist Church

We believe that the Bible is God's Word that helps us face all the opportunities and challenges that come our way.
"Facing Your Critics"
Corinthians 10,11
There isn’t a single one of us who hasn’t been criticized, bullied, or shamed for something we said or did. How do you face the critics in your life? You can try and avoid them, which never seems to work. You can try and attack them, which may make things worse. You can even try to live with it which makes your life worse. Is there a better way? Join us this Sunday as we look at how Paul responded to his critics in “Facing Your Critics”.
"Criticism is something you can avoid easily- by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” Aristotle
Criticism: Acted tough
What the Critics said: Writing severe letters but being a coward in person
Reference: 10:1,9,10

Criticism: Wordly/Fleshly
What the Critics said: Paul’s spirit was of the world, that he acted in a worldly fashion
Reference: 10:2b

Criticism: Posing
What the Critics said: Accused of boasting and self-commendation
Reference: 10:8

Criticism: Wimpy
What the Critics said: They insisted that he knew he was an inferior apostle
Reference: 11:5; 12:11

Criticism: Stupid and Ugly
What the Critics said: That he couldn’t speak well and was repulsive looking
Reference: 10:10; 11:6

Criticism: Inferior
What the Critics said: He didn’t receive their support because he felt himself to be unworthy
Reference: 12:13,14,16
Remember your faith _________.
Armor of God: Belt of Truth
Knowing: The truth about God
Doing: Speaking and living truthfully

Armor of God: Breastplate of Righteousness
What it means:
Knowing: God’s righteousness imputed to us
Doing: Living with moral integrity

Armor of God: Shoes of Peace
What it mean:
Knowing: The Gospel
Doing: Sharing the Gospel

Armor of God: Shield of Faith
What it means:
Knowing: The confidence and trust we have in relationship with God
Doing: Living out of that confidence and trust.

Armor of God: Helmet of Salvation
What it means:
Knowing: You have been saved
Doing: Living out your identity in Christ

Armor of God: Sword of the Spirit
What it means:
Knowing: The Word of God
Doing: Applying God’s Word in all of life

Armor of God: Prayer
What it means:
Knowing: Our access to the Father through the Son
Doing: Adoring, Confessing, Thanksgiving, Petitioning, and Interceding prayer in the power/leading of the Spirit to God for yourself and others.