SERMON: Choose Your Character

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Choose Your Character
by Edwin M. Cotto

NOTE: This sermon is geared towards the youth and it is accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation. Contact us if you’d like that PowerPoint.

INTRO: (Prayer) MAKE THEM TURN OFF THEIR CELL PHONES! Today we are going to play a game. Get Started:

  1. Choose Your Character: Jesus or Satan.
  2. Choose Your Weapon: Sword (of bible) Belt ( of Truth) Breastplate (of Righteousness) Shield (of Faith).
  3. Choose Your Stage: Planet or Earth.

There are three levels:

  1. Practice with Your Character.
  2. Beat the level!
  3. Beat the Boss!

BODY: Let’s play!

LEVEL 1: PRACTICE!

  1. 2 Corinthians 3:18 – CHANGE = Metamorphosis
  2. ILLUSTRATION: Caterpillar changes little by little into a Butterfly!
  3. Change happens little by little – depending on what you look at! -Psalm 16:8, 105:5, Hebrews 12:2.
  4. RENEWING THE MIND = Character Change! – the more you look at something, the more you become it!
  5. ILLUSTRATION: Tupac / Justin Bieber
  6. Over by your Testimony of Jesus – or BE OVERCOME by your Testimony of the enemy (Revelation 12:11).
  7. VIDEO – Joshua 1:8 – Meditate DAILY on the WORD – Psalm 119:11: Hid WORD in heart to NOT SIN.

LEVEL 2: WIN THE GAME!

  1. In order for your character NOT to die, you have to remain “unspotted from the world.” (James 1:27)
  2. Do the opposite, and your character DIES!
  3. Would playing violent games, and watching violent movies, kill your character? 
  4. EXHIBIT A: Adam Lanza, killed 20 first-graders and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut 
  5. The real problem is not only the mental change but also the DISTRACTION from the GAME OF LIFE!

LEVEL 3: BEAT THE BOSS! 

  1. ARM YOURSELF FIRST! (Ephesians 6:16-17)
  2. The Great Red Dragon (Rev. 12:9) – The Leopard Beast (Rev. 13:1) – The Lamb-like Beast (Rev. 13:11)
  3. The Little Horn Antichrist (Daniel 7:8) – The Bottomless Pit Beast (Rev. 11:7) – The False Prophet (Rev. 18:13)
  4. The Whore that Rides the Beast (Rev. 7:3)
  5. DON’T GET THE MARK OF THE BEAST!
  6. CHEAT CODES: Bible (Psalm 119:11) and PRAYER (Matthew 26:41)
  7. Remember – YOUR CHARACTER is the one FIGHTING – with him you can OVERCOME: 1 John 2:14.
  8. PROPHECY: WARS (Matthew 24:6) and global HATE (2 Timothy 3:2-4).
  9. Young people will be prophets! (Joel 2:28). DO YOU WANT TO BE ONE OF THEM?

CONCLUSION: MY TESTIMONY

  1. OVERCOME with your TESTIMONY which means your CHARACTER – Revelation 12:11.
  2. Which character will you choose?
  3. APPEAL: Matthew 19:14. 

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About The Author

Edwin Cotto

With years of experience in evangelism and youth directing, Edwin has worked with various ministries including Our Higher Calling and Spanish ministry El Ministerio Internacional Jesús es la Solución where he had the opportunity to travel conducting evangelistic meetings. Edwin has also appeared on 3ABN, worked as the main apologist at the Adventist Defense League, and is trained and certified with the Amazing Facts Center of Evangelism. He is also a Bible Worker for the Florida Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

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