This Sunday, 20th of October, I am finishing the sermon series on spiritual warfare. The sermon Title is: “Essentials for Winning”. I assume that all of us want to live victorious lives. Nobody wants to be a loser and a failure. And yet many people end up feeling discouraged, disappointed and disillusioned with life – not only with life in general but also with the Christian Faith and their spiritual life. Many end up blaming God for that and they turn their back on him. But God made it clear in his word that winning is not automatic. We have to cooperate with him in order to be able to live a victorious life. The apostle Paul writes in 2 Timothy 2:5 “Anyone who competes as an athlete does not receive the victor’s crown except by competing according to the rules.” – what is true for athletes is true for every Christian – we have to fight according to the rules. What are they? What are the essentials for living a victorious life as a Christian? This is what I will try to answer in my Sermon on Sunday.