Armour of God: Prayer and supplication

Last week, we discussed the Sword of the Spirit. This week we wrap up our series on the Armour of God by discu ssing prayer and supplication. Matthew Henry Concise Bible Commentary says, “Prayer must fasten all the other parts of our Christian armour.” Prayer is the best weapon God equips us with.  He is never too busy to listen […]

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Armour of God: Sword of the spirit

Last week, we put on the helmet of Salvation. Today, we are going to discuss fighting with the sword of the spirit when we put on the armour of God. The sword of the spirit is described as “God’s utterance, His spoken Truth, to be your one sure weapon of offence against the enemy, as you, like your Prince before […]

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Armour of God: Helmet of salvation

So far in putting on the armour of God, we have gird our loins with truth, put on the breastplate of righteousness, put on the shield of faith, and shod our feet with preparation of the gospel of peace. Now, it’s time to put on the most ornamental part of the ancient armour, the helmet of salvation. The fact that […]

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Armor of God Series: Shield of Faith

When a warrior goes into battle, his shield is his first line of defense.  Shields were usually large enough to protect the entire body and often made of wood or bronze. The Ephesian Studies says, “taking up the great shield of your faith, your reliance altogether on your Lord, that look wholly outward, Godward, which is the essence of faith, […]

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Armor of God Series: Shod feet with preparation of gospel of peace

After we put on the breastplate of righteousness, the next piece of armour is to shod our feel with preparation of gospel of peace. In other words, the apostle says, as shoes for your feet put on whatever will make you ready to proclaim the gospel of peace. Albert Barnes’ Notes on the Bible tells us that the sandals of the […]

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Armor of God series: Breastplate of righteousness

Last week, we discussed the importance of truthfulness and to gird our loins with truth. The next part of armour in the Lord is the breastplate of righteousness. Without righteousness we are opening ourselves up to Satan’s attacks. The first step of righteousness is to repent and be forgiven of our sins.  This also calls for us to do what […]

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The Armor of God Series: Gird loins with truth

We’ve been discussing the Armour of the Lord.  We looked at what the whole armor of the Lord and to be strong in the Lord stands for. However, what does it mean to gird loins with truth? Verse 12 says, “we do not wrestle against flesh and blood”.  We cannot see what we are struggling with. It goes on to […]

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Armor of God Series: Put on the whole Armor of God

Last week we started our series on the Armor of God.  We discussed what it meant to be strong in the Lord. Verse 11 says, “put on the whole armour of God.” Our Ephesian Studies says, “Clothe yourselves with the panoply, the armour of our God; personally accepting and appropriating the defence which is already yours in Him ; with […]

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Armor of God Series: Be Strong in the Lord

Recently in my Bible study, I came across Ephesians 6:10-18 which describes the armor of God.  While I’d read the passage before this time it really struck a chord in my heart.  I’d heard of the armor of God before, but what does it really mean? The book of Ephesians is thought to have been written by the Apostle Paul […]

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