Paul learned something from being incarcerated and chained to Roman Soldiers. They were dressed and prepared to face their enemy. He tells us in Ephesians 6:10-18 how we too, can suit-up and use the tools Christ gave us to stand against Satan. Let’s talk about the Weapons of Our Warfare, the Armor of God, and how we can use it in our lives today.
- For the Roman soldier, the belt was considered the piece of armor that held everything else together. How is the Truth like this for us as believers?
- 2 Cor 5:21 says “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him”. Talk about how it’s His righteousness, not ours, that protects us.
- It seems like stress, anxiety, worry and competition just go along with today’s pace in society. How can walking in the “Gospel of Peace” help you overcome the attacks of the enemy?
- In the message, Pastor Jentezen lists three things specifically that the enemy wants to steal from us. Can you recall those three things?
- Pastor mentions that we often conclude the “Armor of God” with Ephesians 6:17. But verse 18 may be the most powerful weapon. Read the verse and discuss why this element cannot be left out.
- What if the Word was an extension of your life just like the sword was to Eleazar? Write down 2-3 scripture verses that you can call on when you begin to feel defeat. Use them in the coming week and let your list begin to grow!
The enemy is a thief and he comes to rob us. What can we do? Be strong in the Lord and mighty in His power putting on the whole armor of God to stand firm against the day of evil.
Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Ephesians 6:13