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Ephesians Series # 15 Called To Walk In Christ Called to Walk In The Strength Of God (Part 3) Ephesians 6:17-20
Put on the armor of God
Walk In The Strength Of God Review 1. The belt of truth (v 14) – This is the Word of God that determines our beliefs, values and priorities in life. Are you willing to engage in spiritual battle? 2. The breastplate of righteousness (v 14) – This is the righteousness given us by God that enables us to live a holy life, giving us confidence before God and before men. Do you have confidence for spiritual battle? 3. The shoes of the gospel of peace (v 15) – These shoes give us readiness for action and firm-footed stability. Are you ready for spiritual battle? 4. The shield of faith (v 16) – Protects us against specific attacks from the enemy. Are you able to defend yourself from the fiery darts of Satan?
Ephesians 6: Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints. 19 Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should. 21 Tychicus, the dear brother and faithful servant in the Lord, will tell you everything, so that you also may know how I am and what I am doing. 22 I am sending him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are, and that he may encourage you. 23 Peace to the brothers, and love with faith from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 24 Grace to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love.
The Helmet of Salvation Ephesians 6:17
1 Corinthians. 2:16 “we have the mind of Christ.” Ephesians 4:22-24 “You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
Romans 6:11-12 “In the same way, count (reckon, consider) yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. 12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. Colossians 3:2 says you are to “set your mind on things above, and not on the things that are on earth.”
The Helmet of Salvation Are you being Christ-like in your attitudes and thoughts?
Matthew 4:1-11 Jesus used the Sword of the Spirit “Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil. 2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 The tempter came to him and said, "If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread." 4 Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'" 5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. 6 "If you are the Son of God," he said, "throw yourself down. For it is written: "'He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.'" 7 Jesus answered him, "It is also written: 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'" 8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9 "All this I will give you," he said, "if you will bow down and worship me." 10 Jesus said to him, "Away from me, Satan! For it is written: 'Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.'" 11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.
Do you know where to locate specific passages in the Bible relating to common needs or problems of life?
The Shield of Faith
Are you impacting the world through your prayers? Are you communicating with your commander-in-chief and getting instructions? Are you appropriating spiritual needs from headquarters?
Check your armor. Are you using each piece? 1. Are you willing to engage in spiritual battle? If not, put on the belt of truth. 2. Do you have confidence for spiritual battle? If not, put on the breastplate of righteousness. 3. Are you ready for spiritual battle? If not, put on the shoes of the gospel. 4. Are you able to defend yourself from the fiery darts of Satan? If not, pick up the shield of faith. 5. Are you winning the battle of the mind? If not, put on the helmet of salvation. 6. Are you skilled in the use of God’s Word? If not, take up the sword of the Spirit. 7. Are you praying effectively and faithfully?
Be Strong In The Lord
Ephesians: The Church Is Called To Walk In Christ I. Our Calling In Christ (chps. 1-3) A. Called To Spiritual Blessing (1:1-23) B. Called From Death To Life (2:1-10) C. Called To Be A New People (2:11-22) D. Called To Be The Church (3:1-13) E. Called To Experience Christ’s Love (3:14-21) II.Our Walk In Christ (chps. 4-6) (4:1 – Walk in an manner worthy of your calling) A. Walk In Unity (4:1-16) B. Walk In Newness Of Life (4:17-32) C. Walk As Imitators Of God (5:1-20) D. Walk In Submission (5:21-6:9) E. Walk In The Strength Of God (6:10-24)
Ephesians The Church Is Called To Walk In Christ Passage ThemeIdeas For Application 1:1-22 Called To Spiritual Blessing Know your spiritual riches in Christ. Pray these riches into your life. 2:1-10 Called From Death To Life Live like a resurrected person. 2:11-22 Called From Alienation To Unity Maintain unity by being properly aligned with Christ the cornerstone. 3:1-13Called To Be The Church Be fully committed to the Church, God’s plan for this Age. 3:14-21 Called To Share In God’s Love Know the vast dimensions of God’s love and experience His love in your life. 4:1-16Walk In UnityPromote unity by practicing oneness, using spiritual gifts and speaking truth in love.
Ephesians The Church Is Called To Walk In Christ Passage ThemeIdeas For Application 4:17-24 Walk In Newness Of Life I Avoid hardening of the heart; deal seriously with sin; walk in the Spirit. 4:25-32 Walk In Newness Of Life II Rid yourself of old life values and practices so that you do not grieve the Spirit. 5:1-21 Walk As Imitators Of God Walk in love, walk in light, walk in wisdom. 5:21-33 Walk In Submission (Part 1) Wives submit to husbands; husbands love wives. 6:1-9 Walk In Submission (Part 2) Children obey parents; fathers do not exasperate children; slaves obey masters; masters treat slaves kindly. 6:10-24Walk In The Strength Of God Stand firm by putting on the whole armor of God because our battle is against spiritual enemies.