The Sword of the Spirit

Read Ephesians 6:13-17 with Luke 4:1-13

The Holy Scriptures of God is a weapon of our warfare in the power of the Spirit, necessary to put to death the schemes of the devil. For all the defences the rest of the armour of God give us, it is the Word of God that wields the death blow to Satan's temptations and lyings schemes.

The Shield of Faith

Read Ephesians 6:14-16 with 1Peter 1:1-9

The imagery the Spirit uses for each piece of holy armour is significant. Faith is symbolized as a shield: its purpose is to cover the whole man; it is constructed that, even before meeting the enemy in battle, fiery arrows are shot, and this shield can quench them. So it is with faith. "Above all" take up the shield of faith!

The Preparation of the Gospel of Peace

Read Ephesians 6:13,15 with Colossians 1:19-29

The preparation of the gospel of peace is set in the imagery of footwear. Just as wearing proper footwear for special occasions, journeys, or weather is necessary, so too our will and determination for each day must be shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace. This message defines the gospel of peace and its necessity for each day.

Standing in His Strength

Read Ephesians 6:10-20 with Joshua 1:1-11

The phrase "Spiritual warfare" has a broad spectrum of acceptance and understanding containing a fair bit of confusion and ignorance. There is an enemy we face because of union with the Lord Jesus Christ; and Satan and his hosts are have great wrath because they know their time is short. So how do we stand against such? We stand in the power and might of our Lord, by putting on the whole armour of God. This sermon reveals the battlefield, and the enemy's ways; and closes with the confidence the saint has in Christ.

The Way of the Righteous

Read Ephesians 6:10-20 with Psalm 1

This sermon is bridging two series: the one just complete on Walking in the Spirit and the place of the Fruit of the Spirit; and the one now beginning on Standing in the Lord and the Armour of the Spirit, from Ephesians 6:10-20. This Psalm holds God's intent for his people being "Happy Christians" who glorify him and enjoy him forever.