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Ephesians 6 - NIV

1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

2 “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise—

3 “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”[a]

4 Fathers,[b] do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

5 Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ.

6 Obey them not only to win their favor when their eye is on you, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart.

7 Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people,

8 because you know that the Lord will reward each one for whatever good they do, whether they are slave or free.

9 And masters, treat your slaves in the same way. Do not threaten them, since you know that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favoritism with him.

The Armor of God

10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.

11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.

12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

13 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.

14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,

15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.

16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.

17 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 Lord’s people.

19 Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, 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.

Final Greetings

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 sisters,[c] 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.[d]


a. Ephesians 6:3 Deut.?5:16
b. Ephesians 6:4 Or Parents
c. Ephesians 6:23 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family.
d. Ephesians 6:24 Or Grace and immortality to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Shine Thomas avatar
Prioritize your parenting.
Shared by: Shine Thomas on Feb, 2017
Summary: How to be a godly parent? How to bring children up in the fear of the Lord? Roles of children and parents within a godly family. Prioritize your parenting.
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Servants and Masters
Shared by: Victor Yap on Feb, 2017
Summary: Servants and Masters
Scripture: Ephesians 6:5-9
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 8
Paul Barreca avatar
How To Overcome Satan's Deceptions
Shared by: Paul Barreca on Jan, 2017
Summary: We are engaged in a spiritual battle and we must use the spiritual armor of God if we are to win.
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“Three R’s” Of Spiritual Warfare
Shared by: Mark H. Stevens ThD on Jan, 2017
Summary: How can we effectively resist the snares of the enemy? What are the guiding principals we need to win the battle over the Powers of Darkness?
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-14
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 68
Chris Appleby avatar
A New Way of Relating - Mutual Submission
Shared by: Chris Appleby on Dec, 2016
Summary: If we’re truly united with Christ then our basic approach to our relationships will be one of mutual submission, working together to do Christ’s work.
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Be Strong in the Lord & in his Mighty Power
Shared by: Chris Appleby on Dec, 2016
Summary: Never give up in the fight against sin and evil. But always remember the power of God and the armour with which he’s equipped us. And pray on every occasion that you’ll be able to stand firm.
Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-24
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 1
James Lee avatar
Putting on the Belt of Truth
Shared by: James Lee on Dec, 2016
Summary: We have spent the last few weeks becoming “Battle ready” and we have seen a number of reasons why we need to be ready for the ambush of the enemy.
Series: Battle Ready
Scripture: Ephesians 6:13-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 22
James Lee avatar
Breastplate of Righteousness
Shared by: James Lee on Dec, 2016
Summary: Every believer is to guard their heart because the truth is that even believers will live one of two ways and the breastplate is the deciding factor
Series: Battle Ready
Scripture: Ephesians 6:14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 30
James Lee avatar
Are you wearing shoes or are you barefoot?
Shared by: James Lee on Dec, 2016
Summary: Is peace as Lloyd Cory once said, that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading? Can we find and share real peace?
Series: Battle Ready
Scripture: Ephesians 6:15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 42
James Lee avatar
“Shield of Faith”
Shared by: James Lee on Dec, 2016
Summary: There seems to be a great deal of misunderstanding about faith today. Not necessarily all original material. Some material contained in my sermons may be gleaned from other sermons. Parts of this message are from Billy Ricks
Series: Battle Ready
Scripture: Ephesians 6:16
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 20
Jack Graham avatar
The Battle for Your Mind
Shared by: Jack Graham on Nov, 2016
Summary: One of the seniors was saying, “Shout unto God with a voice of triumph!” Amen! Thank you so very much! You know, worship is a powerful tool in this invisible war… a weapon in this invisible war as we defeat the enemy because we know Jesus never fails!
Scripture: Ephesians 6:17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,238
Jack Graham avatar
What to Wear in a War
Shared by: Jack Graham on Nov, 2016
Summary: Ephesians chapter 6 and we’re taking a behind-the-scenes look at the invisible world. A very real, a very powerful world. You know we are not human beings living in a spiritual world; we are spiritual beings living in a human world.
Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-16
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,359
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Dark Angel
Shared by: Jack Graham on Nov, 2016
Summary: INVISIBLE… There’s more to life than what you see. The invisible is all around us. What we can’t see physically is real. As a matter of fact often more real, more substantive than what we can actually see.
Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 767
Ken Henson avatar
More about Obedience and A Good Day's Work
Shared by: Ken Henson on Oct, 2016
Summary: We are also called to honor and obey our heavenly Father-this is the highest obedience. If obedience to parents or an employer, or a government, is contradictory to obedience to God, we have to make a choice. We must choose to obey God rather than people.
Scripture: Ephesians 6:1-9
Denomination: *other
Views: 44
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Be God's Super-Hero
Shared by: Ken Henson on Oct, 2016
Summary: Since God is our power, or strength, our fortress, our high tower, we can stand-and that is our role in the fight. God takes care of the rest. For us, standing is sometimes difficult. But standing is enough.
Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-13
Denomination: *other
Views: 73
Ken Henson avatar
Six Superhero Fashion Musts for the Well-Dressed Soul
Shared by: Ken Henson on Oct, 2016
Summary: Following is a list of accoutrements for the spiritual warrior-think of it as a warrior’s must-have items for walking the ramp of the spiritual fashion show.
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What to do While You're Standing
Shared by: Ken Henson on Oct, 2016
Summary: Self-Realization, Marching Orders, Intersession, Consistency, and Freedom through Prayer
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Final Greetings
Shared by: Ken Henson on Oct, 2016
Summary: Paul describes Networking, Peace, Love, Faith, and Grace to all with eternal love for Jesus
Scripture: Ephesians 6:21-24
Denomination: *other
Views: 23
Rodney Fry avatar
Pastor as the Family Man
Shared by: Rodney Fry on Oct, 2016
Summary: The Pastor is many things CEO, CFO, Shepherd, Theologian ect but he is a Family Man. He must look at his family as a criterial part of his ministry and protect and serve that family unit
Series: Pastor
Scripture: Ephesians 5:18-6:4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 69
Andrew Moffatt avatar
Why the armour of God, has no back covering!
Shared by: Andrew Moffatt on Sep, 2016
Summary: A sermonette on the armour of God, whose armour it is, and why it has no back. Please note the correct English spelling of armour. :)
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-18
Denomination: Salvation Army
Views: 1,210
William R. Nabaza avatar
Wrestling match on earth
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Aug, 2016
Summary: To show that JESUS CHRIST won over all these enemies and that the LORD JESUS CHRIST lives within me.
Steve Ely avatar
Game of Thrones - Pt. 4 - The Whole Pie!
Shared by: Steve Ely on Aug, 2016
Summary: We talk, sing, and pray using the language of the Kingdom . . . words like Lord, King, and sovereign. However, citizenship in a democracy keeps us from understanding the throne.
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The Armour of God (All-age / Family Service)
Shared by: Dean Courtier on Aug, 2016
Summary: All-age / family service on The Armour of God
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-18
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 926
Paul Barreca avatar
Children Honor Your Parents
Shared by: Paul Barreca on Jul, 2016
Summary: Children, obedience to your parents comes from a heart attitude of honor.
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Children, Honor your Parents
Shared by: Paul Barreca on Jul, 2016
Summary: Obedience to your parents begins with a heart attitude of honor for them.
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Relationships, The Struggle Is Real: Marriage
Shared by: Rick Gillespie- Mobley on Jul, 2016
Summary: This sermon provides a theology of marriage and how couples can free themselves from expectations that cause disappointment and frustration in their marriages.
Shared by: NNAEMEKA DURUEKE on Jul, 2016
Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-12
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 326
Byron Sherman avatar
Shared by: Byron Sherman on Jun, 2016
Summary: 1 of 1. Paul unveiled the role of submission inherent to a Christ-honoring family. Christ-honoring families operating in mutual submission, discover their foundational family integrity. Foundational family integrity is found in...
Scripture: Ephesians 6:1-4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 73
Ted J. Smith avatar
Godly Tools for Men
Shared by: Ted J. Smith on Jun, 2016
Summary: There’s something both comforting and encouraging about tools. Tools can empower a man to do things he might not otherwise try to tackle. So today I want to look at a few of the essential tools God has provided for us guys.
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Portrait Of A Godly Father
Shared by: James Snyder on Jun, 2016
Summary: A godly father lays a firm foundation for the next generation to build upon.
Scripture: Ephesians 6:1-4
Views: 108