Ephesians 6 - NIV
2 “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise—
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
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.
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.
Sermons on Ephesians 6
Contributed by Michael Adams on Jun 18, 2018
Father's Day 2018, time for father's to take charge. A bridge can be a barrier or a route to safety which is it for you?
Fathers, by the time you’re grown and became husbands and now dads you have encountered many changes. Life hasn’t always been kind. Careers may not have gone as you had planned. You have came upon many obstacles and bridges to cross. How many times have you fought off the distractions? How many ...read more
Contributed by Luther Sexton on Jun 16, 2018
Every adult is accountable to many people around them.
ACCOUNTABILITY TO THE NEXT LEVEL OF AUTHORITY I. INTRODUCTION: As a teacher, I must enforce the rules of the school. Not always do I enjoy this portion of my job. In fact, this responsibility is often a dreaded one. We are teachers who often must perform in the role of a patrol officer. ...read more
Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Jun 14, 2018
Someone noticed that the word "father" appears in the dictionary just before the word "fatigued" and just after the word "fathead." So, to all us fatigued, fathead fathers, Happy Father's Day! Updated June 2018.
Let us Pray.... O' Gracious Father - bless now the words of my lips and the meditations of our hearts. Breathe your Spirit into us and grant that we may hear and in hearing be led in the way ...... you want us to go. We ask this in the name of your son Jesus the Christ. Amen. Someone ...read more
Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Jun 12, 2018
Dr. James Dobson, states, "Good fathers are made, not born." Then he goes on to suggest three specific things that a father should incorporate into their lives. Let us look to our Heavenly Father, the perfect Father. Updated June 2018.
A young woman brought her fiancé home ... to meet her parents. After dinner, .... her mother asked the father to find out about the young man, ...... so, the father invited the fiancée to his study ... for a drink. "So, what are your plans?" the father asked. "I am a Torah scholar", ... ...read more
Contributed by David Welch on Jun 5, 2018
Message 16 in our exploration of the foundational elements necessary for a healthy walk. This message focuses on our need to resist the devil.
“Foot on the Devil’s Neck” Scripture reading Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, that you may be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the ...read more