Contributed on Oct 8, 2015
Of all the metal armor pieces as described by Paul, he begins with a belt made of leather. The reason is because it's the most important part of the armor. Without it, the armor falls apart.
As you may recall when Paul wrote Ephesians, he was in prison in Rome. He had been arrested after the fire that almost destroyed the city. Nero blamed the fire on the Christians. Paul, being one the most influential leaders, was handcuffed constantly to a Roman guard. As Paul analyzed the ...read more
Contributed on Oct 16, 2015
The body armor of God's righteousness is both a offensive and defensive weapon. This sermon points out the benefits of both.
In 2003, a class action lawsuit was filed against Second Chance Body Armor. Second Chance manufactures bulletproof vests for police officers and security personnel. Hundreds of police departments throughout the country use their products. Apparently, several police officers had been killed ...read more
Contributed on Nov 5, 2015
The shield of faith is designed to fully cover us. But it requires attention and care.
As we continue our study on the spiritual armor, let’s recap what Paul has observed so far. The most impressive parts of the armor were made of brass, the breastplate and the shoes. The breastplate covered the soldier from shoulders to knees, front and back. The shoes were like boots, ...read more
Contributed on Nov 13, 2015
This sermon talks about the helmet of salvation, Satan's tactics for our mind, and what salvation is.
So far, we have studied the breastplate of righteousness that insures that we are in right standing with God. This piece of armor protects us from the accusations of Satan of being apart from God. We looked at the shoes of peace that gives us a firm foundation. This piece of armor protects us ...read more
Contributed on Nov 28, 2015
We have available to us two powerful weapons of offense. This ermos discusses the Word of God and prayer.
Over the past few weeks, we have been looking at the armor worn by a Roman soldier. We have looked in great detail at the helmet, the body armor, the belt, the shoes, and the shield. We have compared the helmet to the knowledge of our salvation. The body armor to the righteousness given to us by ...read more