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Summary: If we not protected, devil will use sword of discouragement to defeat us in our walk with the Lord.

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Pastor Allan Kircher

Shell Point Baptist Church

1 June 2014

Ephesians 6:13-18

THE BONNET OF SALVATION

Shield of Faith speaks:

• Daily faith/God causes us to trust Him all seasons of life

• Times/good, “Righteous shall live by faith” Rom. 1:17

• Times/bad, “Righteous shall live by faith.”

• Even when “fiery darts” devil/raining down all around us

• “shield of faith” protects us/allows us stay/fight/glory/God

• allows us to “stand, and having done all to stand

• We become an impossible target for the devil to hit.

Piece/armor/attention today/Bonnet Of Salvation

• Bible says, “And take the helmet of salvation.”

• days when men wore armor into battle

• Referred to their “helmet” as a “bonnet”

• Let’s examine/piece/armor/consider/importance/our daily lives.

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V. V. 17a THE BONNET OF SALVATION

Helmet worn/ancient soldier was utmost importance

• Made of thick leather covered by plates of metal

• or solid metal/beaten into the shape/human head

• Ancient helmets/metal extensions covered the cheeks

• Designed to protect the face.

Purpose/helmet is obvious--designed to protect/head

• ancient times many armies employed cavalry

• soldiers mounted on horseback most carried a broadsword

• This sword different from/sword mentioned v 17

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Broadsword/two-handed sword

• Three/four feet in length/double-edged blade

• sword was swung by mounted soldiers in an effort

• split the skulls/enemy, or to decapitate them

• helmet helped to deflect the blow of the broadsword

• Thus, it protected the foot soldier from injury.

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Text says spiritual “helmet” we/wear/spiritual battles is the “helmet of salvation.”

• Indicates Satan’s blows are aimed at our minds

• intent on destroying our sense of security

• Our assurance in Jesus Christ.

If the devil can strike a blow against us that causes us to become discouraged and filled with doubt

• He will have little trouble sidelining us/taking us out/battle

• Like the ancient broadsword

• sword wielded by our enemy the devil is a two-edged sword

• One of those edges is discouragement-one is doubt.

Let’s look at The Bonnet Of Salvation, and learn how this piece of the armor can protect us from both discouragement and doubt.

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I. THIS HELMET PROTECTS AGAINST DISCOURAGEMENT

If we not protected, devil will use sword of discouragement to defeat us in our walk with the Lord.

• Cause us to look at our sins/failures/problems in our lives/health issues/any other negative situation we face in life.

• When he gets our attention off the Lord

• on the negative issues we face in life

• He knows we will begin to doubt the Heavenly Father’s love and care for us.


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