Summary: We as Christians need to recognize that we are in a spiritual war for the souls of our family, for ourselves and for our community. We need to suit up! If we don’t suit up and enter the fight we will lose everything! We may not see the war with our natura
Video Introduction: Clip from Glory before the men go into battle wingclips.com
Sermon Series: Suit Up!
Thesis: We as Christians need to recognize that we are in a spiritual war for the souls of our family, for ourselves and for our community. We need to suit up! If we don’t suit up and enter the fight we will lose everything! We may not see the war with our natural eyes but it is raging all around us so we need to see with our spiritual eyes and attack the enemy of our soul.
Scripture Text series: Ephesians 6:10-20:
10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
11Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
12For 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.
13Therefore 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.
14Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,
15and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.
16In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
17Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18And 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 saints.
19Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel,
20for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.
Key verse of series: Ephesians 6:12 “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 spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”
Introduction to Series:
I established the fact last week that we are in a spiritual war whether we want to admit it or not and we need to suit up to defend our families, our community and even our own souls. Yes, there are spiritual forces of evil seeking to kill, steal and destroy and we the church are the ones God has placed here to stand in their way and to stop them.
Summary of Sermon one:
The first thing I highlighted last week was we wrestle not against flesh and blood so we need to use what God has given us spiritually to fight this war (Verse 10-12)
• We do not have the weapons to defeat this spiritual enemy in the flesh because it is a spiritual battle.
o We need God’s power and strength to win this war for the soul.
• We must use the weapons and equipment provided by the Lord to us for us to win and fight this war.
o We need God’s Wisdom and Revelation Ephesians 1:17.
o We need to suit up with the armor of God Ephesians 6:10-20.