Series Focus "The Armor of God"

The Armor of God Ephesians 6 a Series Focus

March 6, 2021

We’ve added a new webpage featuring the sermon series “The Armor of God.”

This new series focus on the armor of God takes us back to a brief departure from our expository study of the book of Nehemiah. Pastor Ty draws a parallel between Ephesians 6:10-18 and our study regarding the rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem in Nehemiah. In Nehemiah, we reflected on a series of messages themed, “We build, we fight.” Note, Pastor Ty derived that theme title from the Seabee’s moto, “We Build, We Fight.” The name “Seabee” is derived from the U.S. Navy’s Construction Battalion, know as the CB.

In Ephesians 2, we’re called to build up the spiritual temple. Continuing in this metaphor, we’re to build up the body of Christ in Ephesians 4. We must be ready to stand against the attacks of the enemy, Ephesians 6.

14Stand firm therefore, having belted your waist with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15and having strapped on your feet the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

—Ephesians 6:14-17

We are to take up the armor of God because we are in a fight. The new testament uses this metaphor in a number of different places. 1 Thessalonians 5 talks about taking up the armor of God. Romans 13 talks about taking up the armor of God. Here in Ephesians 6 we have a full description of the armor of God. In 1 Peter 5, we have a spiritual adversary, the devil. Therefore, we’re to be prepared for action. We’re to be sober and vigilant. So, spiritual warfare is a reality.

“The Armor of God” Series Titles

  1. The Belt of Truth
  2. The Breastplate of Righteousness
  3. The Shoes of Preparedness
  4. The Shield of Faith
  5. the Helmet of Salvation
  6. The Sword of the Spirit

Explore this series available in video, podcast and transcript.

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