Putting on the Armor of God
Updated: Sep 6, 2018
June 17, 2018 - Patrick Hughes preached on Ephesians 6:10-18 and explained how we should be fully suited with the armor of God.
Of the pieces of God's armor, we focused some time on the sword of the spirit. Pat even brought a real sword as a demonstration! We looked at the writings of Peter and of the Book of Hebrews to show that the sword is an image of God's word. God's word is a sword with the ability to pierce the heart of man.
Pat then asked the congregation:
"What are you doing to get a better handle of God’s word? How often do you read it? How often do you study it? How often do you apply it? Do you know how - and can you use - the sword of the spirit well enough to resist temptation? Do you know - can you use - the sword of the spirit to lead someone to faith in Christ?
"Take the sword of the spirit, which is the word of God."
Listen to an excerpt of the sermon in the video below (apologies for the fan blowing in the background):
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EPHESIANS 6:10-18 - The Armor of God
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints…