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Belt of Truth | Ephesians 6:14

Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, Ephesians 6:14 ESV Having addressed the nature of the spiritual warfare that we are engaged within in verses 10-13, we concluded by addressing Paul’s command to put on the whole armor of God. Yet that command also served as an introduction into the next seven weeks …

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Put on the Whole Armor of God | Ephesians 6:10-13

DOWNLOAD PDF 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 …

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Be Strong in the Lord | Ephesians 6:10

DOWNLOAD PDF Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Ephesians 6:10 ESV We continue now with our final section of Ephesians, Kingdom War. Within this marvelous passage of Scripture, the Apostle Paul concisely describes the spiritual warfare that is raging around us and that we are enmeshed within, whether …

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Standing as Priests

Last Sunday, I preached about Paul’s fourfold command to stand in Ephesians 6:10-14. In that sermon, I presented three large implications for standing firm against the schemes of the devil and for withstanding the cosmic powers over this present darkness. Within the second of those points, I cited Hebrews 10:11-14, which presents pointed contrast between …

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Stand Firm | Ephesians 6:10-13

DOWNLOAD PDF 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 …

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A Word of Encouragement to Wrestlers | William Gurnall

The three volumes of William Gurnall's The Christian in Complete Armor have been sitting on my shelf for several months, waiting to be read alongside the final segment of my study through Ephesians. Thus far, it has certainly not disappointed. The quotation below is a kind of sidebar word of encouragement that Gurnall makes to …

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The Schemes of the Devil | Ephesians 6:11

DOWNLOAD PDF Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. Ephesians 6:11 ESV Although Ephesians 6 is mostly known for its presentation of the armor of God, the Apostle Paul prefaces the armor with verses 10-13, which describe the overall nature of the …

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We Do Not Wrestle Against Flesh & Blood | Ephesians 6:12

DOWNLOAD PDF 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. Ephesians 6:12 ESV With the word finally of verse 10, the Apostle Paul draws us into the concluding third …

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Heaven Taken by Storm

Let’s Read Heaven Taken by Storm Together

With only three weeks left of studying the Attributes of God, I am taking a one week break to introduce a new series, Reading Together. To coincide with moving into the third section of Ephesians: Kingdom War, several members of my church and I will be reading through Thomas Watson's book Heaven Taken by Storm. …

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Interlude: This Ordinary, Cosmic War

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B78h8TVSO44&t=31s Rather than proceeding directly into Ephesians 4, as I originally had planned to do. I believe that a brief interlude would be helpful for us before launching into the second half of the book. As I have noted before, the plan is to study Ephesians in three sections: chapters 1-3 were called Kingdom Come …

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