The Armor of God
|The Armor of God|
|Length of Series||5|
Goal for this Series
To teach the armor of God as a model for Christian living.
All of the messages are all based on Ephesians 6:10-19, which is the passage on the armor of God. This armor is based on the Roman soldier, renowned for their discipline, unity, and devotion.
This series looks at the Christian as a soldier of God, part of the army of God's people. Each message is a piece of the armor or part of the understanding of the Christian as a soldier for God.
We need all of the pieces to be a functioning Christian in the Church.
Things to Consider
This series treats the armor of God as a unified metaphor for Christian life, not just spiritual warfare. This is justified because the book of Ephesians is filled with different metaphors for the Church. There is no reason to assume that this passage was meant to be anything different.
This series also assumes that the armor of God passage is not just for individuals but for the Church as a whole.
Be very careful to avoid making this an aggressive or violent metaphor, however. There is no mention of attacking anyone in this passage, but of standing and serving, and certainly nothing about being on the offense with people. For more information on this, see the commentary on Ephesians 6.
Some understanding of an early Roman soldier, is of course needed to fully understand what this passage is saying.
Messages that Belong to this Series
|Take It Up||Ephesians 6||10-20||We have incredible spiritual possibilities before us, but we have to use them.||Growth|
|Standing||Ephesians 6||11-14||We can only survive this life by standing where God puts us.||Obedience||Brian M|
|Armored Righteousness||Ephesians 6||14||We cannot be righteous through our own efforts, but God can make us righteous.||Righteousness||Brian M|
|Testudo of Faith||Ephesians 6||16||As Christians, we are made to support and take care of each other||Faith|
|Sword Training||Ephesians 6||17-18||Prayer cannot be something we only do with our eyes closed but a way of life.||Teamwork||Brian M|
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