This week we will work on unpacking the armor of God - the armor He created, He uses, He gives us to use. This is such a familiar passage that it takes extra meditation to mine out the gold nuggets. The Spirit will be faithful yet again in opening the Word to us.
The seriousness of this passage is sometimes lost on us adults because of the honest and real efforts of so many SS teachers to impress our children with the Armor of God - which obviously is the right and noble thing to do! Amen!
Yet, we tend to think of that picture of the Roman solider and the plastic shield and shiny sword. We have to work at taking this passage seriously for ourselves. We are in deadly spiritual conflict against an enemy whose passion it is to destroy us (heart, mind, faith, body, soul, family and church!).
Title: Put on the Full Armor, Part 2
Text: Eph. 6:14-20
Scripture Reading: Colossians 3:1-17
Theme: Be serious about the Armor of God. Study each piece. Use each piece.