When we take the personal responsibility to actively engage our minds in the word of God and in worship, we equip ourselves with the helmet of salvation, and therefore have the right mindset to fight our spiritual battles.
Ephesians Series • 27. The Helmet Ephesians 6:17a (November 15, 2020) The next element of the whole armor of God found in Paul's letter to the Ephesians is the helmet of salvation. In this episode, we will learn that our knowledge and belief in the finished work of Jesus Christ is vital for spiritual health and walk.
In this episode, Elder Bryce continues describing how the shield of faith works in our day to day spiritual battles. It is only with the help of our brothers and sisters in Christ that we are able to fend off the violent attacks of Satan.
Ephesians Series • 26. The Shield of Faith Ephesians 6:16 (November 8, 2020) One of the oldest tactics of warfare has been the use of flaming arrows to attack the enemy from a great distance. The biggest advantage to this tactic is that the general does not put himself or his troops in harms way while he inflicts damage to his enemy. This tactic is also used by our adversary, the devil. He shoots at the children of God from a distance and very often does quite a bit of damage to those who are alone and wandering away from the fellowship of the saints. The best defense against this dangerous assault is regular worship and church fellowship. Just like the "testudo" defense of shields used by the Roman army, the shield of faith of the church provides a dome covering where the members protect one another.
I want to take a moment and look at this scene in Luke’s gospel to see what saving faith truly is.
ple of salvation in time in the scriptures. Those that walk in obedience by faith enjoy the blessings of God. Those that do not walk by faith do not receive this blessing.
The truth of the matter is - faith is a gift from God. It is given to every child of God in the new birth whereby they are able to trust God and His word.
When we realize that we are the children of God, doesn't it just make sense to live our lives holding on to our Father's unchanging hand?
We have a choice as to how we will prepare ourselves to live in this broken world.
Preachers have the responsibility to teach all the Bible to God's people. They are like watchmen on the wall to sound warnings, and calls to fight.