It is very easy to remember to pray for ourselves, and there is nothing wrong with that. However, our discipleship is to have a focus on others. We need to be part of a community of pray for others in our local church. This body prays for those they know well and for God to bless its ministers to teach them.
One of the greatest blessings that we will find when we talk with God regularly is that we are joining in a battle the God is already fighting for us!
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.
Ephesians Series • 25. Feet Shod with the Preparation of the Gospel of Peace Ephesians 6:15 (November 1, 2020) Part 2. The word of God helps us in our daily lives, and equips us to help others in love.
Ephesians Series • 25. Feet Shod with the Preparation of the Gospel of Peace Ephesians 6:15 (November 1, 2020) It is not just the preacher’s job to prepare to preach the word. It is the duty of all children of God to prepare to receive the word, apply the word, and live the word. Scripture tells us who we are and where we stand. It also tells us Who God is and what He has done for us. When we see the marvelous grace of God in our lives we want to follow Him. The Bible shows us exactly how to do that as well.
Ephesians Series • 24. The Breastplate of Righteousness Ephesians 6:14b, pt. 2 (October 25, 2020) Today’s episode of Triumphal Feast is part 2 of the message about The Breastplate of Righteous found in Ephesians Chapter 6. We will begin with an example of Ananias and Saphira to show that our outward righteous acts are not enough to justify us before God. We must have Christ righteousness counted to us to stand before an holy God. Blessed is the man that knows what he has done but also understands that it is not counted against him
Ephesians Series • 24. The Breastplate of Righteousness Ephesians 6:14b, pt. 1 (October 25, 2020) Elder Bryce continues to look at Paul’s charge to us to put on the whole armor of God in order to be prepared as disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. We need natural armor to fight natural warfare. We also need spiritual armor to fight spiritual battles. Much like a bullet-proof vest, the breastplate of righteousness protects are heart. Our understanding of righteousness is very vital to how we live every day.