This means that the kingdom of God has come to earth, and it came in Jesus. Jesus is flat out telling them, “Yes, I am the Messiah.”
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.
Ephesians Series • 23. Loins Girt About With Truth Ephesians 6:14a - Part 2 (October 18, 2020) Elder Bryce continues teaching from Ephesians Chapter 6 regarding truth. With truth as our foundation, we are able to stand against the evil influences of the world and the devil. We are also equipped to help others who are struggling with doubts and fears. When armed with the Bible, we are our own "fact checkers!"
Ephesians Series • 23. Loins Girt About With Truth Ephesians 6:14a (October 18, 2020) The pandemic, upheaval in local and federal government, and riots in the streets of America's largest cities shows that we are definitely enduring a battle with the forces of darkness in high places. Through all of this turmoil, many are claiming to speak the truth and persuade the masses to follow them. In today's message, Elder Bryce reminds us that what the Bible says is true. We need to have Biblical truth as the foundation of our lives or we can be easily fooled into following dangerous false doctrines.
Ephesians Series • 22 “Be Strong in the Lord” Ephesians 6:10-13 In part two of this message, Elder Bryce begins by describing the battle techniques of our enemy the devil. He then reminds us that God has designed the whole armor of God so that, if used properly, we will not only be able to fight and win our spiritual battles, we will be able to stand in the end unharmed. Oh, what a blessed thought!
In order to truly dwell in the kingdom of God (and not just visit from time to time), we need to understand what things, situations, relationships, etc. work against our discipleship.
Ephesians Series • 22 “Be Strong in the Lord” Ephesians 6:10-13 In part one of this message, Elder Bryce describes the scope and strength of the power of God. It is an amazing blessing to know that, when we fight our spiritual battles from days to day, we have access to the power of God to help us fight off His enemies!
The promise to the meek is that they will inherit (without effort) the new earth wherein dwells righteousness and joy. They will inherit a place where there is no sorrow nor crying and it will never fade away!
Jesus faced temptation and trial with the word of God. I have certainly learned that more Bible study and application of scripture in my life would make for a more faithful front to the enemy.