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Putting on the Whole Armour of God

Lesson No.

1

Jul 4, 2020

Subject: Putting on the Whole Armour of God

Scripture Reading: Ephesians 6: 10 - 20

Memory Verse: Romans 13: 12


Objective: To foster and promote the proper use of God's armour.


Introduction: The armour of God is an amazing metaphor that describes the action that we need to take in our spiritual lives. Paul sets the scene for us: We are fighting a war, and the stakes are higher than they have ever been in human history. Our enemy is not flesh and blood. We fight against a more fearsome opponent whose forces are described in Ephesians 6: 12. Our adversay, Satan, the devil, and his host of demons have a single, driving purpose to obliterate the children of God.


1. What admonition does Paul give regarding putting on the armour? Romans 13: 11 - 14


2. Why do we need to put on the armour and how helpful is it to believers? 2 Corinthians 4: 8 - 9; 2 Corinthians 6: 3 - 7


3. Is there a need for all believers to be fully armoured, if so what is Peter's advice? 1 Peter 1: 13; 1 Peter 5: 8 - 9


Note: Our enemy hates that we have chosen this path and will stop at nothing to destroy us. Just as the helmet protects the vital but vulnerable head from fatal blows, the hope of salvation protects our thoughts from our enemy's attacks and temptations to disobey God.


4. What is very important to note as we fight this warfare? 2 Corinthians 10: 3 - 6


5. To what does Paul compare the breastplate in 1 Thessalonians 5: 8, and why is the shield associated with faith? Ephesians 6: 16


Note: A shield guards. While a physical shield protects us physically, faith can protect our spiritual lives even during a physical fight. When Satan ( through Nebuchadnezzar) attacked the values and beliefs of Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah, they stood resolute and unwavering because of their faith. In their response, they essentially said, "God is capable of delivering us from this fate. We don't know if He will or not, but that doesn't matter. He gave us a His commands, and we are going to keep them regardless of the physical outcome. We know He can just as easily raise us from the dead".


6. What is truth and why do we need it? John 17: 17; Psalm 119:105


Note: God's word is truth: plain and simple. We can have perfect confidence in the fact that His words are accurate, true and unerring. When followed, they guide us without fail in the path we need to walk. We can be destroyed for lack of the knowledge of God (see also Hosea 4: 6), but we will be blesssed when we hear and do the words of God (see also Luke 11: 28). The knowledge is not just for us but we are to be ready to answer others who ask us (see also 1 Peter 3: 15)



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