The Armor of God, more than merely a biblical description of the believer's inventory, is an action plan for putting it on and developing a personalized strategy to secure victory.
“A battle manual for every Christian.” —Sinclair B. Ferguson The Christian life is a battle. We are in a daily struggle against the world, sin, and Satan. But God didn’t leave us to fend for ourselves. He gave us his own armor—armor that Jesus has already worn on our behalf all the way to the cross. The same power that raised Christ from the dead is now at work inside of us. This book unpacks each of the pieces of spiritual armor Paul describes in Ephesians 6, inviting us to take up the armor each day, all while resting in the finished victory of Christ and the assurance that our strength for the battle comes from him.
Evangelical-Friendly Approach to Spiritual Warfare Respected scholar and speaker Larry Richards offers a balanced, evangelical-friendly approach to spiritual warfare based on the book of Ephesians. Unique among books on warfare and deliverance, this easy-to-follow handbook draws riches from the Bible, while also offering tactical guidance for conquering the demons of fear and doubt that assail believers. Framing his teaching on Paul's armor of God passage in Ephesians 6, Richards uncovers strategies of Satan and analyzes the armor piece by piece to reveal how God provides protection from every attack of the enemy. Hands-on exercises at the end of each section, plus in-depth, analytical appendixes, help readers identify and stand against powers of evil--and experience true freedom.
As one of the country's most respected evangelical leaders, pastor and author Tony Evans challenges "tweens" (ages 8 to 12) to explore what the armor of God is all about. He understands that Christian kids want to be stronger, more confident, and skilled at living an exciting God-centered life, and so he presents the unvarnished truth. Tony Evans gives kids a plan for success by explaining: Scripture reveals who's behind the world's traps and snares and how to resist him. God offers all Christians a powerful suit of armor and mighty weapons. The suit includes a belt of truth and helmet of salvation to wear and shield of faith to carry into the battle. When every piece of God's armor is worn correctly, the enemy is defeated and Christians finish victorious. By learning how to dress in the armor God provides, preteens are able to speak the truth, stand firm in the faith, and spread the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Run your kids (ages 5-12) into investigators as they join Faith Case Agent Regina and Mr. Venture, along with the capable Commissioner to discover the importance of wearing the armor of God. 10 sessions. God's Power-Our Real Enemy-The Right Armor-Belt of Truth-Breastplate of Righteousness-Shoes of Readiness-Shield of Faith-helmet of Salvation-Sword of God's Word-Prayer in the Spirit.
From Ephesians 6:10-18, Bayne teaches the reader what it means to wear the armor of God in the most profitable manner. He shows that the world, the flesh and the devil fight vigilantly against the Christian to pull him down to hell. The things of the world, as glory, riches, pleasure, etc., must not be considered as things that have no real power, for they become instruments of the devil to be used in ways that do not glorify God, and instead, pull the Christian away from God if misused. Being in battle means a wise Christian must be about preparatory work, or the Christian will in fact be unable to fight effectively. It is not wise to fight in a spiritual battle by spiritually winging it. Christians must prepare themselves before the day of temptation actually arrives. It is a simple truth, then, that in such a spiritual battle, and in such a spiritual war, the Lord’s people should know, and expect, that in the course of their lives they will in fact have some full times of spiritual difficulty. Bayne covers the breastplate of righteousness, feet shod with the gospel of peace, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, the sword of the Spirit, and praying always with all prayer which is the capstone to wearing the armor. The armor is only useful if it is set in the context of constant prayer and reliance on God. Fully clothed with the armor, one submits themselves to God, and the devil will ultimately flee – though not without a violent fight. This work is not a scan or facsimile, has been carefully transcribed by hand being made easy to read in modern English, and has an active table of contents for electronic versions.
A study guide in using the Armor of God in practical life applications.
The King James Bible for ebook readers, desktops, tablets and phones. Including Old Testament and New Testament, this is a wonderful tool that keeps the scriptures at your fingertips. The translation that became the Authorized King James Bible was begun in 1604 and in 1611 was published by the Church of England, under the direction of King James. The translation was done by forty-seven Church of England scholars, the New Testament coming from the Greek Textus Receptus (Received Text), the Old Testament from the Masoretic Hebrew text, and the Apocrypha from the Greek Septuagint (LXX), except for two Esdras from the Latin Vulgate.
Take your younger teens into Ephesians, where the apostle Paul reveals the secret to being strong in the Lord: spiritual armor! Help teens put on every piece of God’s armor, including the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation and the footreadiness that comes with knowing the gospel of peace. In the second half of The Armor of God Uncommon Junior High Group Study, students will learn how to use their offensive weapon—the sword of the Spirit, God’s Word. Twelve sessions of active and engaging Bible lessons will equip young Christians to stand strong in their faith and march forward in confidence!