Description: Spiritual warfare. It’s a phrase we use. But what does it really mean? …And what do we do about it?
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, brother in Christ, David Teves, fills in at the pulpit and digs into these questions by looking at a familiar text, but does so in a way that many churches fail to address — by looking at the context of the letter in which it was written.
Description: We wrestle. We struggle. Everyday. Why? …Because we are under attack. Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, brother Louie Bond fills in behind the pulpit to remind us of this battle – a battle that has been described as making all other battles seem as sport and child’s play. It’s a spiritual battle – not one that happened in historical past, but one that is happening RIGHT NOW, and it concerns everyone. There are no neutrals in this battle, you must choose a side. Because you see in this battle – whose very stage is your soul – you are either for God and against Satan…or for Satan and against God.
Description: We look at the sixth and final piece of the Armor of God and the only piece that is both defensive and offensive in nature. We also look at Isaiah 59 and see how this armor, which belongs to Christ, has passed the test and not found wanting.
Description: We look at the fifth piece of the Armor of God and the last of the defensive pieces (the last is offensive). This piece truly represents the last piece of our defense, where we must look beyond the temporal battle and fix our eyes upon Jesus and the most sure hope of glory, knowing that this battle will have an end and the end is known and victorious.
Description: Paul has divided the whole Armor of God into two categories. We study the first piece of armor in the second category which is the shield of faith. We learn what faith is and how to wield it and why and how it protects us. We also learn how even our faith is nothing but the trust that we place upon the person and work of Christ.
Description: Although it may sound strange to read about peace when we are being equipped for war, it is not strange at all. War and peace are always two sides of the same coin, and when you are at war with one party it usually means that you have established peace with another. We are warring against the devil because we have experienced peace with God. We need to remind ourselves of this peace with God: that Christ has purchased and firmly planted our feet into it so that we will be able to stand firm.
Description: The enemy is a slanderer and a liar. In our passage today, Paul shows us how Christ’s righteousness is as a shield about the sinner and protects us from the enemy’s lies and enables us to stand in the spiritual battle that we are engaged in.
Description: In our Key Text today,Paul gives us the first of six pieces of armor. It is this first piece, described as the “Armor of God,” which he commands us to put on so that we will be able to stand firm against the attacks of the enemy.
Description: There is so much confusion over the concept of Spiritual Warfare. Much of it stems from not understanding our position as believers in Christ and not understanding all that Christ has accomplished on our behalf. We need to remember that we fight from a position of victory and the battle has been won.
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