The Strength of the Church - Strength in Battle

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This lesson was presented in Peytona, WV as part of a gospel meeting.

This lesson discusses Ephesians 6.10-18.

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The Strength of the Church - Strength in Battle

  1. 1. The Benefits of “in” Strength How Do I “in” Get “in” BattleStrength The “in” MysteryMarriage of “in” Strength The “in” Strength Walking of “in”
  2. 2. The Benefits of Being “in” Christ“Blessed be the God and Father of our LordJesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ withevery spiritual blessing in heavenly places...” (Ephesians 1:3, ESV)
  3. 3. What Being “in” Christ Means“So then you are no longer strangers and aliens,but you are fellow citizens with the saints andmembers of the household of God...” (Ephesians 2:19, ESV; emphasis mine)
  4. 4. The Mystery of Christ“This mystery is that the Gentiles are fellowheirs, members of the same body, and partakersof the promise in Christ Jesus through thegospel.” (Ephesians 3:6, ESV; emphasis mine)
  5. 5. The Strength of “in”“Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.” (Ephesians 4.15-16; ESV)
  6. 6. The Strength in Walking“Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.” (Ephesians 5.1, 2, NKJV)
  7. 7. The Strength in Marriage“This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church. Nevertheless  each let one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.” (Ephesians 5.32-33, NKJV)
  8. 8. The Strength in Battle“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the  wiles of the devil.” (Ephesians 6:10-11, NKJV)
  9. 9. Strength in the Armor• As Christians, you must realize you cannot fight the battle alone, you need help from above (Ephesians 6:10). – See Ephesians 1:19; 3:16
  10. 10. Strength in the Armor• The strength to stand comes from the armor of God (Ephesians 6:11).• The armor is not of ourselves, but of God (Ephesians 6:11). – This armor must be worn (“put on”) (Ephesians 6:11).
  11. 11. The Battle• The battle is not against the things of this world, but the power of the devil (Ephesians 6:11b.13). – He is crafty (2 Corinthians 11:3). – He is a deceiver (2 Corinthians 11:14). – He is powerful (Ephesians 2:2). – He is wicked (1 John 2:13).
  12. 12. Seven Pieces of Armor• Lower body: – Girded at the waist with truth (Ephesians 6:14). – Feet shod with the preparation of the gospel (Ephesians 6:15)
  13. 13. Seven Pieces of Armor• Upper body: – Breastplate of righteousness (Ephesians 6:14). – Shield of faith (Ephesians 6:16).
  14. 14. Seven Pieces of Armor• Head: – Helmet of salvation (Ephesians 6:17). – Praying always in the Spirit (Ephesians 6:18).
  15. 15. Seven Pieces of Armor• Weapon: – The sword of the Spirit (Ephesians 6.17)
  16. 16. Communication in Battle“…praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.” (Ephesians 6.18)
  17. 17. Strength in Battle• When the battle comes, a Christian needs the power and strength of the Lord found in the armor of God.• You cannot stand alone, but with God you can face anyone: – Romans 8:31
  18. 18. The Strength in Battle“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the  wiles of the devil.” (Ephesians 6:10-11, NKJV)

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