Message for November 11 - The Armor of God

Hello friends and family.  I am so excited about what God is doing in our church.  Every week seems to bring us closer and I can see God doing those new things that Pastor David spoke of throughout our body.  I hope we will stay focused on Him and follow wherever He leads us.  Maybe that’s another reason why He’s having me speak to you this week on the armor of God from Ephesians 6:10-17.  I just thought it was a fitting topic since we will be celebrating Veterans’ Day this Sunday, but it’s also something we need to take note of as our church begins to move toward God’s “new thing,.”

Just over a week ago was Halloween.  You probably saw people all over the place dressed up in silly costumes representing everything from cartoon characters to the devil himself.  He too was probably a bit cartoonish.  That’s how we’ve been taught to think of him.  Now I’m not going to spend much time talking about him.  We’re going to glorify the Lord Jesus instead, who has already defeated Satan.  However, you do need to know that he is real and he wants to destroy you.

That’s what Paul is telling us in this passage, and he uses the metaphor of a Roman soldier’s armor to describe for us how we should be prepared for battle.  That’s something that his audience would be very familiar with, since Rome ruled the civilized world at the time in which he lived.  I hope you’ll join me this Sunday as we learn how to “stand firm” against the attack of the enemy.


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