Paul encouraged people to gird themselves with truth, righteousness, faith, salvation, and God’s word — not with the armor and weapons of earthly armies. What might our world look like if we were to equip ourselves with these life-giving attributes?
Worship with Holy Communion this week:
Saturday – 5:00 p.m. in the chapel
Sunday – 8:30 a.m. traditional worship
10:00 a.m. contemporary worship
Devotions for this week:
Put on the Armor of God August 6, 2017
SHARE: What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?
READ: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding
Sunday, Ephesians 6:10-20, Put on the Armor of God
Monday, Ephesians 5:25-29, The Christian Household
Tuesday, Ephesians 5:30-33, The Christian Household
Wednesday, Ephesians 6:1-4, Children and Parents
Thursday, Ephesians 6:5-9, Slaves and Masters
Friday, Ephesians 6:21-22, Closing
Saturday, Ephesians 6:23-24, Blessing
TALK: Consider some of these ideas:
Put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. (Ephesians 6:11)
God’s armor doesn’t look like ours. It is comprised of truth, righteousness, faith, salvation, and proclamation. It’s not designed to protect against the dangers of combat, but rather the forces that seek to destroy humanity.
What spiritual armor do you wear already?
- What spiritual gifts do you still need to work on? (Truth, righteousness, faith, etc.)
- Wonder: What would happen if you approached your greatest enemy with love and acceptance?
PRAY: Mighty God, your weapons are spiritual and your armor is truth. Teach us not to be defensive, but to stand in the strength of your Gospel, the good news of Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
BLESS: May God clothe you with spiritual armor. Amen.