The Armor, Part 1

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Sermon 3 in Series

Ephesians 6:14-17

[14] Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, [15] and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. [16] In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; [17] and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,

DEEP SHEET: Sermon Study Questions
 In the logic of Ephesians, what is the connection between the Resurrection and the whole armor of God?
2.   What imagery is Paul conveying with the soldier’s belt? Why is this associated with truth?
3.   How is truth both doctrinal and ethical? What does it look like for us “to fasten on the belt of truth” in practice?
4.   What does it mean to guard our hearts? How is the breastplate related to holiness and love?
5.   How is Paul likely drawing on Isaiah when discussing the shoes? Why is the gospel called “the gospel of peace”?
6.   In what ways do we see the gospel emphasized throughout this entire passage (vv. 10-20)? What does this say about the Christian life as a whole?References: Luke 23:44 – 24:12 (corporate reading); Romans 10:9; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Ephesians 1:19-21; Romans 13:12, 14; Ephesians 4:24; Luke 12:35; Job 38:3; Ephesians 1:13; 4:21, 22, 25, 15; Proverbs 4:13; Romans 3:28; Galatians 5:6; 1 Thessalonians 5:8; Isaiah 52:7; Romans 10:15; Isaiah 11:5; Isaiah 59:17; Romans 5:1; Ephesians 4:3; 1 Peter 3:15.

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