Strong in the Lord

by Rev. Vince Finnegan on May 1, 2016
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Ephesians 6:10 Jesus has the victory. 1:19-23; 2:4-6 We are united with Jesus.

6:11 and 12 We are in a multidimensional sin war.

2:1-3 The three fronts we face are: 1.) the world, 2.) evil supernaturalism, and 3.) the flesh.

6:13 We need the full armor of God so as to not become discouraged and quit.

14 Loins girded with truth -- The two aspects of truth are 1.) doctrinal, and 2.) personal. Two dangerous common doctrinal lies are "saved by works" and "once saved, always saved." Personal lies like "I am no good," "I am a loser," ugly, stupid, damaged, unlovable, undesirable, inferior... cause overpowering negative feelings and unbelief.

Breastplate of righteousness -- 4:21-24 Two aspects of righteousness: 1.) faith of Christ, and 2.) walking righteously

6:15 Feet shod with peace -- Two aspects of peace: 1.) faith of Christ, peace within, and 2.) walking with peace without.

1.) 1:2; 6:23; 2:14-17, and 2.) 4:1-3; Matthew 5:3-9

6:16 The flaming arrows of the evil one are propelled at us through the flesh, the world, and demons.

6:17 The helmet of Salvation -- 1:9-14 The flesh, the world, and the demons will be destroyed when Christ comes back -- part of our hope.

6:17 The sword of the spirit which is the word of God (4:17-25)



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