SUNDAY OCTOBER 2, 2022

 

  

Undying Love

a study of the letter to the Ephesians / 6:10-12 (part two)

 

Be strong by being prepared.

How do we become strong through preparation?

We become strong by preparing ourselves …

 

  1. In the Lord’s strength.

            Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. (10)

 

  1. With a Biblical _______________ .

 

        a. There’s God’s                                                                                         .

                        Put on the full armor of God, (11a; see Ephesians 6:14-17)

 

        b. There’s our                                                                                             .

                        so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. (11b)

            * “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy …” (John 10:10a)

 

            * What are some of “the devil’s scheme’s” or methods against us?

                        (1)        to                                            us from our commitment to the Lord.

                        (2)        to                                   us from the full armor (or strength) of God.

                        (3)        to                                us because we are deprived of His strength.

                        (4)        to                                                          us causing us to doubt God.

                        (5)        to                                                       us causing us to believe a lie.

                        (6)        to                                                           us causing to us to despair.

                        (7)        to                                                 us thereby leading to destruction.

 

  1. For the real _______________.

 

        a. Not in the realm of the                                                                           .

                        For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, (12a)

 

        b. But in the realm of the                                                                            .

                        but against the rulers, against the authorities,

                        against the powers of this dark world

                        and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. (12b-d)

            * Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil

              prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. (1 Peter 5:8)

 

“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous;

be                                                                             .”