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Be Strong in the Lord

September 23, 2012  
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Be strong in the Lord Ephesians 6:10-20

This is the handout mentioned in the sermon preached on September 2, 2012.

The sermon audio file is here: Be Strong in the Lord


Ephesians is a letter that Paul wrote from __________________ in ________________.

Chapter 5. Be imitators of God: lessons in Christian relationships.

Verse 10. Finally, be strong (_______________________________) in the Lord and in the strength (_____________________________________________) of his might (____________________________________________________).

Verse 11. . . . that you may be able to stand against the schemes (______________________________________) of  the devil (___________________________________________).

[See also Matthew 4:1-11]

Verse 12. What are we wrestling with?

  • This present darkness. [Mark 7:15, 21]
  • Cosmic powers.
  • Spiritual forces.

Vs 13-17. Take up the whole armor of God:

  • Girded with Truth – _______________________. [Job 38.3; 1Peter 3.15]
  • Breastplate of Righteousness – ______________________. [Isaiah 49.17]
  • Shoes as Good News of Peace – ______________________. [Isaiah 52.7]
  • Shield of Faith – __________________. [2Corinthians 1.24; 1John 5.4-5]
  • Helmet of Salvation – ________________________. [1Thessalonians 5.8]
  • Sword of the Spirit – _____________________________. [Hebrews 4.12]

Put on Christ: Romans 13.14; Galatians 3.27

Verse 18. Pray at all times – keeping watch.

Vs 19-20. opening my mouth boldly (________________________________________) to proclaim the the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.

Paul’s Epitaph: 2 Timothy 4.6-8.

  • Paul was executed in Rome, before Nero died in the summer of AD68.

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