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July 7, 2024

"put on the full armor of god"

ephesians 6:10-17  //  brett wendle

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Discussion Questions

Week of: July 7, 2024 // Sermon Text: Ephesians 6:10-17

Sermon Overview

Stand against our spiritual enemies in the protection God has provided in the gospel.

  1. Why we need God's armor: we have spiritual enemies we must stand against. (vv. 10-13)

  1. How to put on God's armor: we must live out what he has given us in the gospel (vv. 14-17)

Digging Deeper

Read Ephesians 6:10-17

  1. Why do we need God's armor according to vv 10-13?

  1. Why is it important to understand who our true enemy is according to verse 12?

  1. It's easy to make too little of the devil (as Western society tends to do), or to make too much of him. Which do you find it tempting to do? What about our church? What are the dangers of making this mistake?[1]

  1. Brett explained, "We have enemies who are spiritual, strong, evil, and scheming." What does this mean? How aware are we of this, and to what extent are we ignoring it?
  2. How did Brett relate God's strength to his armor?

  1. How can we put on God's armor (vv 14-17) ?

  1. Think about a time when you faced a temptation. How could each piece of armor have helped you in that situation?

  1. Which piece of the armor do you find most challenging to apply right now ? Why?

  1. How can you practically put on each piece of the armor of God in our daily lives?

  1. How does this passage relate to Jesus' temptation in the wilderness (Matt 4:1-11)?

  1. How can we as a Gospel Community support each other in "putting on the whole armor of God"?

Prayer


[1] Ephesians: Your Place in God's Plan by Richard Coekin, 50.

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