Preparation for Our Spiritual Battle - Ephesians 6:10-20

Christ is victorious over the evil one. 

Bulletin for: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021
Order of worship: 
Discussion Questions: 
  • When Ephesians 6:11 speaks of the devil’s schemes, it is talking about the mind games that Satan conducts against believers. Satan is always trying to tempt us to believe something that is not true about God, ourselves, salvation etc. 
    • Which lies or half-truths do you tend to start believing?
      • I am suffering, so God must not really care about me.
      • My salvation is about my performance.  When I fail, I tend to believe that God doesn’t love or accept me as much until I get my act together.
      • Since my life is this chaotic, God must not actually be sovereign or in control.
      • Since there are many things in my life and in the world today that are not oriented around Christ (we have a broken world), I can’t believe consistently that Jesus will ultimately put the world right when He comes again.
      • What specific lie am I tempted to believe?
  • Ephesians 6:12 clearly says that fundamentally we don’t wrestle with people (flesh and blood). But our spiritual warfare is actually against Satan and his fallen angels. How does this reality affect the way we view people, particularly people who appear hostile to us or to our faith?
  • Do you sense that we are in a spiritual battle? Do you tend to underestimate or overestimate this reality?  
  • Putting the armor of God on is essentially re-rooting your functional identity in Jesus Christ.  It’s putting on in real-time who you are in Christ. 
    • If you were to put on the armor of God more consistently, how would this help you in your walk with Christ? 
    • How would it help you in the spiritual battle that you are presently engaged?