EPHESIANS Standing Firm Amid Spiritual Warfare
Series: Sunday Sermons
Leader: Pastor Bill Terris
Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-13
Date: Mar 11th, 2018
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Recap the Flow of Ephesians:

1. “How BLESSED I am!”   _Appreciation

2. “What must I DO?”   _Adjustments

3. “How can I STAND?”   _Armed

POINT = take ownership for Growing toward Spiritual Maturity

               _be like Jesus   4:12, 13 cf. 6:13 – to “stand”

Ch. 6:10-18: “Get the PICTURE”, a Roman soldier suited in armor

                      is likened to a Christian armed for spiritual warfare.


A. A Christian Soldier’s Perspective   10

1. “I have SEEN the Mighty Power of God.”  1:19-22; Heb.2:14, 15

2. “I must SURRENDER to the Mighty Power of God.”   3:16-20; 5:18


B. A Christian Soldier’s Purpose   11 cf. 13

1. to Remain Standing: defensive stance (4X); upright vs. defeated

2. to be Responsible to Put On the FULL Armor of God

 = spiritual Truth that guards the soul against enemy attacks

3. to be Ready to Stand “when the day of evil comes”

- this evil is in active opposition against the believer

- need to “stand” and “withstand”


C. The Soldier’s Perpetrator   12

- called “the devil”  11  _seeks to do us harm; arch-enemy of God

1. The Enemy is Subtle  11

- “schemes”; a deceiver and liar  Gen.3; John 8:44; 2 Cor.4:4

- is often LOUD (1 Pet.5:9); wants us to forget 6:10

- called “the accuser of the brothers”   Rev.12:10

2. The Enemy is Spiritual  12

- battles for our mind and heart, seeks to steal TRUTH away

cf. EPHESIANS: Satan attacks our Appreciation, Adjustments,

                   and Armor; he tempts (Matt.4); a destroyer  1 Pet.5:9

3. They Enemy is Sinful   12, 13

- forces of evil, day of evil, this dark world

- 1 John 2:15-17 = sinful Society, sinful Self, sinful Satan

POINT = know your enemy; keep your Perspective and Purpose