Episode 11: Spiritual Armor

Read Genesis 3:1, Ephesians 6:10-12

  • What is “our” struggle?
  • Why did God create Satan to be more crafty than the rest of creation? 
  • What is the scripture referring to when it says “this dark world”?
  • Do you think this a clear indication that spiritual warfare exists? Why or why not?
  • Can we take a stand without the armor of God? Why or why not?

Read Ephesians 6:12-18

  • How much effort does it require from us to stand? How much from God? Are both necessary? Why or why not?
  • A belt at the time was used to secure a long robe so that material did not go below the knees, allowing for better movement of the legs. Why might the truth be symbolized by a belt?
  • Is this speaking of a specific truth or general truth?
  • Is there any significance to the placement of the belt?
  • Why is the belt mentioned first?
  • What is righteousness? Why is it compared to a breastplate?
  • Why is it important that our readiness comes from a Gospel of peace?
  • Can you give an example of readiness coming from somewhere else?
  • Why is readiness compared to footwear?
  • Why are we told a specific way we can use faith?
  • Is a shield an adequate replacement for any of the other equipment mentioned?
  • Is it enough to approach spiritual warfare with only a shield? Why or why not?
  • Is the helmet a first line of defense? Why or why not?
  • How does that relate to salvation?
  • Why call it the sword of the Spirit, and not just the sword?
  • Why is prayer not assigned a symbolic piece of armor?
  • When should you put your spiritual armor on? Why?
  • How can we pray for you?

Need a prayer cue? Try Psalm 86

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