Full-Filled: Right Enemy, Right Armor
July 2, 2023
Description: Does life feel like a fight? Perhaps the better question is, are you fighting the right enemy in the right way? This Sunday we dive into Ephesians 6:10-20. Paul gives his final word to the church of Ephesus on how to fulfill their purpose by standing against the schemes of our enemy.
In light of this week’s message, we encourage you to consider these questions and dig in a little deeper with your personal study, with your family, or with your small group.
Have you ever gotten angry or frustrated with someone only to find out that it wasn’t the right person? (Example: angry with a spouse only to find out it wasn’t their fault)
Read Ephesians 6:10-11. What are some of the strategies of the “evil one?”
Read Ephesians 6:12. Paul shows that our actual battles are not with the person but the influencer of the person. Could this perspective change the way you see people and problems? Share some examples.
Read Ephesians 6:13-18. Which of these pieces of armor stand out to you the most? Which of these pieces of armor do you need to wear more often?
Read Ephesians 6:19-20. Paul wrote this letter in chains and yet asks for prayer for boldness. Why do you think Paul desires both boldness and armor? Pray for one another on which piece of armor you need and for boldness to share like Paul.