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CommonGround Church - Tulsa, Oklahoma

April 8, 2019

Endgame #6

ENDGAME                                                                                              ARMOR OF GOD

Ephesians 6:13-18      13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.  NIV

HELMET OF SALVATION                     

Ephesians 6:17     Take the helmet of salvation…

A Roman soldiers helmet looked more like a piece of artwork than a piece of metal to protect their head. 

Why does God use the helmet to refer to our salvation?  Our salvation is the most beautiful gift that God has given to us.

Salvation - soteria (so-tay-ree'-ah) rescue or safety (physically or morally):  deliverance, preservation, salvation.

1 Timothy 1:15-16      Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners — of whom I am the worst. 16 But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life.     NIV

Colossians 1:13-14     For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.     NIV

Don’t just see salvation as a future event, see it as an every day experience.

SWORD OF THE SPIRIT

Ephesians 6:17     …the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

Word - rhema (hray'-mah); an utterance.

Luke 4:3-13      The devil said to him, "If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread."  4 Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone.'"  5 The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. 6 And he said to him, "I will give you all their authority and splendor, for it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to.   7 So if you worship me, it will all be yours."  8 Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.'"  9 The devil led him to Jerusalem and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. "If you are the Son of God," he said, "throw yourself down from here. 10 For it is written:  "'He will command his angels concerning you to guard you carefully;  11 they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.'"  12 Jesus answered, "It says: 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'"  13 When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time.      NIV

FINANCES –   My God shall supply   -   Philippians 4:19

PEACE –    My peace I give you   John 14:27

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