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Spiritual Warfare

Jul 24, 2016

Preacher: Jim Demolar

Series: Ephesians

Detail:

Spiritual Warfare

Ephesians 6:10-20

REALITIES OF THIS WAR

 

 

STANDARD EQUIPMENT

 
Ephesians 6:11-12 – Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.  Put on the full armor of God so that you can make your stand in the devil’s schemes.
 

GOING DEEPER

Spiritual Warfare

Ephesians 6:10-20

 

  1. From the message on this passage, what gets your attention, challenges or confuses you.  These “hot” issues are worth bringing up now and might fit into the discussions as your group starts.
  2. To know the spiritual world, our information comes from the Bible.  How could the following passages help us in our motivation and confidence in spiritual warfare?

Romans 16:20

 

1 John 4:4

 

James 4:7

 

John 8:44

3. Jesus himself experiences a spiritual battle as he launches his ministry.  What do you learn about temptation and how to fight Satan’s use of it from Matthew 4:1-11

4. Knowing how an enemy operates is crucial to combatting him.  The more we know about the devil, the more equipped we will be to resist his efforts in our lives.  This week take time to read Job 1-2 where we see some of his personality and tactics.  In the passages below what is his history, weaknesses, ambitions and limitations?

Isaiah 14:12-15

 

1 Peter 5:8

 

Luke 22:31-34

5. From what you have just read and discussed where do you see spiritual warfare going on in your world or in your life?