ICE BREAKER: Share about a goal or life-hurdle that you had to really “fight hard” to achieve, endure, or overcome.
SERMON DIGESTION: Your chance to give personal input on the sermon.
READ: Ephesians 6:10-20
How would you currently evaluate yourself regarding “fighting hard” to push back darkness and expand the Kingdom of Jesus:
Verse 13 includes the phrase “take up the whole armor of God.”
Pastor Thomas said, “You aren’t fighting just to survive the evil day. You are fighting to push back darkness by expanding the joyful worship of Jesus.”
Define and Discuss each piece of armor. Why is each one essential for pushing back the darkness and growing our joy in Jesus? (Don’t focus on the Roman solider armor, but on the spiritual armor)
What is unique and specific about the word “word” in Paul’s referral to the ‘word of God’ in v.17?
Why do God’s Word and Prayer contain weapon-like power that we lack apart from them?
How have these 2 sermons on spiritual warfare changed your thinking on the subject? What do you need to do as a result of them?