Preaching: Ephesians 6:10-24 How hard have you wrestled for your faith?

wrestle for faith 1Summary: A verse by verse examination of what the book of Ephesians in the Bible teaches. This message covers Ephesians 6:10-24 discussion of the armour of God and spiritual warfare.

Speaker: Dr. Michael Williams
Date Presented: September 3, 2014

Bible References:

Ephesians 6:10-24 10Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.  11Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  12For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places 13Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.  14Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;  15And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;  16Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.  17And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:  18Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; 19And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,  20For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.  21But that ye also may know my affairs, and how I do, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, shall make known to you all things:  22Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts.  23Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  24Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.

Romans 4:1-6 1What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found?  2For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God.  3For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.  4Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.  5But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.  6Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works, 

Romans 10:13-15 13For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.  14How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?  15And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! 

Galatians 1:8-12 8But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.  9As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. 10For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.  11But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.  12For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ. 

Colossians 1:3-6 3We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,  4Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints,  5For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;  6Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth: 

1 Corinthians 1:19-23 19For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.  20Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?  21For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.  22For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:  23But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; 

Hebrews 4:12 12For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 

Romans 8:26-27 26Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.  27And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. 

 

 

Dr. Michael Williams

Dr. Michael Williams is a pastor, author, Christian educator and Biblical counselor who has served in ministry since March of 2000. Dr. Mike holds under-graduate through post graduate degrees in Christian Education. Dr. Mike is the Senior Pastor of Selah Mountain Ministries, which he founded in March of 2010 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA (selahmountain.org). In addition to counseling, he teaches how to overcome life issues Biblically on topics such as anger management, marriage, addictions, and other subjects typically referred to as mental illnesses. Dr. Mike lives with his wife Pamela Rose and adult daughter Hollie Rose. He and Pamela have other adult children and several grandchildren as well. Visit the About page to learn more about Dr. Mike.

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