Monday, 24 February 2014

Fighting for the Faith

Yesterday, our sermon series on St Paul’s letter to the Ephesians finished with chapter 6, and in particular verses 13-17, with the title “The Armour of God.”. These verses are in the context of the battle that is going on in the spiritual realm between good and evil, between Christ and the devil.

The verses read 13 Therefore, put on the full armour 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 round 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.”

The Armour of God was the theme of both the sermon, during which Steve also rehearsed the principal themes of the letter, and the children’s talk. In the latter, two children were dressed up in the armour as the meaning of each piece of the armour was explained and then attached to them.

May we all stand firm as soldiers of Christ in our witness to Him. And may evil be defeated.