GOD'S WINNERS ARE FIGHTERS
Have you ever been bullied? Has your child ever been bullied? It’s happening a lot more than you realize, especially in your soul.
Notes And Next Steps
Ephesians 6:10-20 + Part 9 of the series “Masterpiece in Progress: Ephesians"
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. (Ephesians 6:12)
You aren’t fighting because you aren’t seeing the real battle. And you don’t fight because you flee.
Take your stand against the devil’s schemes … so that when the day of evil comes you may be able to stand your ground. (Ephesians 6:11,13)
Today is the day of evil.
Every follower of Jesus is a warrior, but the choice to fight is your own.
God doesn’t ask you to win. That’s Jesus’ job. God asks you to fight.
He put on righteousness as his breastplate, and the helmet of salvation on his head; he put on the garments of vengeance and wrapped himself in zeal as in a cloak. (Isaiah 59:17)
Fight, warrior of God. And when you do, you fight with borrowed armor.
SPIRITUAL NEXT STEPS
- Google “bullying” for some hard facts. Ask your kids about bullying. Do they experience it? They might be embarrassed to talk about it. Are they a victim? perpetrator? How does this message help put bullying in perspective and address it?
- Which is more likely keeps you from fighting the spiritual enemy—not seeing the battle, or seeing the battle and avoiding it? What do you need to pray about this week?
- Share the video of today’s message with a friend. Go to crosslifepf.org/series/masterpiece-in-progress.
- Want to see pictures and read explanations about each piece of the armor of God? If you have kids, they might love to look at this with you. www.bibleinfo.com/en/questions/armor-of-god.