Ephesians Bible Study Part 8: The Six Weapons of Spiritual Warfare

by Dale Partridge

This is the final episode of our 8-part series through the book of Ephesians. As spiritual beings, we face spiritual conflict. However, the Bible does not leave Christians without spiritual protection. In fact, Ephesians chapter six offers believers specific instructions for how Christians can fight against demonic forces.

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In this episode, pastor Dale Partridge teaches on the famous “Armor of God” passage in Ephesians 6:10-17. Dale helps listeners comprehend the six ways believers can guard their souls against their flesh, the influence of the world system, and demonic forces.

Takeaway Lesson: Because our fight is against supernatural enemies we need supernatural armor.

Individual and Small Group Questions

  1. You can’t apply armor that you don’t have memorized. Without looking, attempt to list off each of the six pieces of the Armor of God.
  2. What type of spiritual attacks do you face most often? Which piece of the Armor of God would best protect you from these attacks in the future?
  3. Which piece of armor do you struggle to understand? What needs to happen for you to better comprehend it’s purpose and application?

Scripture References

  • Ephesians 6:10-17

    10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. 14 Stand firm, therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

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