Fight the Good Fight of Faith with the Whole Armor of God

Fight the Good Fight of Faith with the Whole Armor of God

The Sermon: Ephesians 6: 10-17

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;

Fight the Good Fight of Faith With the Whole Armor of God

1.                 Use The Sword Of The Spirit

2.                 Use The Shield Of Faith

3.                 Use The Other Biblical Weapons

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Ephesians 6:10 Be Strong in the Lord and Put on the whole armor of God

Twenty-Second Sunday After Pentecost

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Song by Choir – “The Heav’ns Resounding” by Overby/Beethoven

(Director: Cathy Augustin; Accompanist: Audra Wiste)

Opening TLH 231 : We Now Implore God the Holy Ghost Hymnary.org link

Liturgy (Hymnal, Pages 5-9)

Substitute TLH 244 V 1-2: Glory be to God the Father Hymnary.org link  For “Gloria In Excelsis” (Pages 7-9)

1. Glory be to God the Father, Glory be to God the Son,
Glory be to God the Spirit: Great Jehovah, Three in One!
Glory, glory, While eternal ages run!

2. Glory be to Him who loved us, Washed us from each spot and stain;
Glory be to Him who bought us, Made us kings with Him to reign!
Glory, glory, To the Lamb that once was slain!

The Scripture Reading – Genesis 32:22-30

Jacob’s wrestling with God to bless him is a striking picture of the Christian’s prayer-claim for God’s blessings

The Apostles Creed (Page 12 in Hymnal)

I believe in God the Father almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; He descended into hell; The third day he rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father almighty; From thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting. Amen.

TLH 292 V 1-4, 6, 8-9: Lord Jesus Christ, With Us Abide Hymnary.org link

The Sermon……………………………………. . Ephesians 6: 10-17

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;

Fight the Good Fight of Faith With the Whole Armor of God

1.                 Use The Sword Of The Spirit

2.                 Use The Shield Of Faith

3.                 Use The Other Biblical Weapons

“Create In Me” (Page 12 in Hymnal)

Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right spirit within me,
Cast me not away from Thy presence;
and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me.
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation;
and uphold me with Thy free spirit. Amen.

TLH 387 V 1-3, 5-6, 8-9: Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice Hymnary.org link

The Offering of Thankful Hearts

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, Who art in heaven. Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation. But deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Benediction Amen

Closing TLH 463 V 1,3 & 5: For All the Saints Hymnary.org link

Silent Prayer and Announcements