30 Days in Ephesians 6, Day 26: Our Shield

We have put on the truths of God’s Word and truthfulness in living as a belt that frees us for ready action. We have taken up Christ’s righteousness which produces righteous living as a breastplate that protects our hearts against Satan’s attacks. We have donned boots that ready us with the good news of reconciliation with God. What do we pick up next as God arms us for our lifelong […]

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30 Days in Ephesians 6, Day 25: Our Shoes

How did you do on your own yesterday? Isn’t it exciting to see how much we can learn about a passage with a few study helps? The breastplate of righteousness is an important piece of armor. It protects the vital organs during battle, and it protects our hearts as we face spiritual battle against our deceptive, determined foes. Christ’s righteousness, made ours at salvation, is impenetrable against Satan’s attacks when […]

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30 Days in Ephesians 6, Day 24: Catch Up and Optional Lesson

How could it possibly be catch up day again already? But it is! For an optional lesson today, I recommend reading Charles Spurgeon’s sermon, “The Sword of the Spirit.” Write in your notebook a summary of what you learned. It will take a while to read, but I guarantee it will be worth it. Spurgeon always has new insights to offer! You can find it in the commentaries for Ephesians 6, […]

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30 Days in Ephesians 6, Day 23: The Breastplate

Today is Do-It-Yourself Day! You’ve been learning how to use a number of different study methods and tools. The goal of these studies is to help you develop skills and confidence to study the Bible on your own. Today you get to decide how to study the last half of Ephesians 6:14! Assignment: Pray for God to give you wisdom and direction in your study of His Word today. Then […]

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30 Days in Ephesians 6, Day 22: The Belt of Truth

We’re told to put on the armor of God — all of it — so let’s learn more about each piece that God in His grace has given us. What exactly does it mean to take up the whole armor of God? Assignment: Pray for understanding and a humble, teachable heart. Then take out your marked copy of Ephesians 6. The first thing we need to do is mark the first […]

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30 Days in Ephesians 6, Day 21: Stand Firm

Our enemy is a formidable one, but he and his demons are not as strong or as powerful as God. We’re called to be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might. God is the one who strengthens us. He is the one who arms us for victory. Let’s take one more look at our enemy and how God equips us to stand firm against him. Assignment: Pray for the grace […]

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30 Days in Ephesians 6, Day 20: The Enemy

Paul assures us that we aren’t wrestling with a flesh-and-blood physical enemy that we can see and touch. Instead we’re wrestling — doing hand-to-hand combat — with the unseen, but very real, spirit world. Assignment: Pray for understanding, and for your eyes to be opened to the seriousness of our battle against our very real enemy. Open Blue Letter Bible and search on Ephesians 6:12. This description Paul gives us of our […]

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30 Days in Ephesians 6, Day 19: Put On

God is the One who gives us our strength, but that doesn’t mean we passively sit around and wait for that strength. We have something we’re supposed to put on. Assignment: Pray for the Holy Spirit to open the meaning of this passage of Scripture to you today. Then take out your marked copy of Ephesians 6 and your notebook, and open Blue Letter Bible to Ephesians 6. Read Ephesians 6:10-17. Then reread […]

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30 Days in Ephesians 6, Day 18: Be Strong

Your study copy of Ephesians 6:10-13 should look pretty colorful after all the marking we did on Day 16! Let’s see how those marks can help us study the passage. Assignment: Pray, asking God to help you understand, believe, and obey what you learn today. Take out your study copy of Ephesians 6 (either your marked Bible or printed text). Also open your notebook to the chart of “Commands and Reasons” that you […]

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30 Days in Ephesians 6, Day 17: Catch Up and Optional Lesson

It’s catch-up day again! For those who would like a new assignment today, open Blue Letter Bible, and go to Ephesians 6:8. Click on “Cross-Refs” in the “Tools” menu, and read all the verses listed. These verses all relate to the thoughts in Ephesians 6:8. Take notes as you read. God promises that He will repay the good that we do. Summarize what you learned about this after reading the cross-references for […]

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