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The Christian's armour

Ephesians 6:10-20
Paul likens the protection and weapons a Christian has in spiritual warfare to that of a Roman soldier.
Contributed by David Padfield
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Paul tells the Christians at Ephesus. ‘Put on all of God’s armour so that you will be able to stand against all strategies and tricks of Satan. We are not fighting against people but against persons without bodies—the evil spiritual powers of darkness who rule this world. – Slide 1
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‘So use every piece of God’s armour to resist the enemy whenever he attacks, and when it is all over, you will still be standing up. You will need the strong belt of truth buckled around your waist.’ – Slide 2
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Roman soldier with belt. – Slide 3
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‘Put the breastplate of righteousness in place.’ – Slide 4
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Roman soldier with protective breastplate. – Slide 5
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‘Have your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.’ – Slide 6
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Roman soldier with leather sandals to give him mobility. – Slide 7
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‘In addition, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.’ – Slide 8
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Roman soldier with protective shield. – Slide 9
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‘Take the helmet of salvation.’ – Slide 10
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Roman soldier wearing his helmet. – Slide 11
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‘Take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.’ – Slide 12
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Roman soldier with sword. – Slide 13
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‘And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.’ – Slide 14
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‘With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.’ – Slide 15
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‘Pray also for me, that I may fearlessly share the gospel.’ – Slide 16
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Slide 17