Worship Service August 2, 2020

COVID-19: Online Worship Service Only

Sunday - 9AM

Aug. 02, 2020

#trending

#peace

Ephesians 6:10-18


1.    Introduction:

   a.     #trending: A ____________ currently popular or widely discussed online, especially on social media websites. 

   b.    What should we do when it feels like everything is trending in the ____________ direction?

2.    #trending: Conflict, Disorder, ____________, Restlessness, Chaos

3.    The Invisible War & How We Can Win It:

   a.    We must get ____________ for the battle.

“A final word: Be strong with the Lord’s mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies and tricks of the Devil.” 

Ephesians 6:10-11

   b.    We must know our real ____________.

“For we are not fighting against people made of flesh and blood, but against the evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against those mighty powers of darkness who rule this world, and against wicked spirits in the heavenly realms.”

Ephesians 6:12

   c.    We must use ____________ piece of armor.

“Use every piece of God's armor to resist the enemy in the time of evil, so that after the battle you will still be standing firm!”

Ephesians 6:13

4.    The Six Pieces Of Our Spiritual Armor:

   a.    The belt of truth represents integrity. ____________ is knowing and doing the truth.

“So stand ready, with the Belt of Truth tight around your waist…”

Ephesians 6:14a

   b.    ____________ which means keeping my motives clear. Keeping my motives clean, having a pure heart.

“…with the Breastplate of Righteousness protecting your chest.”

Ephesians 6:14b

   c.    ____________ is living and speaking the gospel of peace.

“On your feet wear the Shoes of Good News, prepared to share the Gospel of peace.”

Ephesians 6:15

   d.    Certainty is the shield of faith. ____________ is trusting the promises of God when everything is going wrong in my life.

“At all times carry the Shield of Faith; for with it you will be able to put out all the burning arrows shot by the Evil One.”

Ephesians 6:16

   e.    ____________, I protect my mind from evil thoughts.

“Put on the Helmet of Salvation...”

Ephesians 6:17a

   f.    ____________ is the ability to use the Word of God against Satan.

“…and take the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.”

Ephesians 6:17b

5.    Conclusion:

   a.    We can only achieve #peace through ongoing ____________.

“Do all of this in prayer, asking for God's help. Pray on every occasion, as the Spirit leads. For this reason, keep alert and never give up; always praying for all God's people.”

Ephesians 6:18

It is a first-class human tragedy that peoples of the earth who claim to believe in the message of Jesus who they describe as the Prince of Peace show little of that belief in actual practice.

Mohandas Gandhi

   b.    Here is the ultimate #peace ____________ promises, and the Holy Spirit delivers, to his followers. 

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.

John 14:27