Devotional

Supplication for All the Saints

November 20, 2017

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints. Ephesians 6:18 The final word on prayer in Ephesians 6:18 is “supplication for all the saints.” Praying for God’s people is a privilege that each of us possesses. Are you looking […]

Perseverance in Prayer

November 13, 2017

From watchfulness, we move on to perseverance in prayer. Have you ever prayed about something and felt like no one was listening? Time and time again, you have brought your request before the Lord and yet nothing changes. What do you do then? If you are like most people, you will be tempted to just […]

Pray in the Spirit

November 6, 2017

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints. Ephesians 6:18 Next we are to pray in the Spirit. This means to be led by the Spirit in prayer. The way to assure we are praying in the Spirit is […]

Pray Always

October 30, 2017

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints. Ephesians 6:18 In this passage, we are told to pray always. This means that throughout the course of the day, over and over again, we are to lift our hearts to […]

Fit for the Fight

October 23, 2017

Over the next few weeks, we will finish our look at spiritual warfare. We come now to the all-important subject of prayer. Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints. Ephesians 6:18 The Christian soldier now stands fully dressed […]

Study and Memorization

October 16, 2017

Studying the Bible is something that every Christian needs to learn to do. It’s not just for the pastor, church worker, or missionary. The difference between reading or meditating on the Word and studying the Word would be the use of certain study helps or tools. By tools, I mean reference works such as concordances, […]

Reading and Meditation

October 9, 2017

So how can we increase our knowledge of the Scriptures? Reading is ordinarily our first and simplest approach. Perhaps we begin in Genesis and read right through to Revelation. On our way, the Holy Spirit is slowly, but surely reprogramming us and creating in us a Christ-centered worldview. By consistently reading through the Scriptures, we […]

How to Use the Sword of the Spirit

October 2, 2017

Now, when Paul spoke of the “word” of God, he used the Greek word rhema, not the more familiar Greek word logos. Rhema is an interesting word that refers to “a saying,” or in our context, a particular verse or a number of verses. By using this Greek word, Paul is emphasizing the need to […]

Sword of the Spirit

September 25, 2017

We come now to our only offensive weapon and the final piece of armor mentioned in Ephesians chapter 6—the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. It is that which God has spoken, His Word, the Bible. It is sharper than any two-edged sword. It is the wisdom of God and the […]

Helmet of Salvation

September 18, 2017

The final piece of defensive equipment is the helmet of salvation. This helmet protects our minds from attacks against the assurance of our salvation. Satan will accuse us of not doing enough for God and then will call into question the validity of our salvation. Understanding and applying the doctrine of salvation by grace alone […]