Ephesians: A Manifesto for the Church

Te-Li Lau
Ephesians 1-6

Hear how Ephesians describes the essence, identity, and mission of the church within the larger framework of Christ's cosmic rule.

Spritual Friendships

Scott Risley
1 Thessalonians 2-3

Spiritual friendships are awesome but Satan and suffering can be serious threats to our friendships. As we help each other grow in our relationship with God and each other, we can strengthen the friendship. We are called to increase and abound in love for one another and for all people.

The Armor of God

Scott Risley
Ephesians 6:10-24

A spiritual battle rages around us that is a battle for truth with eternal consequences. We are called to stand firm not by our own strength but in the Lord's. We are to take up the full armor of God to withstand the schemes of the devil. We are to rely on God's truth, His righteousness, the peace that comes from the Gospel, faith, salvation, the Word, and prayer.

The Full Armor of God

Conrad Hilario
Ephesians 6:10-24

Paul warns his audience that their struggle is not against other humans but evil spiritual forces, namely Satan. We need to be prepared to fight with the Word of God's truth, relying not on our own righteousness but on Christ's righteousness. The full armor of God consists of truth, righteousness (Christ's), gospel of peace, faith, salvation, the Word of God and finally, prayer.

Spiritual Warfare

James Rochford
Ephesians 6:10-20

Satan's strategies include manipulation, exaggerating offenses and hurt feelings, fueling temptation, and nurturing suspicion. The Christian's strategy to stand against his schemes is to put on the full armor of God. The belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, the shield of faith, feet fitted with the readiness of the Gospel, the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit make up the full armor of God.

Understanding Satan's Tactics

Conrad Hilario
Ephesians 6:10-12

God's enemy is real and relentless. You are the target. Jesus never reasons or argues with Satan but declares God's truth. You are in a battle. Are you going to be a combatant or collateral damage? You need to arm yourself with truth. If you are a Christian, you do not need to fear death or Satan.

An Introduction to Spiritual Warfare

Conrad Hilario
Ephesians 6:10-12

God's enemy, Satan, is real and he hates God and anyone whom God loves. Although Satan was defeated at the cross, he is committed to preventing anyone from hearing the Good News. Spiritual warfare is countering each of Satan's lies and accusations with truth.

Know Your Enemy

Chris Hearty
1 Peter 5:8-11

Satan's greatest deception is making people believe he does not exist. Peter calls believers to know our enemy, the devil. Being sober and alert, we resist through faith and endure through fellowship. Jesus defeated him and the fear of death at the cross. We know we, who are in Christ Jesus, already have victory over the evil one.

What Jesus Accomplished through His Death on the Cross-Pt3

Gary DeLashmutt
Colossians 2:15

The third accomplishment of Jesus' death on the cross was it delivered us from Satan's authority. Jesus disarmed the rulers and authorities in the spiritual realm and made a public triumph over them at the cross. Although Satan has been dethroned, he has not yet been entirely destroyed. He still has power to do spiritual battle with us, but we know the end of the story. Jesus wins!