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The Power Of Prayer

Text: Eph 6:18-20 A. For self. A soldier needs to communicate his needs to his commander during war. Likewise, we need to pray to God for our needs in the spiritual warfare (Eph 6:18). a. At all times (Luk 18:1). b. With all prayer and supplication (Php 4:6-7). c. With all watchfulness and perseverance (Mat 26:41). Praying for our needs helps us to grow in our dependence on God (Psa 18:6). B. For saints. A soldier needs to communicate the needs of his comrades to his commander during war. Likewise, we need to pray to God for the needs of our brethren in the spiritual warfare (Eph 6:18). a. The afflicted (Jas 5:13). b. The sick (Jas 5:14-15). c. The weak (Jas 5:16). Praying for th

The Helmet Of Salvation

Text: Eph 6:17 A. Describing the helmet of salvation. Roman helmet. a. Brow ridges – protecting the eyes and nose. b. Cheek plates – protecting the head and face. c. Back plates – protecting the neck. Salvation. a. Saved from trespasses and sins (Eph 2:1-7). b. By God’s grace (Eph 2:8). c. Through human faith (Eph 2:8-10). B. Defending with the helmet of salvation. Protecting the eyes. a. The brow ridges protect against blows to the eyes, which is important for sight. b. Likewise, the helmet of salvation guards us in what we see (Mat 6:22-23). c. It is important to guard our eyes because they affect our thoughts (Mat 5:28-29) – we ought to set our sights on Christ (Heb 12:2

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