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Spiritual Warfare: Armor of God: Footwear - Ephesians 6:10-17

It just seems to be continuing to grow.  It seems like we have gone from being able to hope for a month to where there was not a report of a questionable police shooting or police being targeted as victims of shootings or a terrorist attack somewhere in the world…to being able to hope for a week without one of those reports…to now, I just hope for a day where one doesn’t happen—yet almost every day this week the news has been filled with the reports of continued violence from the driver plowing into the crowd in Nice killing 84 to the officers shot and killed in Baton Rouge to the stabbings on a German train to the shooting of an unarmed social worker in Miami…the war continues to escalate…the weapons of fear, mistrust, hate, and bitterness raining down on the world like the bullets of an automatic weapon or a barrage of bombs dropped from a plane.  And we are called by God’s Word to fully enter into this battle.  Yet, we are not called to take up the weapons of our enemy…we are not t…

Spiritual Warfare: The Armor of God: Breastplate of Righteousness Ephesians 6:10-17

Orlando. Istanbul. Baghdad. Paris.  We are in the midst of war. Dallas.  Baton Rouge.  Falcon Heights. Fresno. Baldwin.  Again, we are in the midst of war.  The thing is, the war is not between ISIS and the world.  The war is not between police and civilians.  The war is not between liberals and conservatives.  The war is not between democrats and republicans.  The war is one that has been going on since the Garden of Eden…a war that was won on a hill called Calvary…a war, though, in which the enemy, not accepting defeat, refuses to go out quietly and volleys attacks not only in Dallas, Falcon Heights, Istanbul, and Orlando, but also in Washington, Raleigh, Burlington…in lawmaking sessions, in courtrooms, in shopping centers, in libraries, in hospitals, in nursing homes, in family homes, individual lives, and even the church…wherever the breath of life flows through one of those that God has given life to the battles rage on.  God has brought us into the midst of this series at a time…