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The Armor of God, pt. IV

Correctly handling the Word of Truth: Scripture must be read and understood in context: Immediate which book NT/OT What kind of writing is it? (genre) poetic prophetic history wisdom instruction Ask questions – find out more! biblehub.com gotquestions.org Unclear passages must be understood in light of the clear passages. (compare Scripture) “Do what it says.” James 1:22

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The Armor of God, pt. III

Who would Satan most want to take down? I Peter 5:8 Those reaching out in Jesus’ name Those desiring to do God’s will Satan will tempt/discourage: When we’re tired. When we see little fruit. “Why not give up?” When our efforts are unappreciated.

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The Armor of God, pt. II

Whose righteousness? View #1 – the believer’s doing right actions and thinking right thoughts View #2 – Christ’s righteousness imputed to the believer It is the armor of God. Put on = take into account, fully appropriate Our “righteousness” would be full of holes. “Thank God for experiences, but do not rely on them. You do not put on the ‘breastplate of experiences’, you put on the breastplate of ‘righteousness.’ ” Martin Lloyd-Jones

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The Armor of God

The devil's schemes (vs. 11): He lies. Causes us to doubt God’s word. Twists Scripture to his advantage. Tempts us to sexual impurity. Deceives with his own signs and wonders. Masquerades as an angel of light. Fights the godly plans of God’s servants. Accuses believers continually. Snatches away the Word of God. His purpose: to destroy God's servants

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Your Work Matters to God

An employee's duty: Obey! Listen to the instructions – carry them out. The spirit and manner: “fear and trembling” sincerity of heart… …just as you would obey Christ not with eye-service as men-pleasers doing the will of God from your heart wholeheartedly anticipating reward

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