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| Author: Dele Oke

Questions for discussion

The bible exhorts us to put on the whole armour of God. Read the bible reference in Ephesians 6.

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STUDY 1
THE WHOLE ARMOUR OF GOD
EPHESIANS 6:10-20

1.Mention all the pieces of the armour?

2.What did Jesus say about armour ?
Luke 11:21-23

3.Why is the armour important?
Ephesians 6:12-13

4.Whose responsibility is it to put the armour on?
Ephesians 6: 12-13

5. Who or what is our warfare against?
Ephesians 6:12, 2 Corinthians 10:3-6, Matthew 16:17-19


6.Is it possible to "put on" only part of the armour?
Ephesians 6:13


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STUDY 2
THE BELT OF TRUTH
EPHESIANS 6:13

1.What role does a belt play?

2.What does living in truth mean?
James 4:17, Luke 12:35-48 (emphasis verses 47 & 48), 1 Corinthians 5:8

3.Were Peter and Simeon "living in truth" in the following examples?
Peter - Galatians 2:11-21
Simeon - Acts 8:17-25

4.What was wrong with Peter and Simeon's actions in the above cases? Could we fall into the above error?

5.Is it possible to be a Christian and not live in truth?

6.How can we keep ourselves "living in truth"?
James 1:21-27


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STUDY 3
THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS
EPHESIANS 6:14

1.What part of us does the breastplate of Righteousness cover?

Righteousness means right standing with God.
How did we become righteous with God?
2 Corinthians 5:21, 1 Corinthians 1:30-31

2.Righteousness also means living right before God
How is this possible?
Romans 6:16-23, Romans 8:1-11

3.Can you explain how satan could take advantage of our not appreciating our righteousness in Christ?


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STUDY 4
PREPARATION OF THE GOSPEL OF PEACE
EPHESIANS 6:15
(read this verse in the Amplified version if possible)

1.What advantage do wearing shoes on our feet give us?
Ephesians 6:15

2.In the light of your answer to question one, What advantage should the preparation or readiness of the gospel of peace give us?
Ephesians 6:15 (Amplified version), Colossians 4:5-6, John 15:3-5

3.Why is the preparation or readiness of the gospel part of our armour?

4.How do we prepare or make ourselves ready with the gospel of peace?
2 Timothy 2:15, Psalm 119: 97-104, James 1: 21-25

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STUDY 5
THE SHIELD OF FAITH
EPHESIANS 6:16

1.What role does a shield play ?

2.What's the importance of our faith ?
1John5:4, Hebrews11:1-3, Luke18:35-43

3.How do we get faith ?
Romans10:17, Jude20-21, 2Timothy3:16-17

4.How do we use our faith?
Mark11:22-24, Romans 10:6-13

5.What can hinder our faith ?
Hebrews12:1-4

6.Can you explain 1 Timothy 6:12 ?


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STUDY 6
HELMET OF SALVATION
EPHESIANS 6:17

1.What part of our body does a helmet cover ?

2.Mention some occupations that require the wearing of helmets today ?

3.Can you mention why helmets are essential in these occupations ?

4.Why do we as Christians need to cover our heads (or minds) with the helmet of salvation ?
Romans 12:1-2, Ephesians 4:17-18

5. Different thoughts always come to our minds. Where do these thoughts originate from?
a) Mark 2:6-7, Luke 3:15
b) John 13:2, Acts 5:3
c) Luke 2:25-28, Acts 29-30

6.How can we determine where our thoughts are coming from?
Hebrews 4:11-13, James 3:13-18

7.What should we do with thoughts or words that come from satan ?
2 Corinthians 10:3-6

Can you explain, in two sentences, what the helmet os salvation is?
(hint Ephesians 4:21-24)

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STUDY 7
THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIRT
EPHESIANS 6:17

1.What are swords used for?
(hint Luke 22:48-50)

2.What is the Christians sword?
Ephesians 6:17

3.How do we use our sword ?
Psalm 149:5-9, Matthew 4:1-11, Revelations 12:11

4.What can make our swords blunt or useless ?
Acts 19:11-17, Matthew 17:14-21, Hebrews 12:12-17

5.How can we make our swords effective ?


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STUDY 8
PRAYING ALWAYS WITH ALL PRAYER AND SUPPLICATIONS IN THE SPIRIT
EPHESIANS 6:18

1.How often should we pray ?
Ephesians 6:18, 1 Thess 5:16-18, Romans 1: 8-10

2.What are the benefits of persistent (or constant) prayer ?
Acts 12:1-11

3.Mention the different types of prayer ?
1 Timothy 2:1

4.What is intercession ?
Genesis 18: 20-33, James 5:16-18, 1 Kings 18: 41-46

5.How is intercession different from other types of prayer
James 5:13-15, matthew 18: 19-20, Romans 8:26-27


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STUDY 9
BEING WATCHFUL (ALERT, ON GUARD)
EPHESIANS 6:18

1.What does it mean to watch (be alert or on guard) ?
Luke 2:8, Mark 12:41-42, Matthew 27:62-68

2.What should we "watch" in our Christian life ?
Matthew 26:36-41, Matthew 24:43-51, 2 Timothy 4:1-5, 1 Thessalonians 5:5-8

3.How can we be watchful of spiritual things ?
1 Corinthians 16:13-14, Colossians 4:2-3

4.Would you notice if your prayer life or study of the word decreased ?

5.Are you aware of the things that satan often uses to tempt you ?
Hebrews 12:1-2

Remember
Being watchful means making sure you have your armour on
1 Thessalonians 5:5-8


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