Paul encourages the believers to do two things – to protect themselves with God’s armour and to pray.
There is a recognition that we can’t live the Christian life on our own but that God has given us all that we need to do so.
How much do we take advantage of what God has given us – how much do we try and do things on our own?

Reading: Ephesians 6:10-24

Questions to think about:

  • Paul encourages us to put on the armour God provides and to pray. Why are these so necessary?
  • How much do we really protect ourselves with God’s armour and how much do we “pray in the Spirit on all occasions” (v18)? If not, why not?
  • Paul’s request for prayer was that he would be able to powerfully proclaim the gospel (v19-20). What sort of things do we ask people to pray for? How does Paul’s example challenge us?

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