Psalm 125 I Kings 18:1-18 Ephesians 6:10-17
I hope your Sunday worship was wonderful. We had a great Sunday at Wilson with the kids Christmas program at 11! Way to go kids!
Keep moving forward to our goal of arriving just in time at the manger of Jesus. He always arrives 'just in time' for us...let's do the same for him.
The Book of Ephesians is only six short chapters but it is filled with wonderful teachings about the church and the Christian life. The last chapter is perhaps the best known of the entire book. It is the Armor of God that will protect the Christ follower and provide a spirit of strength to the church.
You can easily identify all the elements of this spiritual suit of armor. The armor includes the Belt of Truth, the Breastplate of Righteousness, the Shoes of Peace, the Shield of Faith, the Helmet of Salvation, and the Sword of the Spirit.
Each element is designed for a spiritual battle. Each piece is in place so the disciple of Jesus Christ can do one thing. Not fight more effectively, not enter battle with greater courage, not overcome evil with evil, but the one thing we will be equipped to do is to stand. Our task is to stand fast. We are to be solid in the face of adversity and firm in spite of all obstacles.
Simply standing doesn’t sound like a great way to make progress on The Road to the Manger but there are days when that is our task. To stand, to wait, to faithfully know that God will protect. That is a part of our Advent task. Are you standing? Are you on solid rock?