“Let’s Chat About It”: Spiritual Warfare (Week 4)

Preacher: Tony Nzanza

As you spend time in worship this week, listen to the song Battle Belongs by Phil Wickham. Nothing can stand against the power of our God!

Share with the group what steps you’ve taken this past week to ensure you carve out some time for rest, including a few creative ideas to encourage those who may find it hard to step away from their busy schedules.

Synopsis of message: Spiritual Warfare
Tony Nzanza landed the series “Let’s Chat About It” with a message on Spiritual Warfare. He highlighted an important aspect of spiritual warfare in Ephesians 6:12, where it states that our battle is against spiritual forces in the heavenly realms. The only way to fight these forces is to equip ourselves with the Armour of God, found in verses 13-18.

Tony listed the following points about the Armour of God:

  1. The Belt of Truth: Truth is a person – Jesus Christ (John 14:6). The Belt of Truth protects us from the lies of the enemy.
  2. Breastplate of Righteousness: Righteousness is a gift from God, not something that needs to be earned (2 Corinthians 5:21).
  3. Feet Fitted with Readiness of the Gospel: Be prepared to share the gospel with others at all times (Matthew 28:19-20).
  4. Shield of Faith: Used to defend ourselves from the arrows of the enemy (Hebrews 11:6).
  5. Helmet of Salvation: The helmet helps us to avoid sinful thoughts, having discernment of what is good and true (Romans 12:2).
  6. Sword of the Spirit: The sword of the spirit is the Word of God (John 1:1).
  7. Prayer: The devil trembles at prayer, he understands the power it holds. It’s both a defensive and an offensive weapon (James 5:16b).

Discussion questions:

  1. Share with the group what spiritual warfare you may currently be experiencing or have experienced in the past.
  2. In Ephesians 6:13, we are instructed to put on the full armour of God. Which one of the different parts of the armour do you most identify with and why? Share with the group how it has benefited you in facing spiritual warfare.
  3. Which part of the armour do you feel you’ve neglected in arming yourself with? What can you do to ensure you improve in this area?
  4. Share with the group steps you can take during the upcoming week to arm yourself daily with the armour of God.

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