The Armor of God (for the Church)

What a great day at North Side!  We concluded a 3 month tour through the Book of Ephesians today as we studied the armor of God.

While this world is full of trouble, God has not left us defenseless.  In the concluding words of Ephesians, Paul includes directions for the armor of God that is meant to defend Christians.  Covered in his protection, the Church can endure the trials of this world.

I couldn’t think of a better way to end the study than the message today.  Jeff’s words were so good and God used him immensely in my life to really think about the armor of God and how it wasn’t written to the individual but to the church as a whole.  We are to all put on that armor so we can stand firm together!

Today, we worshiped to:

I was so thankful to lead in worship alongside our student ministry today.  In addition to having JC, Randy, Ben, and Lee play in the band, we were also blessed to have a great student choir.  Their energy and passion was contagious in worship today!

Side note: Ben Hjalmer and his team are reaching and discipling so many young people.  I have never seen the youth ministry as solid as it is today – awesome to watch the maturity among them all.

Lee, Ben, and Wes also played a mean trash can during worship!  Those guys added so much excitement and flair to the set list.  I thought when we concluded our services today with “Our God” that the roof was about to come off the place.  The energy on the stage and in the congregation was so huge, I was overwhelmed at all that God is doing in the lives of our church.  I was very thankful to have the boot off today cause I could barely contain my excitement!

Hope you were blessed as much as I was!  Pray that you not only know Ephesians better, but I pray that you are living out its truths “so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places” (Eph. 3:10)!

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