Sunday, September 13, 2015

Paul's Letter to the Ephesians

We just learned about Paul's letter to the church in Galatia.

Another letter Paul wrote was to a church in a town called Ephesus which is now part of the country of Turkey.

He wrote to tell the church that all Christians need to work together, and stand strong with their faith in God.

One of the most famous parts of Ephesians is where Paul talks about the Armor of God.
He's not talking about armor that you put on like your clothes, but armor that you wear to protect yourself when people try to say things against God.

Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

(from: wikipedia - epistle to the ephesians)

Kid Facts - Blast from the past: Parable of the Wandering Sheep