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"Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked."
Ephesians 6:16

 

INTRODUCTION:

1. Jeremiah 46:34

2. Ephesians 6:14-17

3. Psalm 33:20-21

4. DEFINITION

Shield = Thureos - formerly meant a stone for closing the entrance of a cave, then a shield, large and oblong, protecting every part of the soldier. Vine, W.E.

5. Figurative of God's protection

Gen 15:1; Deut. 33:29; II Sam 22:3, 36
Psalms 5:12
; 18:2, 35; 33:20; 59:11; 84:9, 11; 89:18; Prov 30:5 Naves Topical Bible

6. Value and importance of the shield

a. I Kings 10:16-17

b. I Kings 14:25-28

c. Jeremiah 50:25

d. Romans 13:12

e. II Corinthians 6:7

f. Amazing Grace

The Lord has promised good to me, His Word my hope secures; He will my shield and portion be As long as life endures.

g. Faith is the victory

His banner over us in love, Our sword the Word of God; 
We tread the road the saints above with shouts of triumph trod. By faith they, like whirlwind's breath, Swept on o'er every field; The faith by which they conquered death is still our shining shield.

h. O Worship the king

O Worship the King, all glorious above, And gratefully sing His wonderful love; Our Shield and Defender, the Ancient of Days, Pavilioned in splendor, and girded with praise.

i. What a Friend We Have in Jesus

Are we weak and heavy laden, Cumbered with a load of care? Precious Savior, still our refuge; Take it to the Lord in prayer: Do thy friends despise, forsake thee? Take it to the Lord in prayer; In His arms He'll take and shield thee; Thou wilt find a solace there.

 

BODY:

I. WHAT DO WE NEED SHIELDED FROM?

A. OPPOSITION FROM THE WORLD!  Romans 8:31-35 

B. TEMPTATION!  I Corinthians 10:13

C. FEAR OF DEATH!  Hebrews 2:14-15

D. WORRY!  Philippians 4:6-9

II. IS YOUR FAITH EVER UNDER ATTACK?

A. Luke 22:31-34

B. Luke 22:54-62

III. WHAT CAN WE DO WHEN WE ARE ATTACKED?

A. REMEMBER HEAVEN

1. John 14:1-3

2. II Peter 1:16-18

3. I Peter 1:3-5

B. REMEMBER SCRIPTURE

1. I Peter 1:10-12

2. II Peter 1:19-21

3. Matt 4

C. REMEMBER CHRIST'S BLOOD

1. I Peter 1:18-19

2. Romans 5:8-9

3. Hebrews 10:26-30

D. REMEMBER THE PROMISES

1. II Peter 1:2-4

2. II Peter 1:8-12

3. Ephesians 1:3-12

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