BLESSED to Take the Helmet of Salvation (Pt 1) * Pastor Bill Sy * Ephesians 6:17 * 9/17/17

Ephesians 6:17 "Take the helmet of salvation."

1.) There's a war going on in my MIND

  • Psalms 140:7 "Lord, my strong deliverer, you shield (cover, protect) my head in the day of battle."
  • Romans 7:19-25 "I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do.... For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind.... Who will rescue me from this...? Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!"

2.) The Lord gives me power through my THOUGHTS

  • 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 "The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds... and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ"
  • Ephesians 6:17 "Take the helmet of salvation"

3.) My thoughts are renewed by God's WORD

  • Romans 12:2 "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind"
  • Philippians 2:5 "Have the same mindset (mind, attitude) as Christ Jesus"
  • 1 Corinthians 2:16 "We have the mind of Christ"
  • Colossians 3:10 "Put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator"
  • Colossians 3:16 "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly"
  • John 15:3 "You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you"
  • Ephesians 5:26 "The washing of water by the word"
  • Ephesians 4:23 "Be made new (renewed) in the attitude of your minds"
  • 2 Timothy 1:7 "God did not give us a spirit of fear but of power and love and a sound mind (a saved mind, self-discipline, self-control, under the control of Christ)"
  • Romans 8:5-6 "Those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires...The mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace"
  • Philippians  4:8 "Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things"
  • 2 Corinthians 4:15 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day"

************************************************************************************************************** Dig Deeper:  Read Ephesians 6:17

(1) Why do we need to wear a spiritual helmet? Where is the spiritual battle going on in us?

(2) When have you needed to take thoughts captive? How do you put on the helmet of salvation?

(3) How do you allow the word to change your thinking? What helps you think the thoughts of the Lord? (Isaiah 55:9-11)