Posts from May 2021

Posts from May 2021

Flaming Arrows

“In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one” (Ephesians 6:16) A shield is a piece of armour that we are probably very familiar with. Soldiers have shields, knights have shields, police have shields, superheroes have S.H.I.E.L.D (ok, that one is slightly different!), but we are familiar with the job of a shield – to protect the carrier. This particular shield (Scutum) was made from…

These Boots Were Made For Walking

“Wear shoes on your feet which are the Good News of peace” – Ephesians 6:15 Now, I’m no Imelda Marcos but I do love a good shoe – namely a brown boot, or a flip flop (mostly because it’s fun to say!). Whilst shoes are fun to collect, they serve a very functional purpose – to protect our feet and help us move from one location to another without injury (most of the time!). And no shoe was more practical…

Totally Righteous dude!

“Nothing can damn a man but his own righteousness; nothing can save him but the righteousness of Christ” – Charles Spurgeon The next item of armour Paul says we are to don is the breastplate of righteousness (Eph 6:14). The breastplate was the piece of armour that covered the neck to the thigh. It consisted of two pieces – one that covered the front and one that covered the back. Typically, it was made of bronze or chainmail, with hoops…