• Picture Scripture - Soldier

    Picture Scripture – Soldier 6.1

    Monday Picture: Soldier (belt and breastplate) Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-14; Psalm 119:160; 2 Corinthians 5:21 Write any phrases from the selected Bible verses that speak to you:     Take a minute to think about any soldier dressed and ready for combat. This week we will be looking at a soldier spiritually applying the armor of God in order to fight the daily battle of evil. With the application of ALL these pieces of armor, the soldier is able to stand firm (Ephesians 6 repeats “stand firm” many times.) Due to the multiple pieces of armor, today’s focus is BOTH the belt and breastplate. The soldier fastens himself tightly to the…

  • Picture Scripture - Soldier

    Picture Scripture – Soldier 6.2

    Tuesday Picture: Soldier (armored boots) Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-15 (emphasis on v.15); Psalm 18:29-36; Isaiah 61:1; Romans 16:20 Write any phrases from the selected Bible verses that speak to you:      Think of a soldier putting on his combat boots. He makes sure they are the right size and securely laced. Likewise, in order for peace to occur, we too must be prepared to pursue and defeat the enemy. We fight not only for our own freedom but also for those who are held captive. Do you put your “combat boots” on daily, making you ready to crush the enemy? Explain.      Who in your world needs to hear…

  • Picture Scripture - Soldier

    Picture Scripture – Soldier 6.3

    Wednesday Picture: Soldier (shield) Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-16 (emphasis on v.16); Hebrews 11:6; Psalm 18:1-3; Psalm 91:4 Write any phrases from the selected Bible verses that speak to you:     Envision a soldier’s protective shield. The ancient Roman shield was “made from goatskin or calf skin which was stretched over sturdy pieces of wood. It stood four-feet long and three-feet wide…Before going into battle, Roman soldiers drenched their leather-covered shields with water. When the fiery arrows of their enemies struck these soaked shields, the flames were immediately extinguished” (The Armor of God pamphlet, Rose Publishing). Just as this shield protected the soldier physically, our shield of faith protects us from…

  • Picture Scripture - Soldier

    Picture Scripture – Soldier 6.4

    Thursday Picture: Soldier (helmet) Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-17 (emphasis on 17a); Ephesians 2:1-9; Colossians 3:1-2   Write any phrases from the selected Bible verses that speak to you:     Think of a soldier putting on and securely fastening his helmet before battle. He understands a blow to the head is deadly, so it’s carefully applied. Likewise as believers, we must apply the helmet of salvation. In doing so, we choose to focus on the beautiful GIFT of our salvation in Christ as well as the hope of our future that is coming; when doing so, our minds are protected from the present earthly temptations around us. Carefully and slowly read…

  • Picture Scripture - Soldier

    Picture Scripture – Soldier 6.5

    Friday Picture: Soldier (sword) Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-18 (emphasis on v17b-18); Hebrews 4:12; Psalm 18:37-39; James 4:7   Write any phrases from the selected Bible verses that speak to you:     Close your eyes and envision a two soldiers in the midst of a sword fight. One is well prepared and knows exactly when and where to strike; the other is in complete panic. Just like a soldier trains for war and knows how to use his sword appropriately and accurately, we too must be ready to use God’s powerful word in times of distress. Of all the pieces of armor of God, the sword is the only offensive one.…