The steadfast love of God, the life of Jesus Christ, and the growth
of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
And also with you.
Let us pray. God of all creation, you reach out to call people of
all nations to your kingdom. As you gather disciples from near and
far, count us also among those who boldly confess your Son Jesus
Christ as Lord.
and Children's Messages from this page
a sermon based on Ephesians 6:10-20 by Rev. Randy Quinn
begin, I'd like to read for you another passage of scripture. This one comes
from the 17th chapter of 1 Samuel.
Read 1 Samuel 17:32-39
course, you know how the story ends: David takes his sling-shot and with five
little stones he approaches Goliath; it took just one of those five stones to
bring the giant down.
reason I read it for you today is because of the image of David wearing King
Saul's armor. It's comical to think of a little boy wearing the full armor of
the King. It was much too large, it was much too heavy, it was anything but
helpful for the youth.
is it that Paul suggests we put on the "full armor of God"? Don't you
think it would be a little much for us to wear? Wouldn't the breastplate drag
on the ground as we walk? Wouldn't we stub our toes on the shield as we
struggle along down the road? Wouldn't the helmet fall down over our eyes and
make it impossible to see?