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The Armor of God-The Belt of Truth

The Armor of God-The Belt of Truth
Opening Illustration: The Belt Named Ed
Different types of belts
1. The Championship Belt
2. Batman’s Belt
3. The Seat Belt
4. Karate Belt
Obviously, there are lots of belts out there.
When I was a kid, I was inspired to tell the truth.  No, I was not inspired by a person.  I was not inspired by an ideal or philosophy.  I was inspired to tell the truth by a belt.  A belt that I affectionately named “Ed”.  Why did I name this belt “Ed”?  I named it this because this belt belonged to my father.  Engraved on the the belt is his name “Ed”.  I never knew why Dad put his name on his belt.  Perhaps if he was lost, hit with a rock and had amnesia, he could remember that his name was Ed.  
Now I had particular dread for this certain belt because it was this belt that was used to discipline me as a kid.  So, if I lied or disobeyed, my Dad would tell me to go and get the belt.  I knew which belt he was talking about.  He wanted to belt named Ed.  
Now Scripture…

The Full Armor of God: The Struggle

The Full Armor of God: The Struggle
Time To Suit Up

Christians: Waging War or Walking Wimps?
Quote: Waging War “Once war is forced upon us, there is no alternative than to apply every available means to bring it to a swift end. War’s very object is victory-not prolonged indecision.” Patton
Background of Ephesians
For a brief time at the end of his second missionary journey, and then for more than two years on his third missionary journey, Paul ministered to the church at Ephesus (Acts 18:18–21; 19:1–41). During his time in this city that housed the famous temple to the Greek goddess Artemis, Paul saw many converted to faith in Jesus Christ and many others who opposed his preaching in the synagogues and homes. One prominent silversmith, Demetrius, who made implements for the worship of Artemis, found his business suffering greatly because people were converting to Christianity. The ensuing near-riot led Paul to leave the city, but only after the apostle had done much to stabilize and g…

The Bible Doesn’t Say That! The Devil Made Me Do It!

The Bible Doesn’t Say That! The Devil Made Me Do It!
Welcome: How Well Do You Know The Bible?
1. The first book of the Bible is Guinness's.  In the book of Guinness Adam and Eve were created from an apple 2. (Hmm could they mean Genesis?) 3. Adam and Eve were created from an apple tree. Noah's wife was Joan of the Ark. Noah built the ark and the animals came on in pears. 4. Moses went to the top of Mount Cyanide to get the 10 Commandments. 5. The first commandment was when Eve told Adam to eat the apple. 6. The seventh commandment is thou shalt not admit adultery. 7. Lot's wife was a pillar of salt by day and a ball of fire by night. 8. Samson slayed the Philistines with the axe of the apostles. 9. The greatest miracle in the bible is when Joshua told his son to stand still and he actually obeyed him. 10. Unleavened bread is bread made with no ingredients. 11. A Christian should have only one wife. This is called monotony. 12. Joshua led the Hebrews in the battle of Gerito…