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Welcome to our study on putting on the full Armor of God, found in Ephesians 6:10-20. We’ll be looking deeper into each piece of the armor so we can learn how to take it up and use it in the spiritual battle against evil. Join our study by reading today’s scripture below and journaling about it using SOAP (click on the “What’s SOAP?” link above to learn more). An example SOAP from our team is below today’s Bible reading. We love hearing from you! Please use the comment section of our website to share your SOAP or thoughts on the verse. Join us as we build unity and community through God’s Word!
“…and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the Gospel of Peace…” (Ephesians 6:15)
Jesus Has Risen
After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.
2 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. 4 The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.
5 The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. 7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”
8 So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9 Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”
The Guards’ Report
11 While the women were on their way, some of the guards went into the city and reported to the chief priests everything that had happened. 12 When the chief priests had met with the elders and devised a plan, they gave the soldiers a large sum of money, 13 telling them, “You are to say, ‘His disciples came during the night and stole him away while we were asleep.’ 14 If this report gets to the governor, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble.” 15 So the soldiers took the money and did as they were instructed. And this story has been widely circulated among the Jews to this very day.
The Great Commission
16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
All Power Unto Jesus | Dyea Rowland
The crucifixion and resurrection brought the power and authority to the hands of Jesus. Holding His disciple’s hands through it all, He continues to tell them to go forth teaching all the nations of this news. And to make people of the nations new by baptizing them, which at that time they will acquire the same power and peace through Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
Being baptized and being brought into Your family has shown me great love. It has given me great peace, all through Your power. It makes me want to be a disciple of Yours, telling everyone what You have done for me and continue to do for me. Thank You for Your promise of always being with me. I feel securely wrapped in You (and my feet do too), and having that comfort influences me pushing forward fulfilling Your Great Commission.
Father, I have just the right shoes for the job. I love You so much. In Jesus’ name…Amen.
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