Exegetical Paper Ephesians 6:10-20

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LIBERTY UNIVERSITY

EXEGETICAL PAPER
EPHESIANS 6:10-20

A PAPER SUBMITTED TO DR. LUCAS
IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR
THE COURSE NBST 652 HERMENEUTICS

LIBERTY THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

BY
KELLY TODD

LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA
FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2012
CONTENTS
OBSESERVATIONS 1 MAIN IDEA 3 OUTLINE 3 INTRODUCTION 4 HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL CONTENT 5 LITERARY CONTEXT 6 CONTENT 7 The Offensive Comes From God 7 The Defensive Comes From God 7 The Battle is Vast 8 The Armor of God is for Protection 8 The Alert Believer Prays 11 APPLICATION 15 BIBLIOGRAPHY 13

OBSERVATIONS
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the
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44. gospel of peace (vs. 15)
45. shield of faith (vs. 16)
46. flaming arrows (vs. 16)
47. helmet of salvation (vs. 17)
48. sword of the Spirit (vs. 17)
49.Word of God (vs. 17)

Reference to the Trinity
50. Lord - where strength comes from (v. 10)
51. Him - source of might power (v. 10)
52. God - source of armor (v. 11)
53. God - source of all the armor (v. 13)
54. Spirit - source of defense (v. 17)
55. God - source of the word (v. 17)
56. Spirit - power of prayer (v.18)
57. Lord's - ownership of believers (v. 18)

Verbs
58. Be strong (vs. 10)
59. Put on (vs. 11, 13)
60. Take (vs. 11, 17)
61. Struggle (vs. 12)
62. Come (vs. 13)
63. Stand (vs. 13, 13, 14)
64. Have done (vs. 13)
65. Fitted (vs. 15)
66. Take up (vs. 16)
67. Extinguish (vs. 16)
68. Pray (vs. 18, 19)
69. Be alert (vs. 18)
70. Speak (vs. 19)
71. Declare (vs. 20)
MAIN IDEA
God makes provision for believers to advance the mystery of the Gospel.
OUTLINE
I. The Offensive comes from God (10) -The Power of God Advances the Believer in Battle
II. The Defensive comes God (11)- The Armor enables the Believer to hold Position
III. The Battle is Vast (12) A. The Battle is not Flesh - nothing we are able to battle alone B. The Battle is Supernatural - Powerful, numerous, prepared, and Evil
IV. The Armor of God is for protection (13-17) A. All parts are required to Stand Firm vs 13 B. Belt of Truth14 - Holds the armor together C. Breast Plate of Righteousness 14 - Protects vital areas of life -Heart D. Shoes
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