Sermon Crumbs

1. Other places in the Bible with divine armor imageryincluding Isaiah 11:5, 59:17, and 1 Thessalonians 5:8. Sometimes the link between pieces of armor and body parts differs from Ephesians 6.

2. Ephesians 6 recaps the whole letter.  Notice how Paul’s language in the verses following “Finally” (6:1) echoes what we’ve already heard earlier in Ephesians: POWER in 6:10-11 and 1:19-20; 3:7, 16, 20; DEVIL’S SCHEMES in 6:11 and deceitful scheming in 4:14 and devil foothold 4:27; EVIL SPIRITUAL FORCES in 6:12 and 1:21; 3:10; DARKNESS in 6:12 and 5:8, 11; HEAVENLY REALMS in 6:12 and 1:3, 20; 2:6; 3:10; DAY OF EVIL in 6:13 and 5:16; TRUTH in 6:14 and 1:13;4:15, 21, 24, 25; 5:9; RIGHTEOUSNESS in 6:15 and 4:24; 5:9; PEACE in 6:15 and 1:2; 2:14-17; 4:3; FAITH in 6:16 and 1:15; 2:8; 3:12, 17; 4:5, 13; SALVATION in 6:17 and 1:13