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The Belt of Truth

Ephesians 6:10-20 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power. Put on the whole armour of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For our struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armour of God, so that you may be able to withstand on that evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand therefore, and fasten the belt of truth around your waist, and put on the breastplate of righteousness. As shoes for your feet put on whatever will mak

Imitators of God

Last week, we entered into an exploration of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, by way of his admonition to “live a life worthy of that which you have been called.” Pastor Cathy suggested that one way to begin living such a life is to become aware of all of the ways that this world has managed to convince us to live lives that are too small— lives that keep us comfortably isolated into groups and tribes who look and think exactly like us, lives that keep us separated from the glorious diversity of God’s creation. She challenged us to life bigger lives— lives that reach out beyond boundaries, speak the truth in love, and strive for gentleness and humility in all things. Well, friends, if you tho

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