Knowledge Puffs Up
A Sermon on Ephesians 6:10-13
The Whole Armor of God
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. (ESV)
The danger of becoming theoretical; intellect takes over from prayer; the error of an academic approach to the Bible; the danger of professionalism to the preacher; a right way of listening; starting in the Spirit and returning to the flesh; a sense of balance needed; the problem of interest in externals; government and denominationalism; etc. never worship tradition; the prophetic movement and its problems.