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As in Heaven, Week 5: Outward Through Intercession
October 8, 2023
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Ephesians 6:10-18

As in Heaven, Week 5: Outward Through Intercession

October 8, 2023 / Ephesians 6:10-18

Matthew 6:9–13 (NIV)

There are two equal and opposite errors into which we can fall about the devils. One is disbelief, the other is their existence, the other is to believe and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them.” – CS Lewis

Q:  How have you ever been in the presence of evil before?

1 Peter 5:8 (NIV)                                                                  

1 John 3:8 (NIV)

Ephesians 6:12 (NIV)                                        

2 Corinthians 10:4 (NIV)

Today’s Truth:  Prayer is our weapon to join arms with God’s Kingdom come on earth as in heaven.

Ephesians 6:18–20 (NIV)

⇒ Praying is .

1 John 4:8 (NIV)

We must learn to love man through God by prayer alone.” Hudson Taylor 19th Century Missionary to China

⇒ Our prayer  with the will of God.

2 Chronicles 7:14 (NIV)

God instituted prayer in order to lend to His creatures the dignity of causality.” –Blaise Pascal

Matthew 16:19 (NIV)

⇒ Prayer without is hypocrisy.

James 2:26 (NIV)

“Get’s” in being Outward in Intercession.

  • Get informed.
  • Get inspired.
  • Get indigent.
  • Get in sync.

Matthew 18:19–20 (NIV)

Theme: The Unseen but Real Battle

Share Together  

Who did you fight with the most growing up? What were the common conflicts and why?

Reflect Together  

What impacted you the most from Sunday’s Message? What action steps have you taken/will take from the “As in Heaven Prayer Guide?”

Read and Discuss Together   Ephesians 6:10-18
  • Why does Paul begin with the command to be strong in the Lord? How can we stand firm when faced with struggles or a spiritual attack?

  • Why do we need the armor of God? What can prevent us from putting it on? 

  • After reading about this unseen battle in the heavenly realms, how do you feel about spiritual warfare? Does it psych you up or freak you out?

  • What do you think the schemes of the devil include? How have you seen this in your life?

  • What does each piece of the armor represent and why? How would you apply them in real life?
    • Belt of truth
    • Breastplate of righteousness
    • Shoes / gospel of peace
    • Shield of faith
    • Helmet of salvation
    • Sword of the Spirit
  • Paul adds pray in the Spirit on all occasions to the end of the armor list. How does that fit into the passage? How is prayer a strategic part of our spiritual warfare? How has it been part of your own battle? What results have you seen?

  • What are some situations you’ve faced lately that you needed spiritual armor to take a firm stand against the schemes of the devil?

  • Who or what can intercede in prayer for who is in battle now, including yourself, and in what ways can we pray?

Pray Together 

Take time to share updates on how God is answering prayer and pray for specific needs in your group/family.

This Week’s Prayer Guide: Outward

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