Lesson 13: Waging Peace (2 Corinthians 10, 1 Timothy 1, 1 Peter 5, Acts 19)
Last week we studied Ephesians 6:10-17 and the spiritual battle armor that Paul says we need to be able to "stand against the schemes of the devil." We noticed two important things. First, that our battle was "against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places," Ephesians 6:12, and second, that almost all of the armor was defensive in nature. That might cause us to decide that we are exclusively "waging peace" in our relationship with other people, as the title of this study suggests. But then Paul said something that did not quite fit. He requested prayer to help him "boldly" (he uses the term twice in Ephesians 6:19-20) proclaim the gospel. Perhaps "waging peace," is more about the "waging" than the "peace." Let's dive into our study of the Bible and see what it says elsewhere about the nature of our battle against evil!
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