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Is Your Shield Up? (3 to 5)
Series: Ready to Rumble
Pastor Jeff Schreve
If you have your Bibles, please turn to Ephesians chapter 6, Ephesians chapter 6. We're in a series called, "Ready to Rumble," and we're learning about the armor of God.
Ephesians chapter 6 and verse 10 says this: "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, that you may be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the full armor of God that you may be able to resist in the evil day and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace. In addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming missiles of the evil one. And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God." In 1966, a television show hit the air waves. It was a sci-fi show. It didn't do all that well. It only lasted for three seasons. The company that put it on, I believe it was NBC, they said, "Well, foot. This hasn't really done very well, so let's sell it off in syndication and see if we can recoup some of our production costs." And when they sold it to syndication, the re-runs caught fire and people began to watch. And Star Trek became a phenomenon.
How many in here are Trekkie fans, can I see your hands? You like Star Trek. Star Trek was a show that I grew up in. They began to show re-runs in the 70s, and that was kind of my time to grow up, late 60s, and early 70s. And I began to just follow that. And I love Captain Kirk. My son-in-law, Jay, knows that I like Cap ...
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