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HighTouch Battle Prayer

February 7, 2016 Speaker: Don Reigstad

Topic: Prayer Passage: Galatians 6:10–6:20

What comes to your mind when you hear “spiritual warfare”?
What notable experiences have you had in this?

A. The Right Position, vv. 10-12

a. Each person describe a different situation that comes to mind when you think of “the right position”.

b. A position of strength: “be strong in the Lord”

i. Look up and note some of the blessings that are in the following verses which speak of the Christian’s position “in Christ”:
1. 2 Corinthians 2:14
2. Galatians 2:4
3. Ephesians 1:3; 2:13
4. Philippians 4:19
5. Colossians 2:17
6. 1 Timothy 3:13
7. Philemon 6

ii. Read vv. 18-20. How does prayer keep you in a “position of strength”? Would you care to share and example?

B. The Right Equipment, vv. 13-17

a. Describe a time when you needed a new tool for a project. Why was it important to have just the right tool?

b. The right tool: How do these help in real ways?
i. Belt of truth

ii. Breastplate of righteousness

iii. Shoes fitted…readiness of the gospel

iv. Shield of faith

v. Helmet of salvation

These all suggest that you will take “hits”. What are some “spiritual hits you have taken” in the last year?

vi. Sword of the Spirit.
This suggests that you will “hit back”. What are some ways in which you have “hit back” in the last year or so?

Conclusion: What’s a “spiritual battle” you are facing right now? How can we pray for you as “fellow-soldiers”?