Bethany Independent Presbyterian Church


“Be strong in the LORD” Ephesians 6:10-18

“Be strong in the LORD” Ephesians 6:10-18


1. The Teaching of Strength

a) Potential of strength

b) Prayer for strength

i) Old Testament

ii) New Testament

2. The Challenge

a) To desire that strength of God Ephesians 3:14-20

b) To seek that strength



1. Danger of being drawn to the world

a) Futility of the mind Ephesians 4:17

b) Understanding darkened Ephesians 4:18a

Alienated from God Ephesians 4:18b

c) Ignorance Ephesians 4:18c

d) Blindness of the heart Ephesians 4:18d

e) Being past feeling Ephesians 4:19a

f) Given over to lewdness Ephesians 4:19b

2. Danger of returning to the Past

a) Former conduct Ephesians 4:22a

b) The old man that grows corrupt Ephesians 4:22b

3. Determining to put on the New Man

a) What we have learned about the Lord Ephesians 4:21a

b) Taught by the Lord Ephesians 4:21b

c) Renewed in the spirit of the mind Ephesians 4:23

d) Putting on the new man

i) In true righteousness

ii) In holiness Ephesians 4:24



1. Mighty enemies

a) Principalities

b) Powers

c) Rulers of the darkness of this age

d) Spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places Ephesians 6:12

2. The Power of God is needed

a) Strong in the Lord Ephesians 6:10a

b) The power of His might Ephesians 6:10b

3. The Provision of Armour

a) Waist girded with truth Ephesians 6:14a

b) Breastplate of righteousness Ephesians 6:14b

c) Feet shod with the gospel of peace Ephesians 6:15a

d) Shield of faith Ephesians 6:16

e) Helmet of salvation Ephesians 6:17a

f) The sword of the Spirit Ephesians 6:17b

4. The Place of Prayer in spiritual battle

a) Praying

i) All prayers

ii) Supplication Ephesians 6:18a

b) In the Spirit

c) Being watchful

With all perseverance and supplication Ephesians 6:18b



1. Be strong in the Lord Ephesians 6:10a

2. And in the power of His might Ephesians 6:10b

3. Take up the whole armour of God Ephesians 6:13a

4. Withstand in the evil day Ephesians 6:13b

5. Having done all, to stand Ephesians 6:13c



1. We need not be defeated

a) By the world

b) By sin

c) By Satan

2. We can withstand

a) Any evil things/person

b) Every evil onslaught

3. We can find the strength we need

a) In the Lord

b) In prayer