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United Church of God Posts Bible Study Guides to Help Christians Use Armor of God

New UCG online Bible study lessons examine the spiritual armor that God provides to protect Christians from the forces of evil.

Cincinnati, OH, March 13, 2010 --( Many Christians have heard of the armor of God listed by the apostle Paul: the breastplate of righteousness, the helmet of salvation, the shield of faith and more. The United Church of God has done an in-depth study of each of these ancient items, which yielded some incredible lessons that provide practical, real-world answers for Christians today. These new lessons have been posted at the Web site.

Paul wrote his letter to the Church of God in Ephesus while imprisoned under the watchful eyes of Roman soldiers. Observing their armor, he came to see that, just as the Roman soldiers required the best physical armor to win their wars, Christians need the armor of God to successfully fight their adversary, Satan the devil.

Paul explained that by putting on all of God’s armor, the Christian can be assured of withstanding the enemy’s onslaughts.

Research into the function of each piece of armor and the attribute Paul assigns to it has been turned into nine fascinating and helpful online Bible study lessons.

Taking Up the Whole Armor of God
The Belt of Truth
The Breastplate of Righteousness
The Shoes of the Preparation of the Gospel of Peace
The Shield of Faith
The Helmet of Salvation
The Sword of the Spirit, the Word of God
The Power of Prayer and Supplication in the Spirit
The Cloak of Zeal (this one is from the book of Isaiah).

The lessons use modern and biblical stories and scriptures to provide relevant and helpful answers. The lessons also include a practical “Apply Now” section and links to related resources.

“The Bible is a unique book full of inspiration, wisdom and practical answers,” said Mike Bennett, United Church of God editorial content manager. “But it doesn’t claim to be an easy book. It can be intimidating and overwhelming at first glance. These new online Bible Study Guides are designed to help. We want these lessons to be relevant, engaging and life-changing—making your life better now and giving you a real, solid hope for your future.”

The site is frequently updated with new material, and so students are encouraged to sign up for the Bible Study Guides e-mail newsletter. E-mail subscribers will receive updates about all the new lessons, as well as other relevant Bible study material. It’s all totally free, and subscribers can cancel anytime they like.

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