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Shield of Faith (1): Faith as a Shield

That night, when Danny and Becky were ready for bed, their mother pulled out the book on Roman armor. “We’re up to talking about the shield of faith.” Danny peered at the picture of the Roman legionnaire standing next to his shield. The shield was so big it came up to his waist. “They had […]

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The Breastplate of Righteousness

Danny and his sister Becky crowded around the library book their mom held on her lap. Danny frowned at the picture of a Roman soldier. “What’s he wearing for armor?” Their mom tapped the picture. “It’s a lorica segmentata, the type of breastplate the Roman soldier wore at the time Paul wrote Ephesians. The lorica […]

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The Belt of Truth (2) A Soldier’s Modesty

Danny pointed at the picture in the library book of Roman armor. “What are those things dangling from the sword belt? They look funny.” “Those are called sporrans.” His mom explained. “They were an important part of the Roman sword belt.” “What do they do?” Danny’s sister Becky leaned forward to see the picture. “Becky, […]

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The Belt of Truth (1) The Central Piece

“Are we finally going to talk about some of the armor?” Danny asked his mom. “That’s the cool stuff.” “Yes, we’re going to look at the Roman sword belt.” His mother opened a book they’d gotten at the library and showed Danny and Becky a picture. “The sword belt was the central piece of a […]

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Put on the Whole Armor

After Danny finished swinging his stick and practicing his catechism, he came inside, ate dinner, and got into his pajamas and brushed his teeth. When he and his sister Becky were ready for bed, their mom gathered them together for devotions before bed. “Earlier today, Danny and I talked about being God’s warrior.” His mom […]

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Armed For the Battle

The Battle We Fight Because the whole of the new dispensation constitutes the “last days,” there was a battle for the Christians to whom Paul wrote in Thessalonica, and there is today, and there will be until the end a battle for the young people of the church.  In these latter days, the days grow […]

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