Calvary Baptist Church W.A.R. Bible Study: The Helmet of Salvation
Study Date: Tuesday, June, 16, 2020
The fifth piece of armor is the helmet which Paul describes as the Helmet of Salvation. The helmet is very vital to the Christian soldier. When one thinks of a helmet it is usually thought of as protective gear for the head. Sports athletes that participate in strenuous physical sports wear helmets. Skateboarders wear helmets, football players wear helmets, and hockey players wear helmets. The purpose for the helmet is to prevent the athlete from serious head injury that can harm or damage the brain and save life.
For the Christian soldier the Helmet of Salvation is not a piece of equipment to be discarded. When Paul wrote to the Ephesians about the Helmet of Salvation they were familiar with the use of a helmet called the galea.
The Roman Soldier wore a helmet to protect the head against attacks from the enemy. All it takes is one blow to the head to render the rest of the armor useless. In battle the enemy attacked the head because he knew the mind made decisions for the rest of the body to react. Here is the point! The analogy of the Helmet of Salvation is an invisible spiritual helmet to protect the mind against lying (blows) assaults from Satan that attack the assurance of our Salvation (deliverance) in Jesus Christ. The Helmet of Salvation does not only assure our salvation in eternity but it also assures us of deliverance from the everyday attacks from Satan. It is all in the mind!!!
Big Picture: The Mind Is The Battlefield of Satanic Attacks To Make Us Doubt The Security Of Our Earthy and Eternal Salvation. The Helmet of Salvation Protects The Mind From Doubt.
Dr. Oscar T. Moses
Key Thought #1:
The enemy wants us to doubt our salvation and the power of deliverance in Jesus Christ. The helmet helps us fight within the battlefield of the mind to assure us of our hope of salvation in Jesus Christ.
- What is salvation? Give 1 scripture.
- How does Isaiah 26:3 pertain to this passage?
- What does the helmet have to do with salvation according to 1 Thessalonians 5:8-11?
Key Thought #2:
During the daily fluctuating rise and fall of cases of COVID 19, protest against police violence and devalue of Black Lives, and overall upheaval in the world, many are thinking about their mortality and the afterlife. Many are just trying to make it through the day. The Helmet of Salvation keeps are mine focused on our hope in Jesus Christ.
- Is it right or wrong to think about whether you will go to heaven or hell? Explain.
- How do these scriptures teach us to put on the Helmet of Salvation?
- Phil 2:5
- Romans 12:1-2
- 2 Corinthians 10:4-5
The Battle Starts In The Mind!
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