The Helmet of Salvation – Part 5

“And take the helmet of salvation” (Ephesians 6:17). A Roman soldier’s helmet, known as the cassis or galea, protected a soldier’s skull and neck from enemy blows and falling debris. Fashioned from bronze or iron, the helmet included two hinged side pieces to protect the cheekbones and jaw. Helmets were often lined inside with sponge …

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Breastplate of Righteousness – Part 2

“Having put on the breastplate of righteousness” (Ephesians 6:14). The breastplate was a central part of the Roman soldier’s armor—it provided protection for the torso, which contains vital organs like the heart, lungs and so on. Without a breastplate, a soldier would be asking for death, as any attack could instantly become fatal. With a …

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The Gospel of Peace – Part 3

“having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace” (Ephesians 6:15). Matthew 4:23 “Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.” Mark 1:1 “The beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah the Son of …

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