The Shield of Faith

Why Your Family Tree Needs It

Many sermons on the Shield of Faith (Eph 6.16) spend most of the time talking about the physical description of a 2,000-yr-old Roman shield. 

  • How big was it?
  • What color was it?
  • Did everyone have the same kind of shield?
  • Could they link them together for more protection?
  • On and on the descriptions go…

While I’m a history buff who finds that kind of stuff interesting, I’m often left asking, “So what? Why does this matter to me?”

Paul seems convinced that we’re in the midst of a dangerous battle (cf. Eph 6.11-12), so I want to do more than just read about a shield and hear people talk about weapons.

I want to carry some myself.  And, I want to know how to use them at a moment’s notice.

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