Scriptural Study Groups

ATTENTION: Our regular Sunday 10:30 service has resumed with some changes due to the current situation.

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God bless you and welcome to the website for Scriptural Study Groups, located in Central Ohio.
Columbus Ohio

We hope that the resources on this site will prove to be a help and blessing in your study of the Scriptures.

However, we would ask you to please note that this website is designed primarily for the use and convenience of those who participate in Scriptural Study Groups, and not for advertising or promotional purposes. In light of this we would request that visitors do not list, link to, or otherwise promote this site without our knowledge and permission. Thank you!

Scripturally Speaking
Effectual Prayer

Contrary to much of what is taught today, the Scriptures do not define the Christian life as one which is full of ease and comfort. There is a war going on!

Ephesians 6:10–12
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

You’ll note that Paul does not write, “we can wrestle if we want to” or “we will wrestle when we’re ready,” but simply, “we wrestle.” If you have believed on Jesus Christ, you are in the ring, right now, and your opponent is both powerful and merciless.

We need to be ready to face him.

Ephesians 6:13–17
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

Many books and articles have been written about the specific attributes of each of the implements listed here. The overall picture being painted, however, is that of a believer who is fully knowledgeable and confident regarding every aspect of what has been accomplished for us by our Lord Jesus Christ. In short, if I am going to stand, I must know my identity!

Although many stop reading here, the list does not end here. There remains one other element that is essential if we are going to not simply survive, but prevail in this contest.

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