Posts from November 2020

Posts from November 2020

Day 7: Offence, Not Just Defence: Is The Battle Won?

Bible Reading: Hebrews 4:1-16, Ephesians 6:17 We’ve had some really incredible thoughts through Surge Armour this month! There couldn’t be a better way to start the month and gradually close out the year! And as we wrap up today, we’d be looking at the last Armour piece listed in Ephesians 6, which is the Sword of the Spirit- the Word of God Typical African parents always have a good hold on final words in a serious or heated conversation with…

Day 6: The Helmet – Our Hope of Salvation and Our Defence

Bible Reading: 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11; Ephesians 6:17 Using bikes as a means of transport is a common thing around here, and it’s a love-hate relationship for me: I love it when it weaves through a hold-up, almost never stuck. The song that comes to mind is Unstoppable God!  But when I look at those bikes from inside a car as they move recklessly through traffic I remember one hymn famous for its use in a Baptist funeral service ‘O Death,…

Day 5: Look Who’s Running Now

Bible Reading: Hebrews 6:10-18; Matthew 16:13-19 If you’re an ’80s or ’90s kid, you’ll be familiar with the game called “Cops and Robbers” (a.k.a Police and Thief). Many versions of this game exist in my memory since we so often had to be innovative and improvise. For the millennials reading this, it’s a game in which kids form two teams; one as cops and the other as robbers. The game proceeds with the police always on the chase and the…

Day 4: Don’t Battle Without Your Boots!

Bible Reading: Ephesians 6:10-15, Matthew 28:18-20 I watched quite a number of American war movies growing up. One striking thing about the soldiers is their preparedness for battle. They are ready emotionally, mentally and physically. From their helmets to camouflage or fatigues (battledress), boots, their guns, health packages and even a water bottle.  When going to battle or preparing for war, you need everything available to guard or defend yourself against the enemy attack.  And in battle, boots are very…

Day 3: Beat your chest (The Breastplate of Righteousness)

Bible reading: Luke15:11-32 As we continue our study on the armoury with which we fight as Christians, it is great to remember that God has not left us without weapons with which to do life. Today we get to zone in on the breast plate of righteousness.  What does it mean to be armed with the breast plate of righteousness ? Who even wears breast plates these days ? I kind of picture it like a bullet proof vest. Or…

Day 2: The Belt of Truth

Bible Reading: 1 John 2:15 – 29, Ephesians 6:14 Have you ever been sold a lie that was so good that you actually started to doubt your mental stability? Like you could have sworn you kept that loaf of bread in the fridge but with after this story you just heard, maybe it was actually just a dream. Or you know you watched that Instagram Live video with your own two eyes (or four eyes) but after listening to this…

Day 1: Get Your Armour or Get Bullied

Bible Reading:  Ephesians 6:10-18; 1 Samuel 17:32-40 Welcome to Surge Armour! I remember a really bad day in my Junior Secondary School when I got bullied by this Senior, who at the time I was convinced didn’t have a heart, or any form of feelings for humanity. I knew for certain that he didn’t have both humanity and sanity, but with every one more slap that he landed on me, the hopes of him even having at least one of…