A while back, I talked about God’s armor as described in Ephesians 6. If you missed it, you can read it here: http://wp.me/p132LV-nN. It just so happens Donna wrote a Bible study on the very same thing, so I thought it would be awesome to have her on to go even deeper on the topic. Lucky for me, she agreed!
Donna is the founder of Artesian Ministries and travels to teach her study internationally. You can find her at
www.artesianministries.org or her blog at www.hydratedliving.com. Comment to have a chance to win a free copy of the 8-lesson DVD and accompanying Study Guide book. We’ll draw a name on Thursday, March 22, and the winner will be announced on Friday, March 23!
She’s written and recorded an 8-lesson DVD-based Bible study based on God’s armor that released in November 2011. The study has been very well received and many are already asking for her next study. Here’s a little snippet about the study:
It seems odd that Christianity and warfare are intertwined. Isn’t Christianity about love and peace?
“Yes, but dark spiritual forces launch continuous attacks against us, our loved ones, and every area of our life. Satan’s goal is our complete and utter destruction. Suiting up in God’s armor provides our only hope of survival. God did not provide our armor so we could admire it hanging in our closet. Walking through our day without His armor means walking onto the spiritual battlefield surrounded by snipers we cannot see nor triumph over.” Donna digs verse-by-verse through Ephesians 6:10-18 to reveal the battle, our armor, His protection, and our place in God’s army.
Donna says: “Spiritual warfare is a tough issue for some to face. I have seen some people choose to ignore the raging spiritual warfare because of fear. They abdicate their post on the battlefield because the reality that a powerful, unseen enemy actively labors to destroy them is simply too frightening to bear. Also, we are an exhausted generation. Technology, over-crowded schedules, and over-committed lives allow no margins. Dwelling too long on the topic of spiritual warfare seems overwhelming in light of other obligations, so they just remove it from the list. One less thing to ‘deal’ with, so to speak.”
“God prompted me to write this study because I needed to understand the level of protection that He provides to us. I had heard of ‘suiting up’ and ‘standing firm’, but until I really dug deep into this study, I only vague understood what that meant. This study has changed my faith walk on every level. We are so loved and uber protected by God Almighty Himself!”
Here’s a video preview of the study:
“Lives have been transformed by this study. It has been amazing to hear the personal stories of many, previously shackled by fear, step out in faith in new areas of their personal, relational, and ministry-related journeys. Knowing that God’s armor provides impenetrable protection has fostered a renewed trust and confidence that nothing the enemy attempts will take them out. In hope and His strength, they have relocated and work to rebuild their lives as they help their neighbors do likewise. Let His praises ring!”
Remember, leave a comment here by Thursday, March 22, to have a chance to win the 8-lesson DVD study and study guide.
An engaging speaker, author, Bible teacher and worship leader, Donna has a passion for studying and teaching God’s Word. She has authored 18 Bible studies, numerous devotions, and magazine articles, and serves as a Staff Writer for Blessed Life Magazine.
Donna’s latest full length Bible study on comfort (through Concordia Publishing House) releases in July 2012. She’s currently working on her first non-fiction book with her literary agent, Rachelle Gardner. Donna fuels her creativity with Chick-Fil-A® and Starbucks®, and enjoys writing, blogging about faith-based issues, traveling, reading, singing, and torturing her cats with feather toys.