Word Outreach Podcast - Encouragement in Christianity with Rudy Vaughan
About This Show
Here's a place for encouragement in the Christian walk, with an international flavor. Not only will you find life direction from the Bible's perspective, but you'll also get to listen to missionaries from around the world as they talk about their journey into ministry and God's work in other countries. Expect to become strengthened in your faith, and inspired to live it out. Since 2001, Rudy Vaughan has been speaking in churches, at youth camps and schools located in various countries around the world. Learn more at wordoutreach.org.
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The Gospel of Peace Shoes and Accepting Our Life Mission - Episode 014 (Part 4 of Prepare Now To Make a Difference)
Wearing the right kind of shoes was critical for the Roman soldier, and the Gospel of Peace shoes are important for us, as well. It's our third kind of spiritual armor from Ephesians 6. In Today's episode: What are the Gospel of Peace shoes? How can we wear them? 2 Tricks of the enemy, and how these shoes can help us to stand strong against these tricks How wearing these shoes can be a help to us in putting on the rest of the armor Hear missionaries from Niger, West Africa In Ephesians 6, the next piece of spiritual armor Paul wants Christians to wear is a pair of the right kind of shoes. Verse 15 “…And, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace.” What is the Gospel of Peace? 4 chapters before Paul talks about having our feet prepared with the Gospel of Peace, there is a passage where Paul mentions “Peace” four times in Ephesians 2:13-19. In this section, the Author of peach is mentioned, as well as 2 groups that were once fighting and now have peace. The 2 groups: Those who were “far off” in verse 13, (the Gentiles), and those who were “near” in verse 17 (the Jews). Why was one group considered far off from God and the other considered near? Gentiles were anyone who was not a Jew. God’s laws didn’t come to them, and they didn’t perform the Old Testament sacrifices. The Jews, however, were near to God. They were His people, and they had received God’s laws and did the sacrifices. There was huge hostility between these 2 groups, and many Jews had great pride in being God’s “chosen people”. Christ is our peace in that Christians have been brought near to God through his death, and also in that He establishes unity among people by His death. So keeping the law is no longer a requirement for having peace with God. Jesus is our peace. 4 important questions about the unity that Jesus creates. 1. Why would Jesus do all this? So that He may present a unified body of believers to the Father. 2. Why would He want to present the unified body to the Father? (John 17:11 “…that they may be one, even as we are one.” Here, Jesus expresses to the Father that he wants those who believe in Him to be one. Also verses 11, 21-23.) The unified believers would serve as evidence to others that Jesus was truly from God. 3. How is this evidence that Jesus i