Outline for Spiritual Warfare Bible Study (abbreviated)

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I.  Introduction to Spiritual Warfare
    A. What is Spiritual Warfare?
    B.  Origin of the conflict
    C.  Spiritual warfare today 

II. Basic Training
            A. Purpose
            B. Kingdoms in Conflict
                        1) Godís kingdom
                        2) Satanís kingdom
            C. How the enemy attacks us
                        1) Tempt through lust of eyes, lust of flesh and pride of life
                        2) Steal, Kill and Destroy
                        3) Oppose the Gospel of Christ
                        4) Veil the mind from the truth
                        5) Weaken faith in God

III. Spiritual weaponry - Part 1
            A. Foundational weapons
            B. The Armor of God
                        1) Introduction
                        2) Armor specifics
                                a. Shield of Faith
                                b. Helmet of Salvation
                                c. Breastplate of Righteousness
                                d. Belt of Truth
                                e. Feet shod w/ preparation of the Gospel of peace
                                f. Sword of the Spirit
                                g. Prayer in the Spirit
                        3) Putting on the Armor

III. Spiritual weaponry - Part 2     
            C.  Other spiritual weapons
                        1) Hope
                        2) Praise
                        3) The Blood of Jesus              
                        4) Love
                        5) The Gifts of the Spirit           
                        6) Anointing with Oil
                        7) Prayer
                        8) Fasting
            D.  Using your spiritual weapons    
                        1) Proper context for spiritual warfare: submission to Godís will
                        2) Mindset for Battle
                        3) Case studies of spiritual warfare from scripture  

IV. Warfare disciplines
            A. Our Trainer and trainers
                       1) God as the Master Trainer
                       2) People as trainers
            B. Disciplines to promote combat readiness
                        1) Having regular quiet times
                        2) Testing doctrine and spirits
                        3) Controlling thoughts
                        4) Exercising Godliness
                        5) Continuous Prayer         

V. Battle Wounds & Recovery
            A. Introduction
            B. Sharing in the sufferings of Christ (physical, emotional and spiritual)
                        1) Examples of suffering (emphasis on spiritual warfare)
                        2) What suffering accomplishes
                        3) How to go through suffering
            C. Recovering from battle wounds
                        1) Battle Damage Assessment
                        2) Unforgiveness & other sin
                        3) Rejecting the enemyís lies
                        4) Reconnecting with the body of Christ
                        5) Seeking God for healing
                        6) Rest
              D. Concluding thoughts

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