A shield...that sounds really heavy. I don't know if I have the strength for this piece. Pastor Scott explains the importance, and how we should not go to battle daily, without it!
At South, we desire to reach those who are far from God, and grow up those who are already in Christ.
This Sunday we celebrated new babies being born, a new young life surrendered to Christ in baptism, and also recognized our deacons, for their above-and-beyond service during the past 15 months.
Our heart and lungs are in the mid-section of our bodies, so they need the most protection in order to keep us alive. The breastplate of righteousness is the spiritual piece that protects our heart-- the thinking/decision-making part of us.