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FREE Bible Study – The Full Armor of God Week 1

August 17, 2020 by Darlene Schacht
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Table of Contents

Week 1 – Part 1 – The Enemy
(Includes table of contents, thoughts on this chapter, weekly questions, a printable chapter, weekly challenge & Bible verse)

Week 1 – Part 2 – Concluding Thoughts on Week 1
(Includes concluding thoughts, answer key, and a weekly printable)

Week 2 – Part 1 – The Belt of Truth
(Includes thoughts on this chapter, weekly questions, a printable chapter, weekly challenge & Bible verse)

Week 2 – Part 2 – Concluding Thoughts on Week 2
(Includes concluding thoughts, answer key, and a weekly printable)

Week 3 – Part 1 – The Breastplate of Righteousness
(Includes thoughts on this chapter, weekly questions, a printable chapter, weekly challenge & Bible verse)

Week 3 – Part 2 – Concluding Thoughts on Week 3
(Includes concluding thoughts, answer key, and a weekly printable)

Week 4 – Part 1 – Feet Shod with the Preparation of the Gospel
(Includes thoughts on this chapter, weekly questions, a printable chapter, weekly challenge & Bible verse)

Week 4 – Part 2 – Concluding Thoughts on Week 4
(Includes concluding thoughts, answer key, and a weekly printable)

Week 5 – Part 1 – The Shield of Faith
(Includes thoughts on this chapter, weekly questions, a printable chapter, weekly challenge & Bible verse)

Week 5 – Part 2 – Concluding Thoughts on Week 5
(Includes concluding thoughts, answer key, and a weekly printable)

Week 6 – Part 1 – The Helmet of Salvation
(Includes thoughts on this chapter, weekly questions, a printable chapter, weekly challenge & Bible verse)

Week 6 – Part 2 – Concluding Thoughts on Week 6
(Includes concluding thoughts, answer key, and a weekly printable)

Week 7 – Part 1 – The Sword of the Spirit
(Includes thoughts on this chapter, weekly questions, a printable chapter, weekly challenge & Bible verse)

Week 7 – Part 2 – Concluding Thoughts on Week 7
(Includes concluding thoughts, answer key, and a weekly printable)


In Ephesians Chapter 6, Paul arms believers by laying out the full armor of God. Every piece from The Belt of Truth to The Sword of the Spirit is a vital part of our defence against the enemy. That fight you had with your husband… that rift between family members… those doubts you had about your faith… that temptation that led you astray… the real enemy there was Satan and his army of angels. If we hope to live a victorious life, we must be fully protected and ready to stand our ground at all times.This 7-part study will lead you toward a deeper walk with the Lord, and a greater defence of your faith.


The study is free as each lesson is provided to you week-by-week! It’s also a great study to do with your husband as it’s not exclusive to women.

Option 1:

If you would prefer to pick up a copy of the study guide instead of printing the lessons out, The Full Armor of God is available now at Amazon.com. When you purchase a copy of the study guide you’re helping to support this ministry as we share the gospel with over 500,000 women around the world.

Option 2:

Scroll down the page (near the bottom) to find a FREE PDF version of this week’s lesson. Look for the image with the red seal on it. Come back each Tuesday as I’ll be providing the printable lessons week-by week.

* With either option, make sure you come back on Fridays for my thoughts on each lesson.


This series is designed to guide you through a 7-week Bible study experience on the full armor of God as laid out in Ephesians 6:10-16. It’s a study that’s rich with life-lessons on faith, temptation, strength, and hope.

As we dig into scripture we’ll focus on the following topics each week.

Note: In addition to the weekly schedule below, I’ll provide you with a free printable each week. This week’s printable will be available on Friday so come back then to find out what it is!

Week 1 (Today)
Introduction The Full Armor of God
Chapter 1: The Enemy
Weekly Recap at Time-Warp Wife.com (August 21, 2020)

Week 2 (Tuesday, August 25, 2020)
Chapter 2: The Belt of Truth
Weekly Recap at Time-Warp Wife.com (August 28, 2020)

Week 3 (Tuesday, September 1, 2020)
Chapter 3: The Breastplate of Righteousness
Weekly Recap at Time-Warp Wife.com (September 4, 2020)

Week 4 (Tuesday, September 8, 2020)
Chapter 4: Feet Shod With the Gospel of Peace
Weekly Recap at Time-Warp Wife.com (September 11, 2020)

Week 5 (Tuesday, September 15, 2020)
Chapter 5: The Shield of Faith
Weekly Recap at Time-Warp Wife.com (September 18, 2020)

Week 6 (Tuesday, September 22, 2020)
Chapter 6: The Helmet of Salvation
Weekly Recap at Time-Warp Wife.com (September 25, 2020)

Week 7 (Tuesday, September 29, 2020)
Chapter 7: The Sword of the Spirit
Weekly Recap at Time-Warp Wife.com (October 2, 2020)

Each week I’ll provide you with questions to get you digging and thinking a little deeper.

Scroll down the page to find the notes and questions for this week, or simply go straight to the Bible study journal below.

On Fridays I’ll post my thoughts as they pertain to each chapter, so make sure that you come back on Fridays for that. If you would like to share your thoughts on the study, you can do so in the comment section below.


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ONLINE RESOURCES: 

These are my favourite online Bible study tools!

Bible Gateway – Every version you can imagine is online
Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible
Looking for an easier commentary? Here’s the Concise Version
Other commentaries you might prefer
Interlinear Bible – I love this one!
Blue Letter Bible – Dig into the Hebrew and Greek
Bible Word Search


Chapter 1 – The Enemy

Regardless of how many times society tries to deny it, there’s more to this world than that which we can see, touch, and hear. There’s the physical realm and a spiritual realm. There’s good and evil. There’s a God at work in our lives and an enemy who seeks to destroy us.

The Bible tells us, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.” (1 Peter 5:8, KJV)

I wonder—how many of us are truly on guard? Are we prepared for an attack? Are we cautiously observing the way that we live, what we’re listening to, and what we’re allowing into our minds? 

Last summer two dangerous fugitives were on the run in Canada. Newspaper headlines warned us that they were close to home. People were on the lookout. Keeping our ears and our eyes open, we kept watch. In fact, one small town in our province was instructed to stay in their homes until the impending danger was gone. We warned our children to be careful, did everything we could to protect them, and we ourselves were careful as well. That’s how it should be when the enemy is approaching. We must be attentive, watchful, and wise. 

In Old Testament times, towers were built so that watchmen could stand guard to look over the fields or the gates of a city. Because of its height one could see the enemy approaching from a distance, giving them enough time to sound a warning. He saw who came and who went through the city gates. 

Ezekiel Chapter 33:1-6 lays out the duty of a watchman whose job it was to blow the horn as danger approached. The scripture also points out that those who hear the sound have a responsibility to heed the warning. I encourage you to study this beautiful portion of scripture, and to meditate on its words. 

So, who is this lion the Bible is talking about? Who is the enemy we should be cautious of? 

Ephesians 6:11 says, “Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” The word “devil” that we see there is translated from the Greek word, “diabolos” (Strong’s G1228) which means to slander or defame. Satan is also known as Lucifer, the accuser, the deceiver, the evil one, the wicked one, the destroyer, and the ruler of this world. 

While the Bible clearly points out who Satan is and the danger he poses to us, most Americans (even those who refer to themselves as ‘Christian’) don’t believe in the existence of Satan. In fact, a nation-wide survey conducted by The Barna Group revealed that 40% of Christians strongly agreed that Satan “is not a living being but is a symbol of evil. That tells us 40% are ignoring the fact that Jesus Himself said, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.” (Luke 10:18, NIV)

The first step in defending ourselves against the enemy is acknowledging that he exists. If we don’t believe there’s an enemy, how could we possibly recognize the potential danger we’re in?

We see Satan depicted in books, cartoons, and movies as a red-horned maniac wielding a pitchfork. The reality is, however, that he’s not so easy to recognize as one might think. In fact, 2 Corinthians 11:14, Paul says that “he masquerades as an angel of light.” He’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing, a lion concealed by the shadows, waiting to pounce.

I’ve heard the saying “in like a lion and out like a lamb” in reference to the month of March. Year after year, the first week is ushered in by harsh weather, but by the 31st, we’re greeted with warm temperatures and clear skies. On the flip side of that, Satan’s character could be described as “in like a lamb and out like a lion.” He comes to us ever so softly and unassuming, with cunning words and flattering lips he deceives. His sole agenda is to devour us by tearing us down. He wants to see both our lives and our spirits destroyed, and until he does that he’ll revisit again and again.

Peter warns us. Like a watchman who’s guarding the city he shouts from the tower, “Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him,” he says. “Stand firm in the faith.” 

The question is, what weapons do we have in our armory? What protection do we have against this impending attack?

Ephesians Chapter 6:10-18 answers this question loud and clear as Paul lays out the full armor of God. As I write this, I can’t stress the word “full” enough, for every piece of armor from The Belt of Truth to The Sword of the Spirit is a vital part of our defence. We must be fully protected and empowered through the working of the Holy Spirit at all times. 

That fight you had with your husband… that rift between family members… those doubts you had about your faith… the anger you felt when you were betrayed… that temptation that led you astray… the real enemy there was Satan and his army of angels. 

Paul writes, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore, put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.” (Ephesians 6:12-13, NIV)


Pause and Reflect

Q. According to a survey conducted by the Barna Group, what percentage of people who refer to themselves as “Christian” believe Satan is just a symbol of evil, and not a living being?

Q. Which two realms are mentioned in this chapter?

Q. What does Revelation 12:4 say? Write the verse out here:

Q. What does Satan masquerade as?

Q. Who is known as “The Ruler of This World?”

Q. What does James 4:7 teach us about handling temptation?

Q. Peter warns us about the dangers of Satan, but then reveals to us how we are to overcome him. What is Peter’s advice to us?

Q. What are the different names given or used to describe Satan in the Bible? See the references below.

Job 1:6 ____________________________________________________      

Isaiah 14:12  _______________________________________________

Ezekiel 28:14  ______________________________________________

Matthew 4:1 _______________________________________________

Matthew 4:3 _______________________________________________

Matthew 9:34 ______________________________________________

Matthew 12:24 _____________________________________________

Matthew 13:39 _____________________________________________

John 14:30  ________________________________________________

2 Corinthians 4:4 ___________________________________________

2 Corinthians 6:15 __________________________________________

Ephesians 2:2 ______________________________________________

Revelation 9:11 _____________________________________________

Revelation 12:9 _____________________________________________

Revelation 12:10 ____________________________________________


This Week’s Challenge

Be attentive, watchful, and wise. Do not be naive when it comes to the dangers of temptation. Guard your hearts and minds.


This Week’s Bible Verse

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour. (1 Peter 5:8, KJV)


The Full Armor of God 7-Week Bible Study Journal available now @Amazon.com

Now available at Amazon.com

When you purchase a copy of the study guide you’re helping to support this ministry as we share the gospel with over 500,000 women around the world.


The Armor of God: Printable Version – Week One

Note: This download is only for week 1 of the study. Come back next Tuesday for part 2. There are seven parts in total. Click here to view and download this week’s lesson.

About the Author

Darlene Schacht and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada where the summers are beautiful and the winters are cold. Together they’ve come to learn that relationships aren’t always easy, but that marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a treasure worth fighting for.

She began her publishing journey about twelve years ago when she pioneered one of the first online magazines for Christian women, known at the time as “Christian Women Online Magazine.” After three years, Darlene left CWO to blog as a solo author at Time-Warp Wife Ministries.

It was also during this transition that she worked alongside actress Candace Cameron Bure to write the NYT Best-Selling book, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Spiritual and Physical FitnessReshaping it All was the winner of both the 2011 USA Best Book Awards and the 2012 Christian Reading Retailers Choice Awards.

Author of more than 15 books, Darlene continues to write and to minister to her readers through her blog at TimeWarpWife.com.

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You are loved by an almighty God,

Darlene Schacht
The Time-Warp Wife

3 thoughts on “FREE Bible Study – The Full Armor of God Week 1

  1. I have purchased ‘The full armor of God’ workbook from Amazon and I LOVE it! It is going to be a great life lesson because sometimes I think we, as Christians, think that these TOOLS(The armor of God) are for only Spiritual things….Not True! This is for every single day of our lives as you have so eloquently pointed out with your words! I love your Bible Studies because they are simplistic and to the point… Even children are able to understand! Keep up the good work! You are awesome! Thank You!

  2. I’ve ordered the book Darlene and i just did the first section on The Full Armor of God. I love it and thank you for the work it takes to put these studies out and I’m grateful for you. Cant’ wait till Friday when I get my book.
    I will get caught up on one as quick as I can. Thanks so much.

    Your friend and sister in Christ Loresa

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