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A Conference for Northern California Churches

Gil Stieglitz


Principles to Live By

Roseville, CA


Dr. Gil Stieglitz is the Discipleship Pastor and head of groups at Bayside Church in Granite Bay, CA. He has served as Executive Pastor, Campus Pastor, and a Senior Pastor in various churches in California, and founded Principles to Live By to spread insights about life lived God’s way. Gil also served for 13 years as a Denominational Executive with the EFCA helping churches become vibrant. He continues as a graduate school professor and teaching pastor in various churches.

He has an M.A. in Biblical Exposition and a Ph.D. in Christian Leadership with a special emphasis in Spiritual Warfare. He has authored over 25 books including 4 bestsellers: Spiritual Disciplines of a Christian; Becoming a Godly Husband; Becoming a Godly Wife; Marital Intelligence. His newest book, Building a Ridiculously Great Marriage comes out in late-2019.

2016 Workshop

21st Century Issues: Secrets of God's Armor


God does not give us theories in Scripture. He tells us how to live in a dynamic and restful way (Matthew 11:28-30). The same is true when it comes to God’s Armor revealed in Ephesians 6:10-18, but so often we have missed what God was really saying. We get lost in an analysis of Roman military equipment. There is a subtle danger in associating too closely the spiritual armor with the Roman armor. We can believe that the spiritual weapon will act in the same way and with the same limitations as the Roman pieces of armor. But each of the spiritual pieces of armor is powerful way beyond any comparison to belts, shields, swords, and the like.

This book takes a different approach. We examine what the heroes of the faith (Job, David, Peter, Paul, Moses, etc., and most importantly Jesus) actually did when they encountered the Devil. What they did perfectly matches the pieces of God’s Armor but only after you look past the Roman military metaphor and see the actual spiritual weapon. The heroes of the faith challenged the strategies of the Devil with truth, righteous actions, strategies of peace, God-designed risk, daring ways of escape, whispers of God’s Word, specific prayers, and feedback-corrected actions. And they won over and over again with these simple but powerful spiritual weapons.

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