A Sermon on Ephesians 6:10-13
The Whole Armor of God
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. (ESV)
To not see that there is much in the world to be discouraged by is to be disillusioned. The enemy uses multiple tactics in order to discourage God’s people from being useful for Kingdom work. Join Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones as he discusses how discouragement cripples the life of the Christian and how God has equipped us to fight against this attack in his very Word! From Ephesians 6:10-13, Dr. Lloyd-Jones addresses the difference between self-evaluation and introspection, or looking to one’s self for worth and value. Dr. Lloyd-Jones combats this by stating that what makes a man a Christian is not anything that he will find within himself, but simply through the blood of our Savior! Our assurance can never come from ourselves; this will only breed discouragement. We must instead combat our own doubts and discouragement with thankfulness over what Christ has already accomplished. This is a truth that should demand action from us, saturating every aspect of our lives and ministry. Listen as Dr. Lloyd-Jones presents the hope that can be found in the midst of our discouraging world and the friend that we have in Jesus- a friend who is no stranger to the hurdles we face.