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)
Christians are people in the army of the living God; the sin of self-pity; the danger of being frightened; the importance of reminding ourselves that we are children of God; fleeing in danger's hour; the Christian is to stand; and to stand proudly; the battle of the Lord; the crown of glory awaits.