Temptation and Sin
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)
The confusion over temptation and sin; a remnant of sin in the body; the temptation of the Lord; temptation comes from the outside; temptation does not imply a defect; the acceptance and enjoyment of temptation is sin; drawing the distinction between yourself and the assault of the devil on you; resisting the devil; practical instructions; the Christian and doubts.