A Sermon on Ephesians 6:10
The Whole Armor of God
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. (ESV)
Readers of Paul will soon recognize that he is a skilled and deliberate letter writer. As Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones comes to the final section of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, he reminds us that his final point is no mere afterthought. This passage is crucial for understanding the Christian life. Dr. Lloyd-Jones masterfully surveys the message of Ephesians and makes thematic connections between what Paul has said previously and what he writes in Ephesians 6:1-13. While the apostle Paul has been reminding Christians who they are, and how they have come to this point, it is vital for them to know the nature of their opposition. Since the devil is a real and powerful enemy, any doctrine of sanctification, says Dr. Lloyd-Jones, that does not take our stand against him into account will fall short of biblical teaching. Moreover, any teaching about the Christian life that depicts it as sentimental, and not as a battle, not only misrepresents the Christian message, but often is a sign of the cults. There is a struggle that wages against the Christian and we must be ready and willing to fight this glorious battle. Listen to Dr. Lloyd-Jones as he encourages us all to fight the war of the Christian life.