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Book of Ephesians

A Sermon on Ephesians 6:14

Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, (ESV)

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As Christians, we are no longer servants of the world, but of God. We are God’s special people. Listen to this sermon on Ephesians 6:14 as Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones shows how we should view the world in light of our life in Christ. It is important for us to realize that we are in the world, but we are not of it. Our citizenship is now in heaven, and the world is no longer our home. Because of this, we no longer focus on the temporary or materials things that do not last. Dr. Lloyd-Jones then moves on to focus on the importance of preparation. Preparing for our place in heaven means casting off the works of darkness and putting on the armor of God. It means that we spend our time and energy on preparing for our future home than using it on our temporary home. Lastly, Dr. Lloyd-Jones concludes his sermon by focusing on the practical deductions of these truths. Most importantly, these truths need to be something that we practice, not just things we say. Preparing for our future home and living for God calls for action. He encourages us to live these truths out in our lives as we walk with Christ. 

Additional Scripture Translations

Ephesians 6:14, New American Standard Bible

14Stand firm therefore, having belted your waist with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,

Ephesians 6:14, King James Version

14Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

About Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was a Welsh evangelical minister who preached and taught in the Reformed tradition. His principal ministry was at Westminster Chapel, in central London, from 1939-1968, where he delivered multi-year expositions on books of the bible such as Romans, Ephesians and the Gospel of John. In addition to the MLJ Trust’s collection of 1,600 of these sermons in audio format, most of these great sermon series are available in book form (including a 14 volume collection of the Romans sermons), as are other series such as "Spiritual Depression", "Studies in the Sermon on the Mount" and "Great Biblical Doctrines". He is considered by many evangelical leaders today to be an authority on biblical truth and the sufficiency of Scripture.