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Slaves of Christ

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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The Bible has made it clear that the lifeves of the Christians will not be one of ease, but a continuous battle against the evil one. In order to live in victory, onewe must put on the breastplate of righteousness. The question, then, is how does one we do this? Listen asIn this sermon on Ephesians 6:14 titled “Slaves of Christ,” Dr. Martytn Lloyd-Jones explains what it means to put on the breastplate of righteousness in this sermon on Ephesians 6:14. He begins by stating that putting on the breastplate of righteousness can be equated to putting on Jesus and walking in the Spirit. Walking in the Spirit shows that the Christian iswe are a new creation in Christ and have made Him theour master rather than themourselves. Second, he explains that to understand the breastplate of righteousness, onewe must first understand that theywe were once dead in theirour sins, but have been made alive through Christ Jesus. TheyWe are no longer under the reign of the lLaw and unrighteousness, but under the reign of grace.. Dr. Lloyd-Jones reminds He ends by pointing out that in putting on the breastplate of righteousness, the Christianwe needs to realize the help available to themus through Jesus Christ, theour High Priest. It is through these actions and realizations that theywe will stand in victory in the day of battle.

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.