Slaves of Christ
A Sermon on Ephesians 6:14
Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, (ESV)
The Bible has made it clear that the lives of Christians will not be one of ease, but a continuous battle against the evil one. In order to live in victory, we must put on the breastplate of righteousness. The question, then, is how do we do this? Listen as Dr. Marytn 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 we are a new creation in Christ and have made Him our master rather than ourselves. Second, he explains that to understand the breastplate of righteousness, we must first understand that we were once dead in our sins, but have been made alive through Christ Jesus. We are no longer under the reign of the Law and unrighteousness, but under the reign of grace! He ends by pointing out that in putting on the breastplate of righteousness, we need to realize the help available to us through Jesus Christ, our High Priest. It is through these actions and realizations that we will stand in victory in the day of battle.
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.