Soldiers Of The Cross!


Ephesians 6:13-18, 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. 14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints. (NKJV)


It is important for us to understand the metaphor that Paul is using in the above scripture. It is based on the armour and battle dress of the first century Roman soldier. This armour consisted of seven pieces of weaponry. Paul consistently tells us to put the whole armour on. In this sermon, we look at each piece of the armour and its significance to us! 1) The belt of truth, 2) The breastplate of righteousness, 3) The shoes of peace, 4) The shield of faith, 5) The helmet of salvation, 6) The sword of the Spirit 7) The Lance of intercession.

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