Ephesians Series • 24. The Breastplate of Righteousness Ephesians 6:14b, pt. 2 (October 25, 2020) Today’s episode of Triumphal Feast is part 2 of the message about The Breastplate of Righteous found in Ephesians Chapter 6. We will begin with an example of Ananias and Saphira to show that our outward righteous acts are not enough to justify us before God. We must have Christ righteousness counted to us to stand before an holy God. Blessed is the man that knows what he has done but also understands that it is not counted against him
Ephesians Series • 24. The Breastplate of Righteousness Ephesians 6:14b, pt. 1 (October 25, 2020) Elder Bryce continues to look at Paul’s charge to us to put on the whole armor of God in order to be prepared as disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. We need natural armor to fight natural warfare. We also need spiritual armor to fight spiritual battles. Much like a bullet-proof vest, the breastplate of righteousness protects are heart. Our understanding of righteousness is very vital to how we live every day.
Our own righteousness is no better than that of the Scribes and Pharisees. We need something much greater to justify us before a Holy God.
We do not have to slavishly seek to please God by our will or works. We can, with great liberty, live our live in thankful righteousness.
Fellow child of the King, if we do not give God the glory, who will?
I discovered the reason I wasn’t being persecuted was because I wasn’t acting righteous enough!
Whether you are actually hungry or you hunger and thirst after righteousness, the feeling is the same — empty.
Poor, weak, and worthless though I am, I have a rich Almighty Friend! Jesus, the Savior is His name. He freely loves and without end.
The life of Jesus Christ is the standard of holiness. When we compare, or rather contrast, our life to that of Jesus we will see we fall very short and that we too need…Mercy.
Luke turns our focus from the law to Christ. The law points to the righteousness of God, so it is important. However, Jesus is the fulfillment of that law for us.