Preacher: Jerry Cisar
One of the most well-known passages in the New Testament letters is that which calls us to “put on the full armor of God” (Eph. 6:10-18). One can even obtain plastic armor like that of a Roman soldier for their children to put on, though I’m pretty sure this does more to mask the text than help them understand it.
Paul has been building a theme that climaxes here in this final chapter. As the adopted children of God we are no longer children of rage but children of light. How proper then for us to wear the armor that God’s divine warrior-king, Jesus the Promised King, would wear. It will be necessary in order that we might wage a war that matches our message of peace—as if it were a war on war itself.
How any one of us ever fit into God’s armor? That’s where the secret lies. You can’t fit into God’s armor and were never meant to. Paul had something else in mind.
Join us in worship this Sunday as we freshly explore Ephesians 6 and the armor of God, learning how to imagine the kingdom of our King, Jesus!