The Breastplate of Righteousness

Ephesians 6:14 | Sermon Resources | 29 January 2023


In the sermon this week Pastor Billy continues to unpack the “whole armor of God,” described in Ephesians 6, coming to the breastplate of righteousness.  We will consider the necessity of this item in taking a stand against the devil’s schemes and the confidence it produces within us when we actually put it on.

Discussion Questions

  1. What were your key “takeaways” from the sermon this week?
  2. Referring to Genesis 3, Pastor Billy made the case that one of the fundamental lies of the devil is, “You can do it on your own.”
    • What evidence do you see that the world has bought this lie?
    • Where in your life does the devil tempt you with this lie?
    • How does the breastplate of righteousness help us to defeat this lie?
  3. What is the difference between the devil’s lie, “you are beyond hope,” and Paul’s words in Ephesians 2:1, “you were dead in your trespasses and sins”?
  4. In what way does the breastplate of righteousness produce confidence in our lives?
  5. What is the difference between worldly confidence and gospel confidence?
  6. In what area of your life would you like to experience greater confidence?
  7. How specifically do we “put on” this piece of the whole armor of God?
  8. What is one thing you will do as a result of studying this passage?


“The deceit, the lie of the devil, consists of this: that he wishes to make man believe that he can live without God’s word.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“There I began to understand that the righteousness of God is…a gift of God… And this is the meaning: the righteousness of God is revealed by the gospel, namely, the passive righteousness with which merciful God justifies us by faith…Here I felt that I was altogether born again and had entered paradise itself through open gates.” – Martin Luther

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