Sermons on Ephesians
Exodus 3:13-15 Acts 2:1-4 2 Corinthians 4:5-7 Ephesians 5:1-13 Ephesians 5:13-21 Numbers 6:24
Quite often we get the feeling of joy and gratitude in reverse order. We think that if we are feeling joy that it will make us grateful. This is backwards. We need to be grateful first, no matter the circumstances, and the feelings of joy will follow.
Let us don the Armor of God. Each item plays a role our walk of salvation.
Our work. It is a huge part of our life. We spend an enormous amount of time and energy at it. Can you offer it up to each day as a gift to God? Work like Jesus is your boss.
Parenting is hard. It deserves honor. But as parents we should also be careful to “raise up” our children in the “tenor” that the Lord has for them. It takes humility, patience and prayer, lots of it.
This is a marriage. Some times we need to get back to the simple basics and understand the foundation of relationships. Marriage is a covenant, not just an agreement, and in this covenant is the reflection of the relationship with God.
We were once darkness and now we are light. Christ rescued us from the darkness. So confess and repent, expose our lives to the light and be discerning. What will bring God glory. That is what will fulfill our every need. Walk with precision and purpose continually filled with God’s Spirit.
Take sin seriously! It wreaks havoc on our souls. We were created for something much better.
Have you ever had a gift so special you did not know how to respond? In our continued teaching of the epistle to the Ephesians, Paul switches gears from who we are in Christ to how we walk in light of the unbelievable gift God has given us in Christ.
Understanding who we are in Christ sets us up to be stuards of Gods grace. Don’t be discouraged, be strengthened from the inside. Paul prays that we may know the uncomprehendable love of Christ and be filled.
Again, your identity: remember you were formally excluded, now you are included. Jesus breaks down the wall of enmity and calls us to be unified in the church. Build on His foundation, build the temple with living stones.
We were dead in sin, but made alive in Christ. Raised up to be seated with Christ in the heavenly places. A masterpiece! Do you see yourself as Gods masterpiece?