Life is a battleground - this is a passage about spiritual warfare. It's good for us to remember that King Jesus has come, he has brought a kingdom, he has defeated Satan so he can no longer deceive the nations. He cannot stop Christ's church. The gates of hell cannot prevail against God's church.
Sermon Category: Ephesians
This is a moment in history where the true church of Jesus can shine in a dark and terrible place. What is the cultural cost of the social patterns....people don't have a great example of what to look up to and emulate. Today, we'll discuss Gospel Marriages...
The theme of these last three chapters of Ephesians is our Christian Walk...time and again, we are told to watch how we walk.
We have been studying Ephesians for a bit...this morning we will begin in verse one of chapter 5. Paul is instructing the church to live a holy life - this is everyday holiness. Wonder what you think about when you think about holiness?
The passage Paul is addressing the struggle we often feel to conform to this world. It really is a personal warning that even true believers can fall into apathy...
I have really enjoyed speaking about the personal interactions that Jesus had, that's what brought me here. And also reflecting on the nature of Scripture. The story of the rich man and Lazarus is really a story about the Pharisees, the personal interactions that Jesus had with the Pharisees that led to this powerful, fascinating parable. He is rebuking them and exposing them through the use of this parable.
We have been journeying through this book for a while. To understand the meaning behind this Scripture, we need to be reminded that Paul is addressing God's miracle people. Now we are a saved people, a rescued people. a redeemed people, a born-again people...
Today, we will be talking about Paul's vision of the church. We equip the saints to go out into the world and serve. God gives us appointed leaders - Apostles, Prophets, evangelists, pastors and teacher, and while two of them (Apostles and prophets) don't exist today, the others do.
We have arrived at the great doxology. The book of Ephesians is broken down into two major sections Chapters 1-3 are
Paul's great exhortations and high doctrines and 4-6 cover the imperative and its application. This doxology is really a deep breath of grace.
Part 2 of 2 in the Family Prayers series from Ephesians...We have been moving through the book of Ephesians for last 6 months and have arrived at prayers..
In this chapter of Ephesians, Paul explains the mystery of the Gospel - that believing Jews and believing Gentiles are joined together into one body of Christ, into one Church, and no longer separated before God as such.
We have been moving through the book of Ephesians for last 6 months. We have arrive at the beautiful section where Paul discusses prayer. Notice the priority of praise. We want this to shape our families, our church, and our life.