Ephesians Recap “Who Are You Now?”

Ephesians Recap Ephesians Recap “Who Are You Now?” This is the last message in out Ephesians Series. If I could summarize this book in one sentence it would be: Ephesians is about who you are in Christ. In Christ, You are Alive. – you were dead 2:1 – but God 2:4 – by faith 1:13 In Christ, You are A Family. – 2:19-22 – 3:6 – 4:11-13 – 4:25 I Christ You can Act like it. – 4:20-24 – 4:1-3 – 4:29 – 5:3-4 – 6:12 – 6:18 All for His Glory. – 1:6 – 1:12 – 1:14 – 2:7 – … Continue reading Ephesians Recap “Who Are You Now?”

Ephesians 6:21-24 “Heart Encouragers”

This Sunday we examined Paul’s final greetings in his letter to the Ephesians. He tells them that he sent Tychicus to Encourage their hearts. We look at what makes a “heart encourager”. I hope your heart is encouraged as you listen. Ephesians 6-21-24 (Mp3 File for Download) Open your Bible’s please to Ephesians chapter 6. We are going to read verses 21-24. This is the section of the letter that is called “final Greetings”. Here Paul is closing his letter to the church in Ephesus like many of us might finish out an email or a letter written by hand on … Continue reading Ephesians 6:21-24 “Heart Encouragers”

Ephesians 6:10-20 “Who are You Fighting?”

This week we looked at who is our primary enemy according to Ephesians 6:10-20. Many times we are tempted to look at people as our primary enemy, but Paul tells us we do not wrestle against flesh and blood. Ephesians 6-10-20 (Mp3 for download) Open your Bibles please to Ephesians 6:10, we are going to read through verse 20. Before we read, I want you to write something down on your bulletin if you have a pen. Write down the first thing that comes to mind when I ask you this question. Don’t think about it, just  write the first thing … Continue reading Ephesians 6:10-20 “Who are You Fighting?”

Ephesians 6:5-9 “Earthly Masters”

This week’s sermon focuses on our workplaces, and how the way we respond to our bosses or employees is one of the primary ways we share the Gospel with them. Ephesians 6:5-9 (Mp3 file for download) I don’t know about you, but I really enjoyed having the young people up here for the sermon last week. It was a good reminder for all of us parents and children that we are called to a life changing reality of the good news of Jesus. And as a reminder, we must always keep in focus that the things that we are being called … Continue reading Ephesians 6:5-9 “Earthly Masters”

Ephesians 6:1-4 “Children and Parents”

ephesians 6-1-4 Children and parents First off, I want to give a shout out to all the young people who are in this portion of the service. I am really glad you guys are able to be here of this part of the service. The reason you are here is because I want you to know that what we learn up here in the sermons each week are not just for old people, it is for all people. I want you to know that God has spoken to you in His word, and that is a big deal. I also … Continue reading Ephesians 6:1-4 “Children and Parents”

Ephesians 5:22-33 “He Said WHAT?!”

Ephesians 5-22-38 (MP3 File for download) Ephesians 5:21-33 Before we get into this text, I want to remind us all of something very important that I brought out several weeks ago that plays a huge role in our study today. That is this. If you are drawing your identity from any other source than Jesus Christ, you are drawing it from the wrong place. So as I was confessing that I had fallen into that trap with people’s compliments, and critiques of me, I wasn’t saying that they were wrong, or that I didn’t want them, what I was saying was … Continue reading Ephesians 5:22-33 “He Said WHAT?!”

Ephesians 5:1-21 “Walk in the Light”

FYI, This sermon is about sex. Ephesians 5-1-21 (Mp3 File for download) There are notes below that I never got to. Open your Bibles to Ephesians 5:1-21 Last week… Identity, take off, put on, become who you are Today, Paul continues to build out how we are to walk out our identity in Christ. In this section he again in verse one he reminds of of something that is a very vivid picture. He says to be imitators of God AS BELOVED CHILDREN. Before we get further, lets think about that for a minute. How many of you have had a … Continue reading Ephesians 5:1-21 “Walk in the Light”

Ephesians 4:17-32 “The New You”

This message is a defining message for me. It is one of the most vulnerable ones I have preached.   Ephesians 4-17-32 (Mp3 File for download) Well, it has been a while since we began this book, so I want to bring you up to speed quickly. The book of Ephesians was written by the Apostle Paul to the Christians in Ephesus. He writes this in two big sections, the first is a theological reminder of who we are in Christ. He wanted to solidify our identity in Christ before he told us in the second section how that is to … Continue reading Ephesians 4:17-32 “The New You”

Ephesians 4:1-7 “Walk”

Ephesians 4-1-7 (MP3 file for download) Open your Bibles please to Ephesians 4. We are going to be looking at verses 1-7 this morning. Today’s text is the beginning of the second half of this letter. What we have read so far has been primarily theological in nature, and we are moving now into practical instructions on how our theology is to make itself known in our lives as Christians. Let me begin by reminding us of this, your theology, or your beliefs about God will show up in your everyday life. At your core, the things that you believe about … Continue reading Ephesians 4:1-7 “Walk”

Ephesians 3:14-21 “The Fullness Of God”

Ephesians 3-14-21 (Mp3 File for download) Well, I hope you guys enjoyed last weeks message from Stephen Crotts. What a great reminder of the synergistic powers of God. We are going to pick back up in out study of Ephesians today, so if you will turn to Ephesians 3:13, we are going to read through verse 21. If you recall, Paul was about to begin this sentence back in verse one, but wanted to remind us of something before he finished his sentence, he wanted to remind us that the reason church unity matters is because the church is the means … Continue reading Ephesians 3:14-21 “The Fullness Of God”