Sermons on Ephesians

Sermons on Ephesians

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Daily: Prayer

pray continually 1 Thessalonians 5:17 (NIV) And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.  You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it. John 14:13-14 (NIV) And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. Ephesians 6:18 )NIV)

Four Elements of Redemption

How do we know that God loves us? How do we know for sure that we are saved? Answer: because God’s grace guarantees our adoption as his children, and as his children we inherit the riches of God’s love and mercy which is bestows on us profusely. Come join us and learn from Paul’s message to the Ephesians. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us.…
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Spirit Filled Congregational Singing

Our singing is to be fueled by the Holy Spirit, shaped by a continuous intake of God’s Word. Singing unites God’s people as our faith is strengthened and our love for one another increases. It integrates the heart and the head, going beyond mere emotionalism to gain a larger view of God and to reach out to Him with our heart’s affections in response to all that He has done for us.

Praying for Power

and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might  that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places,  far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church,  which…

Praying for Our Inheritance

In Ephesians 1:17-18 Paul continues his prayer for believers by asking God to give them knowledge of the “riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints.”

Praying for Hope

One of the priorities in our prayers for other believers is that they would know the hope to which they have been called. Hope is a confident expectation, not mere wishful thinking (Titus 1:2 and Titus 2:13). We have hope of grace, hope of eternal life, and hope of all the other promises of God. This hope enables us to live in this present world for Christ’s sake and in Christ’s power.

Knowing God Better

Our greatest need and privilege is to know God (Jeremiah 9:23-24). Paul prays for the believers, asking the Father of glory to give them the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of God. This knowledge is more than knowing facts or even understanding deep doctrinal truths. It is a relationship with the true, living God, growing in close fellowship with Him as the Holy Spirit gives us insight through the Scriptures.

Who We Pray For

Paul’s prayer for the believers at Ephesus serves as a pattern for us. Paul prays that God’s glory will be advanced, and he also prays for the spiritual well-being of believers, including himself. Let us pray earnestly, humbly, fervently, and frequently. Pray that we will know God better and be empowered to follow Him in righteousness.
Bread and Cup

Amazing Grace

Grace is undeserved, unearned redeeming love and forgiveness. God’s forgiving grace is eternal and irreversible.

Be Filled with the Spirit

It is impossible to live a life of Christian holiness without the filling of the Holy Spirit. This is accomplished by letting God’s Word saturate our lives (cf. Colossians 3:16-27) and by asking the Spirit to control us. Lives filled with the Holy Spirit are characterized by worship form the heart, gratitude for God’s presence, and sovereignty, and submission to one another out of reverence for Christ.

Don’t Grieve the Holy Spirit

What does it mean to grieve the Holy Spirit? Ephesians 4:25-32 gives examples of how believers can grieve the Hoy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity, co-equal with God in Deity and in love for us. Whenever a person participates in lies, sinful anger, stealing, corrupt speech, and animosity we fail to live up to our confession of faith and we grieve the Holy Spirit. Instead, let us pursue truthfulness, generosity, encouragement and compassion.

Praise in Prayer

Prayer is a privilege, not based on or own merit, but on our redemption through the sacrifice of Christ on our behalf. Prayerlessness is pushing God to the margins of our life. Praying without ceasing means being always ready to pray, as well as planning times of prayer. When we pray in Jesus’ name, we pray all that is consistent with His name and character. All kinds of prayer are valuable: praise, gratitude, repentance, lament, and petition.
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What to Pray

Earnest prayer is critical to the success of the Gospel. Pray that the Gospel will spread rapidly and be honored. Ask for God-arranged encounters and clarity of speech. Pray to overcome spiritual paralysis caused by fear. The apostle Paul prayed for each of these things in his letters the churches, and the evidence that God answered Paul’s prayers is found in the book of Acts.
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What is a Healthy Church

Ephesians 4:1-13 I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God…