Sermons on Ephesians

Easter: From the Cross to the Empty Tomb

For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. (Colossians 1:13-15)   For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried,that he was raised on…

How Do I Start to Make a Difference?

Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ. This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ.…

The Destructiveness of Unforgiveness (Part One)

 “This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart.” (Matthew 18:35) And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins. (Mark 11:25) And forgive us our debts,     as…

Mother’s Day: Growing to Maturity in Christ

This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ. Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of…

Easter Sunday: There Is No Hope Without Christ

“…remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.” (Ephesians 2:12-13) “Jesus left the…

You Can’t Do It Alone

His unchanging plan has always been to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. And this gave him great pleasure. (Ephesians 1:5 NLT) “…on this rock I will build my church…” (Matthew 16:18 NIV)

God’s Word Is Our Weapon

Ephesians 6:12-17 (NIV & NLT) For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you…

Be Still…So That

“Be still, and know that I am God…” (Psalm 46:10 NIV) “Cease striving, and know that I am God…” (Psalm 46:10 NASB) “Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.” (Luke 5:16 NIV) “May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that…