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Sermons on Ephesians

“It Ain’t Gonna Build Itself”: Some Assembly Required (Ephesians 4:7-16)

Paul calls the church to walk worthy of God’s calling by dwelling together in the unity of the Spirit. During his earthly ministry, Christ promised to build his church. The risen and ascended Christ has put us together and equipped us with gifts for the common good of our life together. By sharing life and gifts together, the church grows into christlikeness.…

Unity of the Spirit: Practices to Maintain Peace (Ephesians 4:1-6)

Paul begs the church to walk worthy of God’s calling by dwelling together in the unity of the Spirit. In order to fulfill this “high calling” it is necessary to cultivate humility, gentleness, patience, and forbearance. Join us for our “After the Through the Bible Zoom Chat” at 7:30 p.m. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87901487440 Password is the same for regulars. If you need it, contact…

Church Without Walls: The Third Race (Ephesians 2:11-22)

The apostle presents his most elevated teaching concerning the church by speaking of it as a “new humanity” and a “living temple” created by God to manifest God’s will in the world. Tearing down walls and manifesting God’s peace is at the heart of achieving God’s plan to unite all things in Christ. Join us for our “After the Through the Bible”…

Graced! Saved for What? (Ephesians 2:1-10)

Christians talk a lot about “being saved” but what are we actually talking about. What is salvation? Why do we need it? And – most importantly – what is it’s purpose? What is it for? In today’s reading, Paul speaks of our desperate need for salvation, of God’s initiative by grace to bring it about, and of what it means to truly…

Paul’s Unceasing Prayer: The Eyes of the Heart (Ephesians 1:15-23)

Following Paul’s explosion of worship, he prays for the churches, beginning with his “unceasing prayer” that God would grant a spirit of wisdom and revelation that the “eyes of their heart” may be enlightened by the Gospel and the great power of God behind it. Paul does not begin with prayers for healing, comfort, or blessings (as important as these are), but…