Sermons on Ephesians

So Goes The Church – Part 2

I believe with all my heart, that :As goes the Preaching,..So Goes the Church. If you want to know thefuture of the Lord’s church,… look at the preaching Ephesians 4:11-12New International Version 11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up

The Church and Truth

Ephesians 2:19-21English Standard Version 19 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens,[a] but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, 21 in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord.

So Goes The Church

•Ira North used to say often:“As the Sunday School goes,so goes the congregation.” •If I may be so bold as to add to that by saying:“As the Preaching goes,so goes the Sunday School,andSo Goes the Church.” •Where is that army of preachers?1.Missionaries are out there—churches are sending2.Missionaries can be thanked for being the first to look to a new generation of preachers3.May their tribe increase Ephesians 4:11-12New International Version 11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip…

Relationships 103—I’m Married

Ephesians 5:22-24 (NASB) Marriage Like Christ and the Church 22 Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, He Himself being the Savior of the body. 24 But as the church is subject to Christ, so also the wives ought to be to their husbands in everything.

Relationships 101

Everyone is included•We want to be at peace with all•We want unshifting principles for everyday life•We want everyone we meet to benefit•We want to be genuine•We want no compromises•We want souls to be won to Christ Ephesians 4:26-29 (NASB) 26 Be angry, and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, 27 and do not give the devil [a]an opportunity. 28 He who steals must steal no longer; but rather he must labor, performing with his own hands what is good, so that he will have something to share…

The church—What do you see?

One Upon a Time … They say…1.The people turned up to church to work, because they believed that the work was theirs.2.When they went to worship they went to work.3.When you came to share in praise, you also came to share in sacrifice. They say…also:1.Times have changed.2.Around the world there are still places where the church is growing as it once did.3.But in our society many things are falling apart that we could once rely on. Ephesians 5:29-30 (NASB) 29 for no…

Strength In Battle: Spiritual Warfare

A call to strength by the Lord demands action: 1.Awareness 2.Preparation 3.Offensive 4.Defensive Ephesians 6:10 (NASB) The Armor of God 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.

Tolerance-Eph 4:1-2

Every relationship needs it If you think that no one ever has to tolerate you, you might want to ask the Lord for clarification on that point—but be prepared for disappointment With a scoffing tone we ask, “How do you put up with that?” Sanctification takes time No one changes over night We have to accept matters of opinion I don’t always have to be right Ephesians 4:1-2 (NASB) 4 Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner…

Father’s do not exasperate your children-Eph 6:4

•Your children will spend your time and money •Your children will wear out your carpet and furniture •Your children will break the unbreakable •Your children will bring out the best and worst in you •Hardest job ever…! Ephesians 6:4 (NASB) 4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Generousity-Staring into the heart of God -3 Eph 3:20-21

The Power •He is ALL powerful •He is EVER present •He is TOTALLY aware Ephesians 3:20-21 (NASB) 20 Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, 21 to Him bethe glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations [a]forever and ever. Amen.