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Life is a War


Listen to this message. Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-24 Ephesians 1:15   Sometimes life is hard and feels like a war because it is a war. If we don’t recognize the war going on around us, every part of our life will crumble and will not make the war go away. Know your enemy Satan hates you. […]

Submission in Christ


Listen to this message: Ephesians 5:21-6:9 Genesis 2-3 1 Corinthians 12:12-20 1 Peter 3:1 Colossians 3:21 Romans 13 Acts 4:18 Matthew 26:39-56 Three examples of submission Wives submit to husbands: This can cause a lot of strife and emotions. Men and women are equal but with different roles. God designed relationships so that the man […]

Taking off and Putting on


Listen to this message: Ephesians 4:17-32 John 12 Colossians 3:9-10 Before we came to know Jesus we were fugitives running from God. Our lives were not exemplary. We should be jumping up and down at the thought of living for Jesus and he empowers us to live that life that he has called us to […]

The “How To” of Ephesians


Listen to this message: Ephesians 4:1-16 2 Corinthians 11 2 Corinthians 4:5 Three things to remember from the first three chapters Our position in Christ We have new life in Christ We have a new community in Christ Three hallmarks of a healthy body Spiritual Unity-Every part of our lives is to be in light […]

Stewards of God’s Grace


Listen to this message. Scripture: Ephesians 3:1-12 Ephesians 2:1-5, 12-13,19-22 1 Peter 4:7-11 How our lives are transformed according to Ephesians: We were dead…but God made us alive We were alienated…but God brought us near We were strangers…but God made us citizens Therefore… We are stewards of God’s grace. How can we steward God’s grace […]

From Death to Life


Listen to this message: Ephesians 2:1-10 Galatians 1:4 John 12:31 Matthew 9:34 2 Corinthians 4:4 Romans 3:10-11 Romans 6:4 Romans 11:6 Acts 16:31 John 1:12 Colossians 1:10 Every person born into this world is spiritually dead apart from life in Jesus Christ. All who are outside of Christ are in a perpetual state of  spiritual […]

Christian Living in the World


Listen to this message: Ephesians 1:15-23 1 Peter 4-6 Psalm 146:1-2 Jeremiah 9:23-24 1 Corinthians 2:12 Colossians 3:16 Romans 1:6 Hebrews 6:19 1 Peter 1:3 Titus 2:13 Hebrews 6:11 Titus 3:7 Colossians 1:12 Hebrews 4:14-16 The goal of all learning is to know God, and to love and imitate Him. There is nothing more that […]

Suffer for Christ: Missions According to Ephesians


Listen to this message. (Download may be required.)   Scripture References: Ephesians 1:3-5 Romans 8:5 Galatians 3:41   Key Points/Notes: God chose us well before the foundation of the world. We are predestined as his adopted sons and daughters. We get to call God our loving FATHER…our DAD. God chose us, we didn’t have a […]

Intro to Ephesians

Listen to this message. Scripture: Ephesians 1 Philippians 3:7-8   Doctrines in Ephesians God’s sovereignty Centrality of Christ The means of salvation Importance of the church Ephesians theme:  Know who you are in Christ and live according to that identity. If you are “in Christ” you have experienced a life-changing transformation.  In fact, this transformation […]