Ephesians 6 - NIV
2 “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise—
5 Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ.
6 Obey them not only to win their favor when their eye is on you, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart.
7 Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people,
8 because you know that the Lord will reward each one for whatever good they do, whether they are slave or free.
9 And masters, treat your slaves in the same way. Do not threaten them, since you know that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favoritism with him.
The Armor of God
The Armor of God
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,
15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.
16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 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.
19 Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel,
20 for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.
21 Tychicus, the dear brother and faithful servant in the Lord, will tell you everything, so that you also may know how I am and what I am doing.
22 I am sending him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are, and that he may encourage you.
Sermons on Ephesians 6
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jan 15, 2018
If we understand the different types, slants, and hues of prayer — and we incorporate them when appropriate — our prayer times will be more varied, more interesting, and more effective.
Prayer Hues 2 (topical) 1. There are a lot tricks when it comes to prayer. 2. The temporary Sunday School teacher was struggling to open a combination lock on the supply cabinet. She had been told the combination, but couldn't quite remember it. Finally she went to the pastor's study and ...read more
Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Dec 15, 2017
Dr. James Dobson, in his book, "Dare to Discipline," states, "Good fathers are made, not born." Then he goes on to suggest three specific things that a father should incorporate into their lives. Let us look to our Heavenly Father, the perfect Father.
A young woman brought her fiancé home ... to meet her parents. After dinner, .... her mother asked the father to find out about the young man, ...... so, the father invited the fiancée to his study ... for a drink. "So, what are your plans?" the father asked. "I am a Torah scholar", he ...read more
Contributed by Byron Sherman on Dec 12, 2017
11 of 11. Paul closes his direction to the Ephesian church by encouraging them to find their strength in the Lord. But where or how do God's people find strength to stand victorious? God’s people acquire strength to stand victorious thru a distinct...
STRENGTH To STAND-XI—Ephesians 6:10-20 Attention: Self-Conscious At The Gym: I was self-conscious about going to the gym, because I thought the pounds I had put on would make me stand out among the spandex-clad regulars. I chose a treadmill in the corner so I'd be inconspicuous. However, as ...read more
Contributed by Howard Gunter on Nov 22, 2017
We simply cannot go it alone! We need God and we need His Wisdom. Spiritual Wisdom is ours for the asking.
Spiritual Wisdom is At Hand Ephesians 1:15-23 I ask you to actually see the vision of my words in your mind’s eye. Our Father in heaven lays before us opportunity after opportunity to gain in spiritual growth and draw closer to Him. In our New Testament reading today, we read Paul’s ...read more
Contributed by Peggy K Olubiyi on Nov 10, 2017
Many a times people find themselves seeking for man's approval instead of God's approval.
" not by the way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but as bond servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man, knowing that whatever good anyone does, this he will receive back from the Lord, whether he is a bond servant ...read more