Sermon Series
  • 1. The Worthy Calling (Eph 4:1)

    Contributed on Sep 8, 2010
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    We take time to consider just how worthy is the calling that we have received from God in Christ.

    Text I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, The Apostle Paul urges us to walking in a manner worthy of our calling. Before we move quickly on to what such a walk is like, let's take time to consider just how ...read more

  • 2. The Elements Of Unity

    Contributed on Nov 12, 2010
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    This passage presents the seven elements of unity for every church.

    Introduction What is it that unites the Christian church? Is it what verses 2 and 3 have already spoken of? Is it humility, gentleness, patience, forbearance? Is it love? Is it an eagerness about unity? That is scary if such were true. If unity were founded on our ability to be humble and to ...read more

  • 3. The Servants

    Contributed on Nov 12, 2010
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    Presents the offices of the church and the roles of the members.

    Introduction Sometimes in studying God’s Word you find a nugget of truth that really speaks to you. I found such a nugget in our passage. It is this: I am God’s gift to you! Now, before you take me to Walmart for a gift exchange, let’s go through this passage together and see ...read more

  • 4. The Gifts And The Giver

    Contributed on Nov 12, 2010
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    Presents what church members have been given to serve in the church.

    Introduction What do you have to offer Jesus? You, who believe and follow him; you who have joined his church, his body – just what do you have to give to make any real difference to that body? That is what we are considering today. We have been told to walk in a manner worthy of our ...read more

  • 5. Attaining Maturity

    Contributed on Nov 12, 2010
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    Presents the goal of unity and building up the body of Christ.

    Introduction We have been going through the fourth chapter of Ephesians. Let’s review. After three chapters extolling the blessings of God shown to believers in Christ Jesus, Paul begins to address how we live in response to those blessings. In verse 1 he tells us to walk in a manner ...read more

  • 6. The Truth In Love

    Contributed on Nov 15, 2010
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    How much does love really matter in truth telling?

    Introduction It is a simple phrase, a brief phrase, one in which, if it had been omitted, would not have been missed. Nevertheless, it has always caught my eye, perhaps for the very reason that it seems expendable. Look with me at verse 15. Text Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are ...read more

  • 7. Growing Up

    Contributed on Nov 15, 2010
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    We consider what is involved in growing up together into Christ our Head.

    Introduction We have been looking the past several weeks at the first half of Ephesians 4, in which the Apostle Paul discusses what the church is to be about. After three chapters extolling the blessings of God shown to believers in Christ Jesus, he now addresses how we live in response to those ...read more

  • 8. The Old Self

    Contributed on Nov 15, 2010
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    We cannot go back to the old self, and no where is the distinction between the old self and the new self found than in the area of sexuality.

    Introduction We wrapped up two Sundays ago the first section of chapter 4 on the theme of church unity. We now move into the subject of what constitutes Christian moral behavior. Look with me at the text, Ephesians 4:17-19. Text Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no ...read more

  • 9. The New Self

    Contributed on Nov 15, 2010
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    Walking in Christ involves three activities - putting off the old self, having the mind renewed, and putting on the new self. What does this look like?

    Introduction How important is what you wear? The answers may range from “it makes no difference at all” to “you are what you wear.” Wherever you stand in the scale of opinion, what you wear does make a statement of what you think, at least about clothing. Our ...read more

  • 10. Being A Grace Giver

    Contributed on Nov 15, 2010
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    Verses 25-29 give practical examples of our duties in the new life.

    Introduction Last week we considered what Scripture has to say about our dress code. We are to put off the old self which belongs to our former manner of life; we are to be renewed in the spirit of our minds; and we are to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true ...read more

  • 11. Being A Forgiver

    Contributed on Nov 15, 2010
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    What it takes to be a grace giver - kindness, tenderheartedness, forgiveness.

    Introduction We have come to the end of a chapter rich with teaching about the church and the individual Christian life. Let’s review briefly. The first three chapters of Ephesians form one glorious doxology extolling the riches we have received in Christ Jesus. Chapter 4 addresses the ...read more