Sermon Series
  • 1. Joys Of Being In Christ: 7 Reasons To Celebrate Our Life In Christ

    Contributed on Dec 9, 2009
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    We have every reason to praise God because of the spiritual blessings we have in Christ. 1. In Christ we have been chosen to be holy and blameless 2. In Christ we have a destiny to be God’s children 3. In Christ we have forgiveness through His blood

    Joys of Being in Christ 7 Reasons to Celebrate our Life in Christ Ephesians 1:1-14 Intro: We are planning to take a tour through the book of Ephesians over the next few weeks. Ephesians was written by Paul while he was in prison and offers a wonderful picture of what Christ has done for His ...read more

  • 2. Strength To Stand

    Contributed on Dec 9, 2009
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    God wants you to stand your ground and He will give you everything you need to do so.

    Strength to Stand Ephesians 6:10-13 Intro: In his book, Fuzzy Memories, Jack Handey writes, "There used to be this bully who would demand my lunch money every day. Since I was smaller, I would give it to him. "Then I decided to fight back. I started taking karate lessons, but the instructor ...read more

  • 3. Praying For God’s Family

    Contributed on Dec 9, 2009
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    What to pray for people in God’s family. God already has a plan that He is working in each of us, but these 4 elements can result in a stronger, healthier, more united church – if we will take the time to pray for one another.

    Praying for God’s Family Ephesians 1:15-23 Intro: We continue our study in Ephesians today. In the first 14 verses we talked about what it meant to be “in Christ.” There is no better place to be than in Christ. If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. Old things have passed away; all ...read more

  • 4. Living The A.d. Life

    Contributed on Dec 9, 2009
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    God is calling us to leave the B.C. life and live the A.D. life. Life without God is no life at all! His plan for us is to come alive in Christ Jesus and get close to Him.

    Living the A.D. Life Ephesians 2:1-10 Intro: In Eph. 1 we talked about the benefits of being in Christ. Today we will see that this theme continues through chapter 2 as well. We weren’t always in Christ. In fact, the only way a person can be in Christ is to call on Him in faith, believing ...read more

  • 5. Family Ties

    Contributed on Dec 9, 2009
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    God’s plan is to bring us together as part of the same family – His family - A look at some family ties that hold the family of God together.

    Family Ties Ephesians 2:11-22 Intro: What holds a family together? Parents? Blood? Common interests? Love? All of the above? As members of God’s family we have the privilege of sharing our lives together. When something exciting happens to one member of our church family, we can all ...read more

  • 6. The Mystery Of Christ

    Contributed on Dec 9, 2009
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    I. The Mystery of Christ is based on a promise (6) II. The Mystery of Christ is accessible to all (6) III. The Mystery of Christ is visible through the Church (10-11) IV. The Mystery of Christ gives us a clear approach to God (12) V. The Mystery of Ch

    The Mystery of Christ Ephesians 3:1-13 Intro: How many of you like a good mystery (and I’m not talking about the location of your missing sock)? Interestingly enough, the first definition for mystery in Webster’s Dictionary is “a religious truth that one can know only by revelation and ...read more

  • 7. What God Wouldn’t Do For You!

    Contributed on Dec 9, 2009
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    There is so much in His heart for us. He is doing so much to bring those things about. If we only knew the half of it, we would be totally amazed that He goes to such lengths to help us.

    What God Wouldn’t Do for You! Ephesians 3:14-21 (NLT) 14 When I think of the wisdom and scope of God’s plan, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, 15 the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. 16 I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will give you mighty inner ...read more

  • 8. A Life Worth Living

    Contributed on Dec 9, 2009
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    God created us to live a high caliber life that finds expression upward and outward.

    A Life worth Living Ephesians 4:1-16 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Intro: 1st 3 chapters of Ephesians focused on doctrine. The 2nd 3 move to exhortation or encouragement, charging or challenging the believers to live up ...read more

  • 9. Doing Life With God

    Contributed on Dec 9, 2009
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    Doing life with God produces lasting change in the way we live (i.e. being gracious to others and traveling light, carrying no offense).

    Doing Life with God Ephesians 4:17-32 Intro: Earlier in Eph. we talked about the BC life & the AD life. Today we will follow a similar pattern. Paul is giving practical instructions on how to live a life that honors God. Paul started this chapter with a challenge to have a walk worthy of God’s ...read more

  • 10. Imitating Greatness

    Contributed on Dec 9, 2009
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    We can be like Jesus if we live in close fellowship with Him. Here are some areas that will help us be more like Jesus.

    Imitating Greatness Ephesians 5:1-20 Intro: One awesome thing about living your life for God is that He never asks you to do anything that you could not do with His help. He will definitely ask you to do things you could never do on your own, but we need to remember that the same one who calls ...read more

  • 11. Family Matters I: Honoring God In Our Relationships

    Contributed on Dec 9, 2009
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    The more the church knows how to please the Lord in all our relationships, the better we will be able to help one another (and others) grow closer to God. [INCLUDES MESSAGE FROM ROBIN OPPERMAN]

    Family Matters: Honoring God in our Relationships Ephesians 5:21-33 Intro: In Ephesians 5:8&10 Paul says, “Live as children of light” and “Find out what pleases the Lord.” Well, one thing that pleases the Lord is when His people love one another and honor one another. People who belong to the ...read more

  • 12. Family Matters Ii: Honoring God In Our Relationships

    Contributed on Dec 9, 2009
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    We can learn from Jesus what it means for a husband to take care of his bride because Jesus takes good care of His bride – the Church.

    Family Matters II: Honoring God in our Relationships Ephesians 5:21-33 Intro: Last week we talked about family matters, taking our approach from Ephesians 5:8&10 where Paul says, “Live as children of light” and “Find out what pleases the Lord.” How do we please the Lord in our relationships? ...read more

  • 13. Living With Honor

    Contributed on Dec 9, 2009
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    A children’s sermon on obeying and honoring their parents- also applicable to adults.

    Living with Honor [Read “Am I Praying?” & encourage kids to pray at home, school, and everywhere.] Ephesians 6:1-4 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 "Honor your father and mother"-- which is the first commandment with a promise-- 3 "that it may go well with you ...read more

  • 14. Take This Job And Love It!

    Contributed on Dec 9, 2009
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    The Bible talks about our jobs. Whether we are the low man on the totem pole, or king of the hill, we are on the job with God and need His help.

    Take this Job and Love It! Ephesians 6:5-9 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 like slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart. ...read more

  • 15. Guarded By Truth

    Contributed on Dec 9, 2009
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    Truth is both objective and personal; it stands alone, but when embraced becomes transformational in a person’s life.

    Guarded by Truth Ephesians 6:10-14 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, ...read more

  • 16. Covered By Righteousness

    Contributed on Dec 9, 2009
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    In the spiritual battle we need to be sure that our hearts are directed by God and not surrendered to Satan. The breastplate of righteousness keeps your heart right.

    Covered by Righteousness Ephesians 6:10-14 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 ...read more

  • 17. Prepared By Peace

    Contributed on Dec 10, 2009
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    Peace prepares you for battle! 4 Progressions of Peace that will help us better understand what it means to be prepared by peace.

    Prepared by Peace Ephesians 6:13-15 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 ...read more

  • 18. Faith Under Fire

    Contributed on Dec 10, 2009
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    The more we trust God to sustain us, the more protection we will have against the enemy of our souls. The greater the trust, the greater our shield against the attacks of the enemy.

    Faith under Fire Ephesians 6:13-16 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 ...read more

  • 19. Don’t Lose Your Mind

    Contributed on Dec 10, 2009
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    Keeping a salvation mindset will protect us from distraction, disorientation, and discouragement as we keep our eyes on the prize.

    Don’t Lose Your Mind Ephesians 6:13-17 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 ...read more

  • 20. The Power Of Hisword

    Contributed on Dec 10, 2009
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    As the word of God changes us, we can in turn use it to change the world around us.

    The Power of HISword Ephesians 6:13-17 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 ...read more

  • 21. Praying In The Spirit

    Contributed on Dec 10, 2009
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    When we realize how fully present God is with us through His Holy Spirit, our prayers can take on a new dimension of power and effectiveness.

    Praying in the Spirit Ephesians 6:13-18 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 ...read more

  • 22. Marks Of A True Friend

    Contributed on Dec 10, 2009
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    Christianity begins and ends with relationship. It’s not so much about finding a true friend as it is being a true friend. Paul gives us clues that will help us become a true friend to those around us.

    Marks of a True Friend Ephesians 6:19-24 Intro: This is the final message from our series in the book of Ephesians. We’ve uncovered some gems along the way. In chapter 1, we learned about the blessings of being in Christ and how God’s life can be expressed through our lives. In ch. 2, we ...read more