Contributed on Apr 18, 2006
By God’s grace you have been richly blessed. This message examines the glorious riches of salvation.
Ephesians 1:1-2 (NLT) This letter is from Paul, chosen by God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus. It is written to God’s holy people in Ephesus, who are faithful followers of Christ Jesus.  May grace and peace be yours, sent to you from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord. ...read more
Contributed on Apr 25, 2006
All authority has been given to the Lord Jesus and we are His body.
Who’s In Charge Around Here? Ephesians 1:15-23 April 30, 2006 Ephesians 1:15 (NLT) Ever since I first heard of your strong faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for Christians everywhere Your Reputation The church at Ephesus Known for strong ...read more
Contributed on May 2, 2006
You’ve been raised from death to life. So what are you doing with your new life?
Raising the Dead Ephesians 2:1-10 Ephesians 2:1 (NLT) Once you were dead, doomed forever because of your many sins. You Were Dead The wages of sin Romans 6:23a Romans 6:23a For the wages of sin is death... You Were Dead The wages of ...read more
Contributed on May 16, 2006
In Christ there is no division of class,nationality or race. The ground is level at the foot of the cross and our identity is in Him.
Unified in Christ Ephesians 2:11-22 Ephesians 2:11 (NLT) Don’t forget that you Gentiles used to be outsiders by birth. You were called "the uncircumcised ones" by the Jews, who were proud of their circumcision, even though it affected only their bodies and not their hearts. Born an ...read more
Contributed on Jun 20, 2006
Each of us has a call on our lives. Are you captive to your call?
Ephesians 3:1 (HCSB) For this reason, I Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles - Prisoner of Christ Paul was fully captive to the call of Christ His only choice was obedience His call to the Gentiles We are all captive to ...read more
Contributed on Jun 27, 2006
The unfathomable, matchless power of God’s love is fully available to all. Are you fully available to be used?
Experience the Power Ephesians 3:14-21 Ephesians 3:14-15 (NLT) When I think of the wisdom and scope of God’s plan, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father,  the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. Overwhelmed By God’s work of grace Through ...read more
Contributed on Jul 25, 2006
You have been called by God according to His glorious grace.
Called Out Ephesians 4:1-10 August 6, 2006 Ephesians 4:1 (NLT) Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God. Called by God God has specifically called you His child His ...read more
Contributed on Aug 8, 2006
God is looking for healthy disciples. To promote maximum health he has placed a variety of leaders into our lives.
God’s Health Plan Ephesians 4:11-16 Ephesians 4:11-12 (NLT) He is the one who gave these gifts to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers.  Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of ...read more
Contributed on Aug 15, 2006
You have put off the old life and now you are living a transformed new existence.
The New You Ephesians 4:17-24 August 20, 2006 Ephesians 4:17 (HCSB) Therefore, I say this and testify in the Lord: You should no longer walk as Gentiles walk, in the futility of their thoughts. Removing the Confusion Walking differently • Because of your increasing maturity in ...read more
Contributed on Aug 22, 2006
The new life in Christ means we have to change our old methods of living. This message examines the changes that should take place in our speech, relationships and actions.
Changing Your Ways Ephesians 4:25-32 Ephesians 4:25 (HCSB) Since you put away lying, speak the truth, each one to his neighbor, because we are members of one another. Lying Is No Longer an Option The old self has been put off A conscious decision Replaced ...read more
Contributed on Aug 30, 2006
When we put on the new life of Christ there are some things that have no place in our lives anymore.
Some Things Just Don’t Belong Ephesians 5:1-5 Ephesians 5:1 (NLT) Follow God’s example in everything you do, because you are his dear children. Follow the Leader Following requires focus • Upon the activity of God • John 5:19 John 5:19 (NLT) Jesus replied, "I ...read more
Contributed on Sep 26, 2006
Your life is filled with the light of Christ and there is no room for darkness.
Illuminating the Darkness Ephesians 5:6-14 Ephesians 5:6 (NLT) Don’t be fooled by those who try to excuse these sins, for the terrible anger of God comes upon all those who disobey him. The Inexcusability of Sin People will try to excuse their sinful ...read more
Contributed on Oct 3, 2006
Watching your walk, because the world is watching.
Watching Your Walk Ephesians 5:15-21 Ephesians 5:15 (HCSB) Pay careful attention, then, to how you walk-not as unwise people but as wise- Attention to Detail Reasons to watch your walk God is watching Others are watching The witness of your ...read more
Contributed on Oct 10, 2006
Love is built on trust and sacrifice. When we lay down our rights and put our spouses first, we will see the true beauty of marriage in all of its fullness.
Love is… All About Sacrifice Ephesians 5:22-33 Ephesians 5:22 (HCSB) Wives submit to your own husbands as to the Lord In the Same Manner “As to the Lord Honor Love Respect A familiar concept As a Christian should be second ...read more
Contributed on Oct 16, 2006
Children obey your parents. Sometimes more easier said than done. This message shows the honor and love expressed through obedience.
Obedience and Honor Ephesians 6:1-4 Ephesians 6:1 (NLT) Children, obey your parents because you belong to the Lord, for this is the right thing to do. Do What You’re Told Obeying your parents • They have been placed in authority by God • Obedience acknowledge their ...read more
Contributed on Oct 25, 2006
Are you slaving away at the office? Filled with contempt for your boss? Remember who you work for...it isn’t the man...it is Jesus!!!
Working for the Man Ephesians 6:5-9 Ephesians 6:5 (NLT) Slaves, obey your earthly masters with deep respect and fear. Serve them sincerely as you would serve Christ. A Common Practice Slavery Widespread throughout the Roman empire An issue for the ...read more
Contributed on Oct 31, 2006
Every Christian will face warfare. The question is "Are you prepared?" This message examines the preparations necessary to stand firm.
Preparing for Battle Ephesians 6:10-17 Ephesians 6:10 (HCSB) Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and by His vast strength. Getting Stronger • The strength of the Lord – His strength compensates for your weakness • 2 Corinthians 12:9 2 Corinthians 12:9 (KJV) And he said unto me, My ...read more
Contributed on Nov 14, 2006
Praying at all times...is that really possible???
24 x 7 x 365 Ephesians 6:18-24 Ephesians 6:18 (NLT) Pray at all times and on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all Christians everywhere. The Frequency of Prayer At all times Not just at ...read more