Contributed on Jan 17, 2006
The introductory lesson of a study through the book of Ephesians that is centered on discovering the truth of who we are "in Christ" - this sermon gives us 5 truths from the introduction that will guide us through the study.
Ephesians – “Focusing on Truth” Lesson One: Eph. 1:1-2 “Living in the Truth” I want to talk today about Truth. We are beginning a new series in the book of Ephesians called “Focusing on Truth.” Truth is a word that we hear a lot about, but which unfortunately too many people don’t apply. ...read more
Contributed on Jan 17, 2006
Part 1 of a 4 part mini-series from Ephesians 1, focusing on the blessings of God. Looking at Ephesians 1:3, the focus is on how God is a God who is blessed and blesses us with every spiritual blessing, defining how these blessings give us insight and vic
Ephesians – “Focusing on Truth” Lesson Two: Eph. 1:3 “Too Good Not to Be True-part 1” There is a serious and growing problem in our society that has really begun to frustrate me – it’s called “junk-email.” Do you know what I’m talking about? I receive more junk e-mail that I care to think ...read more
Contributed on Jan 26, 2006
Part 2 of a 4 part mini-series on blessings we have in Christ from Ephesians 1, focusing on election. I purposefully avoid the controversy and state the significance of this blessing for our lives.
I want to begin my message with a hate speech – about the Yankees. (elaborate on how they are the Sox nemesis; you admire them because they get the best players; but the responsibility after they have an all-star at every position is for them to play. They have everything they need to win, but ...read more
Contributed on Jan 30, 2006
Part 3 of a 4 part mini-series on the three blessings of God from Ephesians 1, focusing on the blessing of adoption as sons and daughters.
“Focusing on Truth – a study in Ephesians” Lesson Four: “Too Good Not to Be True – part 3” Subtitle – “Say it anyway!” Ephesians 1:4-8 First - Read Ephesians 1:4-8 - PRAY There are few affirmations that are more important to the overall well-being of a child than the loving affirmation of ...read more
Contributed on Feb 27, 2006
The beginning of Ephesians 1 emphasizes the fact that we are blessed with every spiritual blessing as Christians. This sermon dives into what we are supposed to DO now that we are blessed.
Focusing on Truth – a Study in Ephesians Lesson Six: “What do I do with my blessing?” Ephesians 1:11-14 Today, we jump back into our Ephesians series, “Focusing on Truth.” I said in the very beginning that Ephesians is a book of declarations – it declares the truth to us repeatedly. So ...read more
Contributed on Mar 8, 2006
Focus on truths that trigger God’s working in our lives when we believe and obey them.
Focusing on Truth – a Study in Ephesians Lesson Seven: “The Domino Effect” Subtitle: Truths that Trigger God’s Work Ephesians 1:15-20 Note: As I preached this message, I used dominos in the following ways: 1) I had the ushers hand one to every adult and teen in the service. 2) I illustrated ...read more
Contributed on Mar 15, 2006
The results of obedience for a Christian.
Focusing on Truth – a study in Ephesians Lesson Eight: “The Domino Effect-part 2” Subtitle – “The Effects of ‘YES’ ” Ephesians 1:17-20 Two words we hear all the time - yes, no. Yes, no. Each and every day we’re faced with dozens of decisions – things or people or places or events that we ...read more
Contributed on Apr 26, 2006
Part two of a two-part message on declarations we can make as God’s masterpiece.
This message contains some parts of a sermon by Ed Young called, "God’s Masterpieces," but is primarily my own (80%). If this is a copyright infringement, please let me know. Thank you.) NOTE: I downloaded the video from www.sermonspice.com called "The Last Painting" to correspond with the theme ...read more