Sermon Series
  • 1. 3: Ready To Proclaim The Gospel Of Peace

    Contributed on Dec 1, 2019

    God calls us to go beyond just spiritually surviving our even flourishing within our souls. He calls us to go out and make a difference.

    We return to Ephesians, chapter 6, for our sermon text this morning. Now hear the word of God, from the Apostle Paul "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power. Put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For our more

  • 2. 2. The Belt Of Truth

    Contributed on Dec 1, 2019

    There are a lot of nice things about Christianity, but they mean nothing if the good news of Jesus Christ is not true. The Christian life begins by finding out for yourself that the gospel is true.

    Last summer Kathy and I took our son, Justin, to Washington, D.C. One of our stops was a tour of the FBI building. We saw the crime lab, the shooting practice range, pictures of the top ten most wanted criminals and all that. But all the time I was dying to ask if we could see Fox more

  • 3. 1. It's A Battle Out There!

    Contributed on Dec 1, 2019

    Don't be surprised if life feels like a battle some days, or even a lot of days. We have a powerful enemy in the devil and his tricks can be dangerous.

    This morning we begin a new part of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. You could call it the grand climax. I love Ephesians because of the picture that it gives of the church. The church, blessed by God, united, holy, and now, finally, in Ephesians 6:10-17, the church militant. Please stand for more

  • 4. 3. The Breastplate Of Righteousness

    Contributed on Dec 1, 2019
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    Our modern culture is desperate to feel good about itself. But God has provided a true way to feel good about ourselves, to feel good because we are doing good, and to find God's forgiveness when our own efforts fall short.

    We are continuing to look at what the Apostle Paul called the whole armor of God. In his letter to the Ephesian Church, chapter 6, he talked about our world as a battle field. And he wasn't picturing the kind of battle like that occurred when we began our attack on Iraq, where our forces more

  • 5. 5. The Shield Of Faith

    Contributed on Dec 1, 2019

    Merely sort of agreeing with Christian ideas won't carry you far when life gets difficult. The real strength comes when we are solidly connected with our God through a deep and living faith inour hearts.

    This morning we'll continue with putting on the armor of God. We live in a world that bombards us with things that battle against our souls. And God has provided armament to be able to resist them, not only to resist, but to stand strong and firm and hold our ground. We start by putting on more

  • 6. 6. The Helmet Of Salvation

    Contributed on Dec 1, 2019

    The ultimate protection to carry us through the dangers of this world and the next is to experience God's salvation.

    This morning we move to the 5th piece of armor that God has given us, his protection so that we don't have to be shaken and battered by our fallen world, so that we can stand strong. God wants us to be able to stand strong and firm, even in the difficult world in which we live. Today we move more

  • 7. 7, The Sword Of The Spirit, Which Is The Word Of God

    Contributed on Dec 1, 2019

    If a Roman soldier went into battle and forgot to bring his sword, he would be in real trouble. We are equally foolish if we try to live in the battleground of our world without a solid grasp of God's word, the Bible.

    This morning we will finish our look at Paul’s Letter to the Ephesian Church, with the last of the pieces of armor that make up the full armor of God. It is God’s desire for each one of us to be able to stand firm in this dangerous world, to be able to stand our ground, able to keep the faith, to more