Sermon Series
  • 1. The Letter To Ephesus

    Contributed on Mar 3, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    The opening of our study of the book of Ephesians. This sermon gives a brief overview of the book, it’s purpose, and theme

    The Letter to Ephesus Text: Ephesians 1:1-2 By: Ken McKinley (Read Text) We are beginning a sermon series on the book of Ephesians and in doing so I hope that we can dig out all the truth of this great letter from the Apostle Paul to the church in Ephesus. Now just like when you read any more

  • 2. Election Equals Affection

    Contributed on Mar 8, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    A look at the Biblical teaching on Election and how this doctrine shows us the love of God in Christ.

    Election = Affection Text: Ephesians 1:3-4 By: Ken McKinley (Read Text) Now last time I gave you all some homework. I told you all to take some time and read all the passages in the New Testament that speak of what we have in Christ Jesus. If you did that, I bet you found quite a few of more

  • 3. Predestined By Love

    Contributed on Mar 12, 2009
    based on 5 ratings

    Looking at how God’s love has predestined us - Part three of our study in Ephesians.

    Predestined by Love Text: Ephesians 1:5-6 By: Ken McKinley (Read Text) There was once an older couple that had spent an exciting day with family celebrating their 50th anniversary. That night they settled into bed and wife looked over at her husband and said, “When we were young, you used to more

  • 4. Cans, Coupons And Christians

    Contributed on Mar 12, 2009
    based on 20 ratings

    Looking at the doctrine of redemption, what that means to us as Christians and how we should live in light of being redeemed.

    Cans, Coupons and Christians Text: Ephesians 1:7 – 10 By: Ken McKinley (Read Text) When Presidents leave office one of the last acts they usually perform are Presidential pardons. Sometimes people agree with the Presidential pardons, but I would dare say that most of the time, us regular more

  • 5. Safe In The Arms Of Jesus

    Contributed on Mar 27, 2009
    based on 14 ratings

    We’re secure in Christ

    Safe in the Arms of Jesus Text: Ephesians 1:11 – 14 By: Ken McKinley (Read Text) In 1938 Major George Eliot said, “A Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor is a strategic impossibility.” Three years later on December 4th, 1941 (just 3 days before we were attacked) Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox more

  • 6. Praying For Riches

    Contributed on Apr 14, 2009
    based on 9 ratings

    The riches we receive in Christ far surpass the riches that the world can give.

    Praying For Riches Text: Ephesians 1:15 – 23 By: Ken McKinley (Read Text) Have you ever met someone who seems to always be trying to get something better or achieve more, and never realizing that what they already have is more than enough? There is a poem that sort of sums this kind of more

  • 7. I've Got Good News And Bad News

    Contributed on Apr 14, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    In order to see how good the Good News is, we need to understand how bad we really are.

    I’ve got good news and bad news Text: Ephesians 2:1 – 5 By: Ken McKinley (Read Text) I doubt that there is anyone sitting here today that likes to get bad news. I also would bet that there isn’t anyone here who likes to give bad news. Sometimes when we have to give bad news to someone, we more

  • 8. Get A Life!

    Contributed on Apr 21, 2009
    based on 5 ratings

    You are raised to newness of life, so as John Owen once said, "be killing sin or it will be killing you."

    Get A Life! Text: Ephesians 2:4 – 7 By: Ken McKinley (Read Text) Someone once said that the English language has more clichés and slogans than any other language, especially the English used in the United States. We use all sorts of catchy phrases to get our point across and sometimes those more

  • 9. Not By, But For

    Contributed on Apr 21, 2009
    based on 5 ratings

    Dealing with one of the greatest truths in all of Scripture, namely being saved by the grace of God.

    Not By, but For Text: Ephesians 2:8-10 By: Ken McKinley (Read Text) This is one of the most well known passages of Scripture from the Bible, and it’s also one of the most debated. If I was to take a poll within the Body of Christ, across all denominations, and I was to ask, “What would you more

  • 10. Joined By The Cross

    Contributed on Apr 30, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    We are one in Christ, joined together by the Cross

    Joined by the Cross Text: Ephesians 2:11-18 By: Ken McKinley (Read Text) Not too long ago there was a book that came out and it quickly shot up to the number one position on the NY Times best-seller list. It was one of those so-called “spiritual” books. The man who wrote it wasn’t a pastor, more

  • 11. The Church That Jesus Built

    Contributed on Apr 30, 2009
    based on 18 ratings

    We are united in Christ and all members of one Body. A lesson on the Church and how it should look in todays world.

    The Church that Jesus Built Text: Ephesians 2:19-22 By: Ken McKinley (Read Text) Once upon a time the Lone Ranger and Tonto were riding through a canyon when suddenly they were surrounded on all sides by Indian warriors. Tonto looked to the Lone Ranger and asked, “What we do, Kimosabe?” The more

  • 12. Sacrificial Service

    Contributed on May 9, 2009
    based on 11 ratings

    Loving the Lord should equal sacrificial service to Him and His kingdom.

    Sacrificial Service Text: Ephesians 3:1-13 By: Ken McKinley (Read Text) One Sunday morning, the pastor noticed a little boy named Samuel staring up at a large plaque that hung in the foyer of the church. The seven year old boy had been staring at the plaque for some time, so the pastor more

  • 13. Knowing Him

    Contributed on May 15, 2009
    based on 6 ratings

    Expounding on the differences between knowing about Christ and knowing Him.

    Knowing Him Text: Ephesians 3:14-21 By: Ken McKinley (Read Text) Before we get started I want you all to stop for a moment and think of a film that you truly enjoy… Did you think of one? I did, I thought of the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark. I really like that movie. But I was thinking more

  • 14. Knowing Him Part Two

    Contributed on May 28, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    There is a difference between knowing about Christ, and knowing Him personally as your Lord and Savior.

    Unity of the Spirit (Communion Service) Text: Ephesians 4:1-6 By: Ken McKinley (Read Text) How many of you remember the millennium celebration? When we moved from 1999 to the year 2000? I remember Samoans beating drums, Germans singing Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at Brandenburg Gate; I more

  • 15. The Shape We're In

    Contributed on May 28, 2009
    based on 6 ratings

    This sermon takes a look at the shape of the church (particularly the Southern Baptist denomination) and encourages Christians to be about our Fathers business.

    The Shape We’re In Text: Ephesians 4:7-13 By: Ken McKinley (Read Text) Every year the President of the United States stands before Congress to deliver his state of the Union Address. From one year to the next, what is said is often forgettable – it’s mostly talking points and the laying out more

  • 16. Grow Up!

    Contributed on May 28, 2009
    based on 5 ratings

    We are to be growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, and we are to be moving towards maturity in the faith. This sermon looks at this teaching more closely.

    Grow Up! Text: Ephesians 4:13-16 By: Ken McKinley (Read Text) Nostalgia is a powerful thing. Have you ever noticed that when some people talk about the past they refer to it as the “Good ole days?” TV commercials have picked up on this. I remember seeing the commercials for Life cereal more

  • 17. Walk This Way, Talk This Way

    Contributed on Jun 10, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    Christians should not be living like the rest of the world.

    Walk This Way, Talk This Way Text: Ephesians 4:17-19 By: Ken McKinley (Read Text) A country farmer and his son came to the city for the first time. They were amazed by almost everything they saw, but were especially awe struck by the elevator. Neither of them had ever seen one before. The more

  • 18. A Change Is Coming

    Contributed on Jun 10, 2009
    based on 11 ratings

    How can a Christian walk as the Lord has commanded us?

    A Change Is Coming Text: Ephesians 4:20-24 By: Ken McKinley (Read Text) If you remember; last time we talked about growing up, today we are going to be talking about the changes that take place when you do. If you’ve ever been a parent then I’m sure you remember when your child first rolled more

  • 19. The Way To Change

    Contributed on Jun 10, 2009
    based on 6 ratings

    Examining the process of sanctification in light of what Paul writes in the book of Ephesians

    The Way to Change Text: Ephesians 4:25-28 By: Ken McKinley (Read Text) As we continue on with our study of the Book of Ephesians we remember that last time we talked about how God expects us to change. God expects us, and even commands us to change. He tells us to put off the old self and more

  • 20. Zip It!

    Contributed on Jun 23, 2009
    based on 11 ratings

    The words of ones mouth are evidence of what is in the heart

    Zip It! Text: Ephesians 4:29 – 5:2 By: Ken McKinley (Read Text) I’m sure we’ve all heard the old saying, ‘Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.’ WRONG! Sticks and stones may cause bruises, they may even break your bones, but those things can heal up. But more

  • 21. The Path Of Purity

    Contributed on Jun 23, 2009
    based on 5 ratings

    In this sermon I discuss several of the admonishions given to us by Paul as to how Christians should live their lives.

    The Path of Purity Text: Ephesians 5:1-7 By: Ken McKinley (Read Text) Now before I begin let me just say that this sermon is rated NC17, no one under 17 is admitted without an adult… just kidding, but I bet I got some of your attention there didn’t I? There is a slogan today in marketing and more

  • 22. Driving Out The Darkness

    Contributed on Jun 27, 2009
    based on 6 ratings

    A study of how the light of Christ in our lives transforms us and drives out the darkness that we were previously in.

    Driving out the Darkness Text: Ephesians 5:7-14 By: Ken McKinley (Read Text) When I was a little boy, in grade school I remember taking a field trip to The Alabaster Caverns. Well when we moved back into this area I was excited about taking Leslie and Gabriel to Alabaster Caverns. They more

  • 23. Walking In Wisdom

    Contributed on Jun 27, 2009
    based on 8 ratings

    Wisdom is not knowledge, it is the correct application of knowledge. A person can have all the knowledge in the world and yet lack wisdom.

    Walking in Wisdom Text: Ephesians 5:15-21 By: Ken McKinley (Read Text) I have an uncle that has a certain phrase that he often uses when someone comes to him with troubling news. He will listen to the person and then he will say, “This too will pass.” Now he doesn’t say that flippantly or more

  • 24. Gods Plan For Marriage (Pt. 1)

    Contributed on Jul 10, 2009
    based on 5 ratings

    A sermon looking at the teachings on marriage give to us in the book of Ephesians

    God’s Plan for Marriage (Pt. 1) Text: Ephesians 5:21-33 By: Ken McKinley (Read Text) A man and woman, both 60 years old, had just spent the day celebrating 40 years of marriage. They got home and were examining their gifts when all of a sudden an angel appeared and said, “Because you two more

  • 25. God's Plan For Marriage (Pt. 2)

    Contributed on Jul 10, 2009

    The second of two sermons preached on the topic of marriage and God’s ideal for it.

    God’s Plan for Marriage (Pt. 2) Text: Ephesians 5:21-33 By: Ken McKinley (Read Text) Marriage was instituted by God in the Garden of Eden, it’s not the invention of man. In-fact; I think we could make the argument from Scripture that marriage is the basic institution from which all other more