Sermon Series
  • 1. From Rags To Riches

    Contributed on Jun 10, 2019
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    Introduction: Everyone likes a “from rags to riches” story. If you are a child of God then this text is “your story”! Paul boldly declares our riches (richness) in Christ. Let’s go to the ATM (Almighty Treasure Mine) and find out what the balance is in our account.

    The book of Ephesians is a goldmine full of great, grand and glorious truths. It has been called “The Queen of the Epistles”. “The Alps of the New Testament” and “The Third Heaven Epistle”. Curtis Vaughn says “It is considered by many people to be the greatest of Paul’s writings.” F.W. Farrar ...read more

  • 2. The Purpose Driven Prayer

    Contributed on Jun 10, 2019
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    Introduction: “Purpose” seems to be the buzz word today, wouldn’t you say? This text is the first of two prayers in the letter.

    Introduction: “Purpose” seems to be the buzz word today, wouldn’t you say? This text is the first of two prayers in the letter. Its very position drives home its purpose. “For this reason” could look back to God’s blessings (1:3-14), or it could look forward to the news Paul had received about ...read more

  • 3. From Death Valley To Grace Mountain

    Contributed on Jun 10, 2019
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    In these verses Paul shows us how to move from Death Valley to Divine Victory. He tells us how to move from the graveyard to the throne room. Take off those grave clothes and put on the grace-clothes. Put on your climbing boots and let’s take a hike.

    From Death Valley to Grace Mountain Ephesians 2:1-10 Introduction: Dr. David Dockery, in his excellent commentary on Ephesians, offers an insightful thought that illustrates well the simple meaning of this text. He relates that Mt. Whitney in California is the highest point in the lower ...read more

  • 4. The Rebel Rouser

    Contributed on Jun 10, 2019
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    Only Jesus can rouse the rebel. In chapter one, Paul describes the Christians possessions. In chapter two, he speaks of the Christians position.

    The Rebel Rouser Ephesians 2:1-10 Introduction: Only Jesus can rouse the rebel. In chapter one, Paul describes the Christians possessions. In chapter two, he speaks of the Christians position. I. The Predicament of the Lost (v.1-3) Paul describes the pre-Christian state. The person without ...read more

  • 5. A Challenge To The Church

    Contributed on Jun 10, 2019
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    Herein are some great insights regarding the ministry of the individual Christian and the church. Note in v.9, Paul’s words “To make plain” (bring to light, to enlighten). What Paul communicates let us comprehend

    A Challenge To The Church Ephesians 3:1-12 Introduction: Herein are some great insights regarding the ministry of the individual Christian and the church. Note in v.9, Paul’s words “To make plain” (bring to light, to enlighten). What Paul communicates let us comprehend. I. Paul’s Sacred ...read more

  • 6. Holy Tornado, Batman

    Contributed on Jun 10, 2019
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    While our past is history and our future is a mystery, let me show you, from this text, three things God, in His mighty power, desires for our church.

    Holy Tornado, Batman! Ephesians 3:14-21 Introduction: Robin always had a way with words, didn’t he? This message has nothing to do with Batman or Robin. It does have to do with “power” (tornadic power). Three times in this passage you will find the word “power”. If you have access to power ...read more

  • 7. The Abc's Of Prayer

    Contributed on Jun 10, 2019
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    Paul offers some valuable insights into the area of prayer.

    The ABC’s Of Prayer Ephesians 3:14-21 Introduction: After seeing his Green Bay Packers get sorely defeated one Sunday, Hall of Fame coach Vince Lombardi called his group together the following week and said, “Gentlemen, it’s time to get back to the fundamentals of football.” He held up the ...read more

  • 8. The Challenge - The Potential

    Contributed on Jun 10, 2019
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    How about a sermon for the New Year or new church year. There is before us a challenge, an opportunity, an open door. Are we up to the task?

    The Challenge – The Potential Ephesians 3:14-21 Introduction: How about a sermon for the New Year or new church year. There is before us a challenge, an opportunity, an open door. Are we up to the task? In 2:19-22, Paul gives a glorious description of the church. When he comes to 3:1 “for this ...read more

  • 9. The Worthy Walk

    Contributed on Jun 10, 2019
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    Paul moves from doctrine to duty. Here is a challenge (command) to practical Christian living. It is putting our faith into action. It is turning beliefs into behavior.

    The Worthy Walk Ephesians 4:1-7 Introduction: Paul moves from doctrine to duty. Here is a challenge (command) to practical Christian living. It is putting our faith into action. It is turning beliefs into behavior. The word “calling” is vocation. It does not mean job but to walk the “Jesus ...read more

  • 10. The Mission Of The Church

    Contributed on Jun 10, 2019
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    The following was a four-part series of sermons I preached on the mission of the church. I have condensed and combined them into one sermon. Perhaps it will be of some benefit to you. Let’s consider the mission of the church.

    The Mission of the Church Ephesians 4:1-16 Introduction: The following was a four-part series of sermons I preached on the mission of the church. I have condensed and combined them into one sermon. Perhaps it will be of some benefit to you. Let’s consider the mission of the church. I. We Are ...read more

  • 11. Living Godly In An Ungodly World

    Contributed on Jun 10, 2019
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    Is it possible to live a “G-rated” life (godly) in a “R-rated” society (raunchy)?

    Living Godly In An Ungodly World Ephesians 4:17-32 Introduction: Is it possible to live a “G-rated” life (godly) in a “R-rated” society (raunchy)? Listen to Paul’s words. Again in v.17, he calls us to walk (live). See 4:1. The Gentiles came from a pagan background. They brought with them into ...read more

  • 12. From Preachin' To Meddlin'

    Contributed on Jun 10, 2019
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    We’ve all heard those words (title) haven’t we? Paul discusses some practical applications of Christian living. He talks about holy living.

    From Preachin’ to Meddlin’ Ephesians 4:25-5:2 Introduction: We’ve all heard those words (title) haven’t we? Paul discusses some practical applications of Christian living. He talks about holy living. Speaking of holy living let me say two things. 1. It Is Impossible Without Transformation: ...read more

  • 13. How To Deal With Anger

    Contributed on Jun 10, 2019
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    Paul tells us the proper way to handle this issue

    How To Deal With Anger Ephesians 4:26-27 Introduction: Is anger a sin? Is anger ever justified? Is anger ever appropriate, and if so, when? How does one deal with anger? These are legitimate questions that need to be answered. All of us deal with anger. The question is “How do we deal with ...read more

  • 14. Quit Monkeying Around And Be A Real Ape

    Contributed on Jun 10, 2019
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    This is a fun little sermon with a seriously big message.

    Quit Monkeying Around And Be A Real Ape Ephesians 4:25 – 5:2 Introduction: “Mimetai Tou Theou” = Be imitators of God. Here is an exhortation in the present tense. It is to be our constant pursuit. What we became at conversion we must diligently continue to be thereafter! “Mimetai” = to mimic ...read more

  • 15. Learning How To Walk

    Contributed on Jun 10, 2019
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    Since we have been made “partakers of His nature” (2 Pet. 1:4) we should learn to imitate (mimic, copy) God. Now that we are children we should resemble our father. That can only happen as we grow more in grace.

    Learning How To Walk Ephesians 5:1-22 Introduction: For you parents, do you remember the thrill of watching your child take that first step? Don’t you think God takes great delight in watching us learn to walk? Note in verse 1 how Paul describes us “dearly loved children”. Paul teaches us that ...read more

  • 16. The Walk Of Wisdom

    Contributed on Jun 10, 2019
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    Paul exhorts us to live wisely.

    The Walk Of Wisdom Ephesians 5:15-21 Introduction: Paul exhorts us to live wisely. Note the word “careful” (NIV) in v.15. It suggests looking around and giving attention to circumstances and consequences as one might do when passing through a dangerous place. It expresses the idea of living in ...read more

  • 17. Getting To Know The Holy Spirit

    Contributed on Jun 10, 2019
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    How can we get to know the Holy Spirit?

    Getting To Know The Holy Spirit Ephesians 5:18; Acts 19: 1-4 Introduction: John Calvin said, “The sin of the O.T. times was the rejection of God the Father. The sin of the N.T. times was the rejection of God the Son. The sin of modern times is the rejection of God the Holy Spirit.” Much of what ...read more

  • 18. Be Filled With The Spirit

    Contributed on Jun 10, 2019
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    Let’s just take an honest look at this verse and see what we can discover.

    Be Filled With The Spirit Ephesians 5:18 Introduction: This text has been abused and misused by “modern day perfectionists” (second blessing teachers), “modern day Corinthians” (tongues speaking is evidence of the filling of the Holy Spirit), “modern day healers” (they place the physical over the ...read more

  • 19. My Pop's Tops

    Contributed on Jun 10, 2019
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    God has a definite purpose for fathers. What makes a Pop tops?

    My Pop’s Tops! Ephesians 5:22-23 Introduction: God has a definite purpose for fathers. What makes a Pop tops? I. His Relationship To His Wife (5:22-23) The greatest gift you can ever give to your children is to love their mother! Give them a healthy marriage. They are watching! They are ...read more

  • 20. Dating The Church

    Contributed on Jun 10, 2019
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    Are you dating your church?

    Dating The Church Ephesians 5:25-32 Introduction: Are you dating your church? This has nothing to do with determining the age of the institution. It has everything to do with one’s affection toward the institution. What do you mean? Think about it. Many people reject the church. A lot just ...read more

  • 21. Harmony In The Home

    Contributed on Jun 10, 2019
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    God has a wonderful plan for every home!

    Harmony In The Home Ephesians 5:22-6:4 Introduction: God has a wonderful plan for every home! That plan includes responsibilities for every member. If we will follow that plan, we will be well on our way to achieving harmony in our home. I. Some Wise Words For The Wife (5:22-24) A wife’s ...read more

  • 22. A Formula For Fatherhood

    Contributed on Jun 10, 2019
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    What makes a good father?

    A Formula For Fatherhood Ephesians 6:4 Introduction: Some have called this verse “the duty of a dad.” Others have referred it to as “the qualities of an effective father.” I just say it’s a “formula for fatherhood.” Public images of fathers are often times not very good. They have been ...read more

  • 23. Words Of Wisdom For The Workplace

    Contributed on Jun 10, 2019
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    God has a work for us.

    Words Of Wisdom For The Work Place Ephesians 6:5-9 Introduction: “I owe, I owe, so off to work I go.” The question is what do you do when you get there? Today’s workforce is consumed with what some have called “occupational frustration”. Many are just not happy with their work or job. How is a ...read more

  • 24. How To Dress For Success

    Contributed on Jun 10, 2019
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    We need to know how to dress as Christians

    How To Dress For Success Ephesians 6:10-18 Introduction: Say yes to the dress. Well, what should I wear? That all depends on the season, occasion, resources, style and preference. If you’re going to the prom – get a tux or formal. If you’re going to play a sport – dress accordingly. What ...read more

  • 25. Fighting For Life

    Contributed on Jun 10, 2019
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    This is not a playground but a battleground.

    Fighting For Life Ephesians 6:10-18 Introduction: This is not a playground but a battleground. We need to understand some things. I. We Have An Enemy (10-12) A. His Name “The devil”. His name means slanderer or accuser. His diabolical name reveals his character. B. His Nature He is shrewd, ...read more

  • 26. The Cosmic War

    Contributed on Jun 10, 2019
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    What should we do by way of practical duty?

    The Cosmic War Ephesians 6:10-24 Introduction: Paul carries us from profound doctrine to practical duty. David Dockery said, “Paul painted a chilling picture of the cosmic war raging between Satan and God’s people.” If we look around we can see this war escalating. We behold a-morality, ...read more

  • 27. Beware Of The Enemy

    Contributed on Jun 10, 2019
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    Satan is always moving. He is actively encountering the Christian and the church.

    Beware Of The Enemy Ephesians 6:11 Introduction: Satan is always moving. He is actively encountering the Christian and the church. Let’s take a look at this arch-enemy. I. His Structure See Mark 5:9; Eph. 6:11. His schemes refer to his methods. A. He is Multiplied “Legion” is a key word. It ...read more

  • 28. Filled With The Holy Spirit

    Contributed on Jun 10, 2019
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    There is little fruit where there is little filling.

    Filled With The Holy Spirit Ephesians 5:18; Galatians 5:16-26 Introduction: There is little fruit where there is little filling. Let’s study these two texts. I. The Equality Of The Spirit Jesus claimed equality with God (Phil. 2:6). The Holy Spirit is just as equal. God is one in three. See ...read more