Ephesians Study: Prepared for Battle

[Ephesians 6:10-24] “We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed” (2 Corinthians 4:8-9) “He put on righteousness as a breastplate, and a helmet of salvation on his head; he put on garments of vengeance for clothing, and […]

Ephesians Study: Submission

[Ephesians 5:21 – 6:9] 21 – Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. To submit oneself To be subject To be obedient 21 – submitting – to one another 22 – submit – wives to husband 24 – is subject unto – Church to Christ Must have the Spirit (see verse 18) – […]

Ephesians Study: Exposed by the Light

[Ephesians 5:1-20] 8 – For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light. [NIV] 9 – For this light within you produces only what is good and right and true. [NLT] 11 – Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. […]

Ephesians Study: Anger Management

[Ephesians 4:17-32] 25) Don’t lie 26) Don’t act in anger – James 1:20 – Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires. [NLT] Anger motivated by pride. Anger that lingers. 27) Give no opportunity to devil 28) If you are a thief, quit stealing. Instead, use your hands for good hard work, and then […]

Ephesians Study: Abundantly More

[Ephesians 3:20-21] “Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” [ESV] God is alive. God is active. God is […]

Ephesians Study: Love of Christ

[Ephesians 3:14-19] “And I ask Him that with both feet planted firmly on love, you’ll be able to take in with all followers of Jesus the extravagant dimensions of Christ’s love. Reach out and experience the breadth! Test its length! Plumb the depths! Rise to the heights! Live full lives, full in the fullness of […]

Ephesians Study: Least of the Saints

[Ephesians 3:1-13] Paul wrote over half of the books in the New Testament. Paul knew the Scriptures well. Paul had an encounter with Jesus and a special calling to preach to the Gentiles. He had many reasons to be puffed up. Instead we read: 1 Corinthians 15:9 “least of the apostles,” Ephesians 3:8 “very least […]