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: Unity of the Body

[Ephesians 4:1-16] “With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” (v. 2-3 ESV) 2 With ALL humility, lowliness of mind, modesty gentleness, mildness, gentle strength (power with reserve & strength) patience, forbearance, longsuffering, steadfastness, staying power bearing […]

Sanctity of Life

The Sanctity of Life “I call upon the citizens of this blessed land to gather on that day in homes and places of worship to give thanks for the gift of life, and to reaffirm our commitment to the dignity of every human being and the sanctity of each human life.” – excerpt from the […]

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: Our Cornerstone

[Ephesians 2:11-23] Psalm 118:22 – stone rejected by the builders has become the head of the corner Verse 12 —   At one time we were                               Through Christ we are Separated                                                                 Brought Near Without hope                                                          With Peace Fellow citizens with the saints – Members of the household of God Built on Foundation of Apostles […]

Ephesians Study: Immeasurable Greatness

[Ephesians 1:15-23] The Power of God – Omnipotence (all-powerful) Parted the Red Sea & the Jordan River Reattached the ear of the soldier Raised the dead – Resurrection Power! God’s power is GREAT – God’s power is UNABLE TO BE MEASURED 19 “And what is the immeasurable greatness of His power toward us who believe, […]