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Sermons on Ephesians

Grace Alone

What do you need to do to be saved? How can we ever stand before God “just as if we had never sinned?” (justified) Scripture alone Faith alone Grace alone Christ alone …the glory of God alone A bit of historical context Salvation came via grace that was only distributed via this one and only true church. …via the seven sacraments …faster…

Producing The Spirit’s Fruit

05 – Spirit of Truth – Producing the Spirit’s fruit The danger of chasing our natural desires Does grace mean we can do whatever we wanted to? … And just ask God to forgive us? So far … converting … indwelling … prodding The Fruit the Spirit brings a) A process that normally takes time. b) A reflection of how healthy that…

The Christian And Domestic Violence

The Christian and Domestic Violence A real story 1 in 3 women … experienced physical violence since 15 years old (2.56 million women). NSW (12 years) 1000 murders related to domestic violence, 92 % of the victims were female 100% of domestic violence related murders were as a result of male driven domestic violence. What is domestic violence? “Domestic violence is a…

Male = Female

Exposing Our Blind Spots – Male = Female Genesis 2:15-25 Galatians 3:26-4:7 (Not Recorded) Climbing a cliff with an overhang Our potential blind spot – male = female. Background Definitions Male = someone with an X and a Y chromosome Female = someone with two X chromosomes Are both genders equal? Gen 1:27, “So God created mankind in his own image, in…

Misplaced Identity

Exposing Our Blind Spots – Misplaced Identity 3 questions Do you want more people to know Jesus as their Lord and Saviour? Do you want your family and friends to know Jesus as their Lord and Saviour? Do you want the next generation of church people to remain faithfully following Jesus as their Lord and Saviour? If we take authentic Christian living…

Ephesians 6:1-9 – Good Works God Prepared – How To Honour Your Parent

Ephesians 6:1-9 – How to Honour Your Parents How has Ephesians been shaping you? Example 2 – Walking carefully within your family Eph 6:1, “Children obey your parents in the Lord for this is right”. …a commonly held world view. … directly linked to the commands God gave his people Two radical things Firstly, this command is addressed to the children. Secondly…

Ephesians 5:21-33 – Good Works God Prepared – How To Love Your Spouse

Ephesians 5:21-33 – How To Love Your Spouse A dangerous passage Misunderstood and misused by Christians like us Context of passage Eph 5:15 … “walk carefully” 3 explanations of walking carefully 1) verse 15 … being wise 2) verse 16 … knowing what God’s will is 3) verse 18 … being filled with the Spirit. a. speaking God’s word, b. singing and…