Sermons on Ephesians

We Get It All

Text: Ephesians 2:1-10 Summary: The Gospel means the Good News. It’s God’s plan to rescue us from our hopeless condition by sending Jesus to live the life we couldn’t live and die the death we deserved. But most people, including many in our churches, don’t understand the message of the Gospel. God made it all.…

Communication

Text: Ephesians 4:25-32, other selected passages Summary:  Effective communication is perhaps the most difficult thing to accomplish.  It’s true of an organization and its true of a relationship. Although difficult to achieve, effective communication is essential.  Tony Gaskins once said, “Communication to a relationship is like oxygen to life. Without it … it dies.” God communicates.…

God’s Work of Art

Works (good deeds, the fruit of the Spirit) are an essential part of the Christian life. They do not justify us before God, but they do define us after we have been forgiven. Forgiveness (justification) and life transformation (sanctification) are separate but dynamically linked. It is inevitable that a true Christian will visibly demonstrate evidence…

But God

After coming through the gloom and stark reality of our basic fallen nature in Eph 2:1-3, Paul is now able to demonstrate the contrast between what we were by nature and what we are by grace. He describes the reason God rescued us (his own mercy), our status as coheirs of Christ (seated with him),…

Dead

We begin a three-part series called “Immeasurable” that celebrates the amazing, far-reaching grace of God toward us. This good news is set against the reality of the bad news of Ephesians 2:1-3. This description of human nature is so catastrophic that we are rendered hopeless apart from a divine intervention. This is the whole wonder…