Sermons on Ephesians

Prayer, Our Greatest Weapon

Ephesians 6:18-20 provides the final instruction to the saints about their spiritual armor. Prayer, though not singled out as a specific piece of armor is the greatest weapon the Christian has. Pastor Scott will explore why we should pray, when we should pray, how we should pray and for what we should pray in this sermon.

Ephesians 6:15-17 The Rest of the Armor

Sermon Outline Ephesians 6;15-17 The Rest of the Armor Introduction The Gospel of Peace Purpose of shoes Shoes for everything Roman military sandals Caliga – strong leather soul, open leather top, studded for grip, not wear out To protect the feet and allow faster movement and response Feet fitted, i.e. bind on. Securely affix. What…

Breastplate of Righteousness

Ephesians 6;14b The Breastplate of Righteousness Sermon Outline     Introduction What is a breastplate for? What is righteousness? Righteousness is not the same as self-righteous (Phil 3:4-7) Righteousness is related to Faith (Rom 1:17) Appealing to Christ Christ the only Righteous one (Rom 3:10) Imputed Righteousness, i.e justification (Phil 3:8-9, 2Cor 5:21) Righteousness is…

The Belt of Truth

The Belt of Truth (Ephesians 6:14a)   Context The battle is spiritual and not physical (Eph 6:12c) We have an enemy that isn’t flesh and blood (Eph 6:12c) Our enemy is the devil and his cadre. (HC 127) We don’t need to find the enemy, he will find us. (Dt 11:24, Josh 1:3) We need…

We have but 1 Enemy (POHFW)

There is but one enemy, and we are not it! (Ephesians 6:10-13 ) Sermon Outline Illustration of a fight/wrestling match We have a common enemy Not each other (1Cor 12:12-13a, 27) Not any other person (Eph 6:12a) Demonic Evil (Eph 6:12) The battle is spiritual that we are engaged in and it touches upon the…

Worship in the Workplace

Is Work Worship?  How can you have an Ethic of Worship in the Workplace? Ephesians 6;5-9 The ethics of the Workplace On Slavery in the Ancient World Slaves Work is Worship: Obey as you obey Christ (Eph 6:5) Obey all the time (Eph 6:6) Work hard for them (Eph 6:7) We have only 1 Master…

A Father’s Heart

Sermon Outline Ephesians 6:4 A Father’s Heart Carrying on the Analogy God as Father (Eph 6:4) Train up (Heb 12:11, 2Tim 3:16) Instruction (1Cor 10:11, Tit 3:10) These two words taken together, instruct, command, the parents to ensure that good behavior is taught and bad behavior is pointed out and corrected. We must discipline (Dt…

Christ in Children

Ephesians 6:1-3 Christ in Children   Children Obey your parents in the Lord for this is right. (Eph 6:1) A Daughter with her Mother. Relation to Ephesians 5:18-21 Christ Obeyed His heavenly Father Scriptural Proof (Mt 3:17, Jn 5:19, 12:49, Lk 22:42) Why did this matter? 2 Reasons Sin – sin is lawlessness (1Jn 3:4)…

The Godly Marriage

A Godly Marriage   Ephesians 5;22-33   A godly marriage pictures our relationship with Christ Christ Leads the Church (Eph 5:23) Christ loves the church (Eph 5:25) Love is (1Cor 13:4-8) Loves gives of oneself without limit Love gives to purify and cleanse Christ Feeds and cares for the Church (Eph 5:29) Christ unites himself…