Messages on Ephesians

Messages on Ephesians

Living Life – Giving Thanks

The author of Ephesians gives us an outline for living our lives in a messy world. The prescription? Stay grounded in God, be prepared for what happens, and be thankful for what you receive. The text today is Ephesians 5:15-20.

Speaking Truth

“Speaking Truth” is the topic of this sermon for the 11th Sunday after Pentecost. We continue the “Geared Up for Life” sermon series based upon Ephesians. This morning’s text is based upon Ephesians 4:25-5:2. Once again, the author moves  from preaching to meddling! We are told to be “imitators of God” as we learn how to deal with anger and live into community.

A Life Worthy

As we enter into this fourth Sunday of the worship series on Ephesians, we’ve completed the first three chapters which deal with theological concepts. As we move into the fourth chapter, the author shifts to putting the theology into practice. Some might say that he moves from “preaching to meddling.” Our text this morning is Ephesians 4:1-16. Join us as we are reminded that we are all part of the body of Christ, a body where there is “one faith,…

Rooted and Grounded in Love

Someone once said that “God loves us and there is nothing that we can do about that! Thank God!” In our lesson from Ephesians 3:10-21, Paul not only reminds us that we, as the church, are invited to experience the mystery of God, but that we, are invited to share that mysterious experience with everyone that we meet. We are all adopted into God’s family. To God, all means all and in Southern, all means “all y’all.” Thanks be to…

Setting Our Hope

Today, on this Seventh Sunday After Pentecost, July 11, 2021, we begin a seven week journey through Ephesians. The first part, chapters 1-3, deal with the theological questions that ask “why are we doing this?” The second part, chapters 4-6 ask the question “how do we go about living this way?” In today’s introduction, we look at Ephesians 1:3-14 and explore what the author of Ephesians was trying to share with the folks who would hear this letter read aloud.…

The Last Word

Have you ever wondered about last words? For instance, the last words of a famous person as they lay dying or the last words of a family member or friend? In this day when darkness is at hand and our society is being pulled apart by hyper-partisanship and tribalism, this Christ the King Sunday reminds us that Jesus has the last word. Our scripture: Ephesians 1:15-23.