Sermons on Ephesians

Sermons on Ephesians

Gifted

Ephesians 4:7-16 Sermon Application Questions Read Ephesians 4:1-16. How do verses 1-6 and 7-16 fit together? How does the emphasis change? What does the “but” do? Why do you think that Paul includes verses 8-9? What is their importance to what he is saying in this section? What does it mean to be a saint? Do you think of yourself as a saint? If not, why? What are saints…

Cosmic Now Common: Walk This Way

Ephesians 4:1-6 Sermon Application Questions According to the letter of Ephesians what is the “call” we have been called to? How would you summarize Ephesians chapters 1-3? What does Paul mean when he uses the word “walk?” How do we walk in a manner or equal to that call? If you are to live in accordance to the call, the manner of your walk has something to say about the…

A Bold Prayer for Power

Ephesians 3:14-21 Sermon Application Questions  How does this prayer compare with Paul’s first prayer in 1:15-23? What is Paul’s prayer for them (v. 16)? What results will come for them? What do you think it would look like for Christ to dwell in our hearts? What do you think Paul is referring to when he says, “the breadth and length and height and depth?” When you pray…

The House of God

Ephesians 2:18-22 Sermon Application Questions  According to Ephesians 2:18, how do both Jews and Gentiles have access to the Father? What is the significance in Ephesians 2:19 that gentiles are no longer strangers and aliens but fellow citizens and members of the household of God? What did Paul mean when he called Jesus the Cornerstone and the Apostles and Prophets the…

Talk the Talk: Confession

Ephesians 4:4-6 Sermon Application Questions  What is a “confession?” What is a confession in the context of the Bible? What do we want to accomplish by making a confession? What kinds of things should be in a confession, and what kinds of things should be left out? Paul makes a confession in these verses. Why? What does Paul find to be essential about God and his work?…

Walk the Walk: Calling

Ephesians 4:1-3 Sermon Application Questions  Why do you think Paul references his status of being a “prisoner for the Lord?” What impact might this have on a reader who is mindful of what Paul has given up for the sake of Christ? In other words, would a reader pay more or less attention to what Paul writes? Paul wants our lives as Christians to match our status as…

Peace to the Far and Near

Ephesians 2:17 Sermon Application Questions What do you think of when you hear the word “peace?” Paul is using the word “peace” again to refer to relationships between specific individuals. Who are these individuals, and what is wrong with their relationships? Wait a minute. Jesus didn’t actually talk to the Ephesians that Paul is writing to, right? How then did Jesus…

Remember: Hostility and Hope

Ephesians 2:11-13 Sermon Application Questions Why is it important to remember our lives before Christ? Shouldn’t we simply forget the way that we were? Distant memories, no? How does remembering what we used to be like before Christ help us to understand who we are now in Christ? Paul paints a pretty bleak picture for the Gentiles (who wouldn’t have called themselves…

Blessings: Reputation

Ephesians 1:15-16 Sermon Application Questions Why is a good reputation important? Why is a bad reputation bad? What does our reputation have to do with our message? In other words, what kinds of connections get made between what we say and who we are known to be? Is it possible to lose a good reputation? Change a bad one? How? Are you satisfied with your Christian…

Blessings: Sealed

Ephesians 1:13-14 Sermon Application Questions How much do you think about the Holy Spirit? When you do, what do you think about him? What does the Bible say in general about the Holy Spirit? In other words, what are the various roles that the Holy Spirit plays, what does he do, etc.? Is the Holy Spirit an “automatic” gift in the sense that when we become a…
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