Sermons on Ephesians

Sermons on Ephesians

The Fight We Don’t Always Recognize

Ephesians 6:10-13 Sermon Application Questions  When you read this section (verses 10-20) what is your first response? What questions do you have? What emotions do you feel? How are we to understand the “rulers,” “authorities”, and “spiritual forces of evil”? Who or what do you think Paul is referencing? Are there any other texts in the Bible that talk about a battle…

The Biblical Employee

Ephesians 6:5-9 Sermon Application Questions  How is this text applicable today, after all we don’t have bondservants? Do you think that the relationship between a master and slave is the same as an employer and employee? Why? How do you think obedience of a bondservant looked when done with “fear and trembling,” “a sincere heart,” and “as to Christ?” These verses fall…

A Marriage Made in Heaven

Ephesians 5:22-33 Sermon Application Questions How would you define submission? How does the church submit to Christ? How does a wife submitting to a husband compare to the church submitting to Christ? How does a woman submit to her husband yet not lose her identity? What does it mean that Christ is the head of the church? How does the husband being the head of the wife…

Jubilant Surrender

Ephesians 5:15-21 Sermon Application Questions Read Ephesians 5:15. Why does walking with Christ in “days that are evil” require wisdom? How do we discern the will of God? Can you give specific examples from scripture that reveal God’s will? How does Ephesians 5:18-21 describe the result of being filled with the Spirit? What other results do we find in both the old and…

Walk as Children of Light

Ephesians 5:7-14 Sermon Application Questions Read Ephesians 5:1-14. What do you think Paul means when he says “do not become partners with them?” How do we partner with people like this? How do we think about this command and yet be lights in our community? How is Paul using the word “walk?” How do we walk in light? What are the practical steps we take for walking in…

Be Imitators of God

Ephesians 5:1-6 Sermon Application Questions What does it mean to imitate? How are we to imitate God? How can we help others to imitate God? How does being “beloved children” inform our understanding of how to imitate God? What ways can we not be imitators of God? What does it look like for Christians to walk in love? How does “as Christ loved us and gave himself up for…

Truth As It Is In Jesus

Ephesians 4:17-24 Sermon Application Questions How would you describe the way that Gentiles walk? What do you think he means by “futility of their minds?” Where does hardness of heart come from? What does Paul say that it leads to? How does hardness of heart and darkened understanding look in our world today? in our homes? in our culture? What does callousness look like…

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…