Sermons on Ephesians (Page 3)

Sermons on Ephesians (Page 3)

Blessings: Adopted

Ephesians 1:4b-6 Sermon Application Questions  God’s sovereign choice in salvation was not a cold, arbitrary decision. How does Paul describe God’s disposition toward us in his choosing and predestining? What is “predestination,” anyway? Not only were the saints, the faithful in Christ Jesus, chosen to be holy and blameless before God, Paul says…

Blessings: Chosen

Ephesians 1:4 Sermon Application Questions  Paul begins the first chapter of Ephesians with an introduction and then immediately writes of the blessings of God. From there he describes, one by one, the blessings that we have in Christ, starting with God’s choosing of the saints “before the foundation of the world.” Why does Paul start with this? What is…

Blessings

Ephesians 1:1-3 Sermon Application Questions Is Paul an “apostle of Christ Jesus” by his own will? Whose will, then? Why do you imagine that Paul felt this was significant enough to write in the very first sentence? On whose authority does he write, and why should we care? What is a “saint” according to the world, and what is a “saint”…

The Cosmic and The Common: Introduction

Life is hard. Sometimes our marriages are in bad shape. Sometimes we as parents drop the ball. Children rebel. Jobs can be difficult. And, even in the church, even in what is supposed to be a place of grace and a symbol of unity in Christ, there can be divisiveness and pain. As if all these things weren’t enough, we have an enemy, a very old enemy who would love to…