Ephesians (2016-2017) (Page 2)
Text: Ephesians 4:25-32 We live in a day when it is important that as Christians we walk the walk and talk the talk. But, unless we allow God to control us, we will never be transformed into the walk and talk mentioned in Eph. 4:25-32. Look at these verses to see what is possible with God’s grace.
Text: Ephesians 4:17- 24 If you are a follower of Christ, there should be a noticeable change between how you lived before you accepted Christ and how you are learning to live as a disciple. And, your “before and after” picture is based on the choices you make on a daily basis. In Ephesians 4:17-24, the Apostle Paul presents us with two choices.
Text: Ephesians 4:7-16 Being born again produces spiritual babies, but God does not want us to stay babies. He wants us to grow and mature as Christians and serve His church and kingdom. In Ephesians 4:7-16, the Apostle Paul talks about what God has given to us to help us become spiritually mature.
Text: Eph. 4:4-6 The church will only stand out and thrive for Jesus when it stands up in unity around a common identity. What this looks like is found in Ephesians 4:4-6.
Text: Ephesians 4:1-3 Don’t you like it when the Bible writers begin to get practical? After the Apostle Paul writes the first three chapters of Ephesians and ends that section with the truth that God is able, he leaves the mountain top of this wonderful letter and lets us know what we can do in Christ and with his help. Ephesians 4:1-3 begins with instructions on how to live the Christian life in community.
Text: Ephesians 3:20-21 Three of the most encouraging words in the English language are these: “God is able.” Nothing is too big for God. There is no fear, no obstacle, no troubled relationship, no plan, no temptation, no opportunity and no dream too big for the power and authority of God to work for his glory. In Ephesians 3:20-21, the Apostle Paul takes us to the mountaintop of God to show us how we and our church can achieve his plan and purpose for his glory.
Text: Ephesians 3:14-19 Ever wonder how to pray for the church? Enter the Apostle Paul’s school of prayer and listen to him talk to his heavenly Father in Ephesians 3: 14-19. Here you will learn how to pray powerful, effective prayers for other believers and the church.
Text: Ephesians 3:1-13 Do you enjoy mysteries? In Ephesians 3:1-13, the Apostle Paul fills us in on a mystery found throughout the Old Testament, but explains it so that we can see the plot, story line and ending. It’s the mystery story of the church and the Gospel for all people.
Text: Ephesians 2:11-22 In a culture filled with racial and religious division, is there any hope for the church? Can true unity and peace characterize the church in a world falling apart? In Ephesians 2:11-22, the Apostle Paul tells us how when he answers three basic questions.
Text: Ephesians 2:1-10 Most people like to see before and after pictures, especially if the “after” picture makes you look better. In Ephesians 2:1-10, the Apostle Paul paints a before and after picture, but this one is of someone who has been transformed by God’s grace through faith. It forces you to ask the question, “Am I in this picture, and where?”