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Ephesians 5:15-21  — Walk Wisely

Ephesians 5:15-21 — Walk Wisely

BIG IDEA: WALK WISELY – IN THE WILL OF THE LORD – UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE HOLY SPIRIT – IN MUTUAL SUBMISSIONI. (5:15-17) WALK WISELY IN THE WILL OF THE LORD WITH A SENSE OF URGENCYA. (:15) Theme: Walk Wisely “Therefore, be careful how you...
Ephesians 5:3-14  — Walk in the Light

Ephesians 5:3-14 — Walk in the Light

BIG IDEA:KEEP YOURSELF PURE AS YOU WALK IN THE LIGHT AND EXPOSE DEEDS OF DARKNESSINTRODUCTION: Remember theme of Walk in Love (:1-2). This leads in to the discussion on abstaining from impurity = the perversion of love.I. (:3-7) ABSTAIN FROM IMPURITYA. (:3) Dirty...
Ephesians 5:1-2  — Walk in Love

Ephesians 5:1-2 — Walk in Love

BIG IDEA: WALK IN LOVE — FOLLOWING THE EXAMPLE OF – GOD OUR FATHER – CHRIST OUR SAVIOR INTRODUCTION — “Therefore” Based on the example of God in Christ forgiving us … Closely tied to ending verses of Chapter 4; yet this word is used...
Ephesians 4:17-32  — Walk Differently

Ephesians 4:17-32 — Walk Differently

BIG IDEA: THE CHRISTIAN WALK MUST BE RADICALLY DIFFERENT — – THAN THE UNSAVED – THAN OUR OLD SELFINTRODUCTION:Importance of this issue: “This I say therefore, and affirm together with the Lord”Paul and the Lord on the same page on this important...
Ephesians 4:1-16  — Walk in Unity

Ephesians 4:1-16 — Walk in Unity

BIG IDEA: IN HUMILIY AND LOVE, PROMOTE UNITY IN A CONTEXT OF DIVERSITY WITH THE GOAL OF MATURITYMAJOR TRANSITION:(:1) THEME OF CHAPS. 4-6 — THE DUTY OF THE CHURCH — HOW WE SHOULD WALK IN CHRISTPaul has spent 3 chapters describing our high calling;Now he...
Ephesians 1:19-23  — God’s Power Working for Us

Ephesians 1:19-23 — God’s Power Working for Us

BIG IDEA: HIS GUARANTEE FOR SUCCESS IS GOD’S POWER WORKING FOR US — THE SAME POWER THAT RESURRECTED AND EXALTED CHRIST TO HIS POSITION AS HEAD OVER ALL — BOTH IN THE UNIVERSE AND IN THE CHURCH WHICH IS HIS BODYReview: Message of Ephesians: SINCE GOD...
Ephesians 1:15-18  — Prayer for Spiritual Enlightenment

Ephesians 1:15-18 — Prayer for Spiritual Enlightenment

BIG IDEA: WE NEED THE ENLIGHTENING WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT TO FULLY UNDERSTAND AND RELATE TO GODINTRODUCTION: When a baby is born, his eyes are opened to a whole new world, a different dimension than anything he has ever known. He is very limited as to what he can see...
Ephesians 1:13-14  — Security for the Future

Ephesians 1:13-14 — Security for the Future

BIG IDEA: THE HOLY SPIRIT SECURES THE SAINTS’ FUTURE –SECURES IT FOR US AND FOR GODINTRODUCTION:God wants us to appreciate the blessings He has given us. Sometimes we need a little reminder to get our focus off of some of the areas of confusion and...
Ephesians 1:8-10  — The Mystery of His Will

Ephesians 1:8-10 — The Mystery of His Will

BIG IDEA: GOD HAS BLESSED US WITH INSIGHT INTO THE MYSTERY OF HIS WILL; AND THE UNIFYING PRINCIPLE OF THE WILL OF GOD IS THAT CHRIST SHOULD HAVE THE PREEMINENCEINTRODUCTION:All of us wrestle with the question: What is the will of God for my life? Why doesn’t God...
Ephesians 1:7  — Liberated by Redemption

Ephesians 1:7 — Liberated by Redemption

BIG IDEA: REDEMPTION FREES US FROM THE BONDAGE OF CAPTIVITY TO JOYFULLY SERVE CHRISTINTRODUCTION: We live in an age of terrorism where the taking of hostages is a frequent occurrence. We understand what it is like to be a hostage; we identify with the hostages in...
Ephesians 1:5-6 — Adoption as Sons

Ephesians 1:5-6 — Adoption as Sons

BIG IDEA: A STUDY OF THE 3 MAJOR NT PASSAGES REGARDING SPIRITUAL ADOPTION REVEALS FOUR COMMON POINTS OF EMPHASIS /GOD DETERMINED THOSE HE CHOSE WOULD BE LIKE HIS SONINTRODUCTION:Our relationship to God can be pictured in a number of ways: (cf. MacArthur here)1)...