Ephesians: Cosmic Truth for Common People

Ephesians: Cosmic Truth for Common People

GOD’S COUNSEL ON MARRIAGE

GOD’S COUNSEL ON MARRIAGEEphesians: Cosmic Truth For Common People – Part 12Ephesians 5.21-33 THE FOUNDATIONAL QUESTION FOR MARRIAGE: Am I “In Christ”? vv. 18 & 21 “… be filled with the Spirit … submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.” (esv)  WHAT IS MARRIAGE? Counter-Cultural Covenant Commitment v. 31 “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” (esv) vv. 28–29 “… husbands should love…

DON’T BE A FOOL … BE FULL!

DON’T BE A FOOL … BE FULL!Ephesians: Cosmic Truth For Common People – Part 11Ephesians 5.15-21 v. 15 “Pay careful attention, then, to how you walk—not as unwise people but as wise …” (csb) THE WALK OF WISDOM WILL … Follow WHERE God Is Leading v. 17 “… donotbefoolish …” (esv)  Proverbs 28.26 “The one who trusts in himself is a fool, but one who walks in wisdom will be safe.” (csb) v. 16 “… making the best use of…

WALK AS CHILDREN OF LIGHT

WALK AS CHILDREN OF LIGHTEphesians: Cosmic Truth For Common People – Part 10Ephesians 5.2-14 vv. 8–9 “… now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true) …” (esv)  OUR LIGHT IS DEMONSTRATED BY OUR …   Careful Conversation  v. 4 “Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be…

NEW CLOTHES FOR THE NEW YOU

NEW CLOTHES FOR THE NEW YOUEphesians: Cosmic Truth For Common People – Part 9Ephesians 4.25-5.2 v. 24 “… put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.” (esv)  Isaiah 5.20 “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil …” (esv)  GOD’S CHILDREN DRESS LIKE WE ARE COMMITTED TO … Telling THE Truth v. 25 “… speak the truth … because we are members of one another.” (csb) Governing OUR Emotions v.…

A CALL TO TURN OUR LIVES OUTSIDE IN

A CALL TO TURN OUR LIVES OUTSIDE INEphesians: Cosmic Truth For Common People – Part 8Ephesians 4.17-24 v. 17 “… you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do …” (esv)     LIFE OUTSIDE OF JESUS IS: Inadequate Knowing … vv. 17-18 “… in the futility of their minds. They are darkened in their understanding …” (esv) v. 18 “… because of the ignorance that is in them …” (esv) THAT COMES FROM Absent Feeling … v. 18 “……

GROWING THE CHURCH

GROWING THE CHURCHEphesians: Cosmic Truth For Common People – Part 7Ephesians 4.1-16 v. 16 “… when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.” (esv)  WHAT MAKES THE CHURCH GROW? UNITY:  Divinely Called Together v. 1 “… live a life worthy of the calling you have received.” (niv) v. 3 “… eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” (esv)  John 17.21 “May they all be…

A PRAYER BORN OUT OF INSPIRATION

A PRAYER BORN OUT OF INSPIRATION Ephesians: Cosmic Truth For Common People – Part 6Ephesians 3.14-21 v. 14 “For this reason I bow my knees before the Father …” (esv) THE PRAYER OF INSPIRATION ASKS FOR … VITALITY TO Enjoy The Life Of Faith  v. 16 “… that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being …” (esv) v. 17 “… so that Christ may dwell…

SUFFERING FOR THE SAKE OF THE CHURCH

SUFFERING FOR THE SAKE OF THE CHURCHEphesians: Cosmic Truth For Common People – Part 5Ephesians 3.1-13 v. 1 “… a prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles …” (esv)  v. 13 “So I ask you not to lose heart over what I am suffering for you, which is your glory.” (esv)  THE CHURCH IS WORTH SUFFERING FOR B/C …  THE CHURCH IS Our True Community v. 4 “… my insight into the mystery of Christ …” (esv) v. 6…

WE’RE ALL IN CHRIST TOGETHER

WE’RE ALL IN CHRIST TOGETHEREphesians: Cosmic Truth For Common People – Part 4Ephesians 2.11-22 THE CHURCH SHOULD RELATE DIFFERENTLY BECAUSE … THE GOSPEL ISN’T Constrained By Our Experiences v. 12 “… separated from Christ…” & “… having no hope and without God in the world.”  “… alienated from the commonwealth of Israel …” & “… strangers to the covenants of promise…” (esv)    v. 11 “… called ‘the uncircumcision’ …” (esv) OUR SAVIOR HAS Removed Our Divisions v. 14 “For…

Salvation Is Who Jesus Is

SALVATION IS WHO JESUS ISEphesians: Cosmic Truth For Common People – Part 3Ephesians 2.1-10 SALVATION IS WHO JESUS IS BECAUSE … APART FROM JESUS We AreSpiritually Dead vv. 1-2 “And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked …” (esv)  v. 2 “… you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.” (niv)  v. 3…

SIGHT THAT STIRS THE HEART

Someone I’m Grateful For: __________________ vv. 17–18 “… that … God … may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened …” (esv)  James 2.19 “You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder.” (niv) LORD GIVE US LIGHT TO SEE HOW YOU ARE … CALLING US TO A HEAVENLY HOPE v. 18 “… so that you may know what is the…

THE BLESSINGS OF BEING IN CHRIST

THE BLESSINGS OF BEING IN CHRISTEphesians: Cosmic Truth For Common PeopleEphesians 1.3-14 v. 3 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places.” (esv) WHAT ARE THE BLESSINGS OF BEING IN CHRIST? WE EXPERIENCE … THE JOY OF BEING CHOSEN v. 4 “… even as he chose us in him …” (esv) v. 4 “… before the foundation of the world …” (esv) v.…