Sermons on Ephesians

Sermons on Ephesians

Nov 19: The Church Still Matters

25th Sunday after Pentecost: The Church Still Matters Scripture: Ephesians 1:15-23 What we often perceive to be the case isn’t always the case. For example, the image to the left is a bird’s eye view of the backyard of the parsonage in Adrian, where we lived for six years.  From the picture, the backyard looks to be the typical flat lawn. But in reality, it significantly slopes downwardly toward the rear-left corner of the yard. In fact, the slope is…

March 19: Woman, Here Is Your Son

  4th Sunday of Lent: Woman, Here Is Your Son (4/6) Other sermons in this series“The Seven Last Words of Christ” #1: Father, Forgive Them #2: Today You will Be With Me in Paradise #3: My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me? #5: I Am Thirsty #6: It Is Finished Scripture: John 19:23-27 Did any of you grow up in a family in which there was a reputation that was expected to be upheld either by behaving in…

Feb 12: A Life of Service and a Life of Generosity

  Scriptures: Matthew 4:18-22 & Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-13 A Life of Service and a Life of Generosity (4/4) Other sermons in this series #1: The Three Committments of a Disciple #2: A Life of Worship & Hopspitality #3: A Life of Opening to Jesus & Obeying Jesus As we bring this particular discipleship sermon series to a close, let me start by asking a question, one which may strike some of you as odd or maybe even irrelevant: Are church…

Nov 6: God’s Gift to Every Saint

  Church Calendar: All Saints Sunday Scripture: Ephesians 1:9-23 By now, some of you might have caught on that I like to talk about discipleship and putting our faith into action. Concerning putting our faith into action, James 2:17 is quite clear that faith which isn’t accompanied by action – serving others, giving of ourselves, etc. – is a dead faith. And a dead faith is a good-for-nothing faith! So, it’s true that through the years I’ve spent a lot…

May 29: The Church At Work is Christ at Work

  May 29, 2022 – Ascension Sunday Scriptures: Acts 1:1-11 & Ephesians 1:15-23 A while back I shared with you that for most of my adult life, I couldn’t wrap my head around the bodily ascension of Jesus as described in the Bible. Luke, who authored both the Gospel of Luke and the book of Acts, includes it in both books, but provides a few more details in Acts. Mark also mentions it in the closing of his Gospel. Here’s…

February 20: What Doesn’t Change

  This is the last in a 4-part sermon series called “Living Faithfully.” In this series, Pastor Drew will be addressing some of the deeper truths by which we profess our faith in and commitment to following Jesus Christ, even as our denomination faces the likelihood of separation later this coming summer. The theme for today’s message is the unchanging nature of God and the unchanging purpose of the church. Sermon #1 – January 30: “God’s Still in Charge!“ Sermon…
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January 30: “God’s Still In Charge!”

  This is the first in a 4-part sermon series called “Living Faithfully.” In this series, Pastor Drew will be addressing some of the deeper truths by which we profess our faith in and commitment to following Jesus Christ, even as our denomination faces the likelihood of separation later this coming summer. The theme for today’s message is God’s love for the church. Sermon #2 – February 6: “What Did Jesus Do?“ Sermon #3 – February 13: “Called and Equipped“…

January 23: Elder: Equipper of the Called

  This is the last in a 3-part sermon series entitled “Called to Ministry.” By virtue of water baptism, Christians receive a “call” to a ministry which is common to all followers of Jesus. Among the baptized, God calls some to ‘set apart’ ministries, the most common being a call to ordained ministry. The United Methodist Church has two orders of ordination: deacon and elder. Today’s theme is the role and purpose of The United Methodist Elder. Sermon 1 –…
Geared Up for Life

August 22: Geared Up…for Life (7/7)

  sermon #1: “Blessed By God to Be a Blessing” (July 11) sermon #2: “The Wrecking Ball Jesus” (July 18) sermon #3: “Part of a Team” (July 25) sermon #4: “A Life Worthy” (Aug 1) sermon #5: “All Y’all, Be Imitators of God” (Aug 8) sermon #6: “Thank You, God!” (Thanksgiving in August) (Aug 15) Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-20 Let’s say it’s a breezy 50° morning, it’s just starting to get light outside, and it’s overcast. If I’m getting ready to…
Geared Up for Life

August 15: Thank You, God! (6/7)

  sermon #1: “Blessed By God to Be a Blessing” (July 11) sermon #2: “The Wrecking Ball Jesus” (July 18) sermon #3: “Part of a Team” (July 25) sermon #4: “A Life Worthy” (Aug 1) sermon #5: “All Y’all, Be Imitators of God” (Aug 8) sermon #7: The Armor of God” (Aug 22) [no sermon text provided]
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