Sermons on Ephesians

Sermons on Ephesians

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 –…
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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…
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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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August 8: All Y’all, Be Imitators of God (5/7)

  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 #6: “Thank You, God!” (Thanksgiving in August) (Aug 15) sermon #7: The Armor of God” (Aug 22) [no sermon text provided]
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August 1: A Life worthy (4/7)

  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 #5: “Speaking the Truth and Living Faith-Fully” (Aug 8) sermon #6: “Thank You, God!” (Thanksgiving in August) (Aug 15) sermon #7: The Armor of God” (Aug 22) Scripture: Ephesians 4:1-16 Are you familiar with the saying, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts? It speaks to the truth…
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July 25: Part Of a Team (3/7)

  sermon #1: “Blessed By God to Be a Blessing” (July 11) sermon #2: “The Wrecking Ball Jesus” (July 18) sermon #4: “A Life Worthy” (Aug 1) sermon #5: “Speaking the Truth and Living Faith-Fully” (Aug 8) sermon #6: “Thank You, God!” (Thanksgiving in August) (Aug 15) sermon #7: The Armor of God” (Aug 22) Scripture: Ephesians 3:14-21 In the photograph to the left, who is each person racing against? (answer: each of the other racers.) In this case, each…
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July 18: The Wrecking Ball Jesus (2/7)

  sermon #1: “Blessed By God to Be a Blessing” (July 11) sermon #3: “Part of a Team” (July 25) sermon #4: “A Life Worthy” (Aug 1) sermon #5: “Speaking the Truth and Living Faith-Fully” (Aug 8) sermon #6: “Thank You, God!” (Thanksgiving in August) (Aug 15) sermon #7: The Armor of God” (Aug 22) Scripture: Ephesians 2:11-22 You don’t need to raise your hands, but how many of you endorse the idea of fate or destiny? Destiny is defined…
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July 11: Blessed By God to Be a Blessing (1/7)

  sermon #2 (July 18) sermon #3: “Part of a Team” (July 25) sermon #4: “A Life Worthy” (Aug 1) sermon #5: “Speaking the Truth and Living Faith-Fully” (Aug 8) sermon #6: “Thank You, God!” (Thanksgiving in August) (Aug 15) sermon #7: The Armor of God” (Aug 22) Scripture: Ephesians 1:3-14 Pastor Drew shared the following introduction to this sermon series during the time of welcoming and announcements. Summer is full of celebrations. Independence Day. Various jazz festivals, including Detroit,…