Sermons tagged with ‘ONE: the letter to the church in Ephesus’

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ONE: The letter to the church in Ephesus, ch. 6:10-24. What Armor is for.

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When Paul describes the armor of God, he is not describing defensive equipment, but offensives weapons. Yet the combat he describes when he¬†applies this picture is “prayer without ceasing” for the people around the Ephesian church. Not that they would defeat their tribalistic, human enemies in war, but that they would defeat the real enemies, […]

ONE: The letter to the church in Ephesus, chapter 6.1-9

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Looking at social relationships–in families, workplace, etc.–Paul describes the well-ordered community¬†and it’s potential: meaningful relationships through conscious service to each other. This depends, however, on the basis he established earlier…

ONE: The letter to the church in Ephesus, chapter 2

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First, let me apologize for the audio quality of this sermon; my mic wasn’t on and this is what an area mic picked up, so it’s pretty poor quality. I’m posting this more for the avid listener (if there is such a person) who doesn’t want to hear the later sermons out of context. In […]

ONE: the letter to the church in Ephesus, chapter 1

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Paul sets up his call to the Ephesian church to overcome the racial tensions between Jews and Greeks plaguing the church by focusing on the status of all followers of Jesus as adopted children of God. In adoption God reaches into the chaotic pool of selfish humanity and claims us as belonging to Him.