This Is Who We Are in Christ! (Ephesians 1:1-14)

The following is an outline for a sermon preached at Pioneer Bible Church on May 1, 2022. The context of Ephesians is plural. Literally, Paul is speaking to "you all" throughout the letter. However, individual believers in Christ make up that group. Therefore, I have also listed each of these blessings in the first person. … Continue reading This Is Who We Are in Christ! (Ephesians 1:1-14)

The Mystery of His Will – Eph 1:9-10

The following is the outline of a sermon preached at Pioneer Bible Church on April 3, 2022. God Has Made the Mystery of His Will Known to Us – Ephesians 1:9-10[1] What has God made known to us?The mystery of His willWhat does “will” mean?Greek Word: thelayma; θέλημαTwo possibilities of meaning:God’s determination (Hebrew-Greek)[2]God’s preferred will … Continue reading The Mystery of His Will – Eph 1:9-10

Redemption: Ephesians 1:7-8

The following is a slighly edited version of a handout from a sermon preached at Pioneer Bible Church on March 27, 2022. What is redemption?To redeem: to purchase from slavery in order to set the slave freeRedemption: Deliverance from slavery purchased on behalf of the slaveConsider Exodus 6:6 – God brought the Israelites out of … Continue reading Redemption: Ephesians 1:7-8

BE SOBER, BE ALERT

BE SOBER, BE ALERTA Topical Study of the Enemy This is an outline of a sermon preached at Pioneer Bible Church on March 20, 2022. Scriptures: Genesis 3:14-15; Job 1:6-7; 2:1-2; Colossians 1:12-14; 1 Peter 5:6-11; Revelation 20:7-10 Some of Satan’s Schemes: Accusation (Job 1:6-12; Revelation 12:7-11)Temptation (Matthew 4:3; 1 Thessalonians 3:5)Murder (John 8:44; 1 … Continue reading BE SOBER, BE ALERT

May They Know We Have Been With Jesus

As I prepare to proclaim God's message to people this morning, I am convicted by Acts 4:13: Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus. Acts 4:13 Fellow Word-Proclaimers, may … Continue reading May They Know We Have Been With Jesus

Adopted and Accepted in Christ Sermon Manuscript

The following is a slightly edited transcript from a sermon preached at Pioneer Bible Church on February 27, 2022. Adopted and Accepted in Christ We are learning in Ephesians that all believers in Jesus are SAINTS. “SAINT” means we are set apart in our calling, and we are to be set apart in our practice. … Continue reading Adopted and Accepted in Christ Sermon Manuscript

Peace in Ephesians

The following is a lightly edited outline from the sermon in the morning worship gathering at Pioneer Bible Church on February 6, 2022. Ephesians -  Saints: Set Apart In Calling and Practice Week Four: Peace in the Letter to the Ephesians (Read 2:11-22) Peace Defined: Peace in position – War with God and His people … Continue reading Peace in Ephesians

Grace Disciplines Us

Our church family is currently studying Ephesians in our morning worship gathering. We have been overviewing the book to give us a good foundation. One of the means that I have used to lead this overview is to study the main topics of the letter. Something helpful I have learned from Charles Simeon Trust workshops … Continue reading Grace Disciplines Us

Paul, Christ’s Ambassador, writing to those set apart to God through faith in Christ Jesus (Eph 1:1-2)

The following is an outline (plus some explanatory notes) for the Sunday sermon on January 23, 2022 at Pioneer Bible Church. Ephesians -  Saints: Set Apart In Calling and Practice REVIEW: Overview of Ephesians Divided into Two Sections – Chapters 1-3 (Position) and Chapters 4-6 (Practice)Connected by Ephesians 4:1 (HINGE) This Week: Paul, Christ’s Ambassador, … Continue reading Paul, Christ’s Ambassador, writing to those set apart to God through faith in Christ Jesus (Eph 1:1-2)

Ephesians – Saints: Set Apart in Calling and Practice

The following is slightly adapted from the January 16, 2022 sermon at Pioneer Bible Church. This is the first in a series on Ephesians. Overview of Ephesians Divided into Two Sections – Chapters 1-3 and Chapters 4-6Connected by Ephesians 4:1 (HINGE) -  “I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a … Continue reading Ephesians – Saints: Set Apart in Calling and Practice