Ephesians 2:1-3 – Dead in Trespasses and Sins (Part Two)

The following notes are from the Sunday morning sermon at Pioneer Bible Church on June 26, 2022. Last week we saw three points: Spiritual death is the past reality for believers in Jesus ChristSpiritual death is the present reality for everyone who is not trusting in Jesus ChristSpiritual death is the absence of God’s life … Continue reading Ephesians 2:1-3 – Dead in Trespasses and Sins (Part Two)

Ephesians 2:1-3 Dead in Trespasses and Sin (Part One)

As our church family is studying Ephesians, we are considering spiritual death in Ephesians 2:1-3. What does it mean that we are spiritually dead apart from Christ? In Ephesians 2:1-3, Paul really pulls back the white sheet or lifts the casket lid on humanity's deadness apart from Jesus Christ. This truth also connects to the … Continue reading Ephesians 2:1-3 Dead in Trespasses and Sin (Part One)

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

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

Adopted and Accepted in Christ

This is an outline for the sermon at Pioneer Bible Church on February 27, 2022. Adopted and Accepted in Christ (Ephesians 1:3-6 Pt 3) Overview of Ephesians - Saints: Set Apart in Calling and Practice Chapters 1-3 Position/Calling in ChristChapters 4-6 Practice/Walk in ChristConnected by Ephesians 4:1 CHRIST IS…IN/THROUGH CHRIST WE ARE…The Chosen OneChosenThe Son of … Continue reading Adopted and Accepted in Christ

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

Grace in the Letter to the Ephesians

Series: Ephesians – Saints: Set Apart to God in Calling and Practice Review: Week One: Overview of Ephesians Chapters 1-3 – Position in ChristChapters 4-6 – Practice in ChristConnected by Ephesians 4:1 Week Two: “Paul, the ambassador of King Jesus, writing to those who are set apart to God through trusting in Jesus Christ.” This … Continue reading Grace in the Letter to the Ephesians