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

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)