This is the third and final sermon on the topic of spiritual death. This sermon was preached on July 3, 2022 at Pioneer Bible Church. This is part of our verse-by-verse study of Ephesians. So far we have seen that spiritual death is… The past reality of believers in Jesus ChristThe present reality for all … Continue reading Ephesians 2:1-3 – Dead in Trespasses and Sins (Part 3)
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)
Christ Is Risen from the Dead – Seven Resurrection Truths
1. The resurrection of Christ is central to the Gospel and the whole Bible. 1 Corinthians 15:1-11: Christ has died for our sins (1 Corinthians 15:3-4); this is verified in His burial. Christ has risen from the dead (1 Corinthians 15:4-8); this is verified by 500+ eyewitnessesLuke 24:44-48 – What was written in the Old … Continue reading Christ Is Risen from the Dead – Seven Resurrection Truths
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
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.John 5:24 I have been reading Full Assurance by Harry Ironside. I was greatly encouraged by his explanation of the "five links" … Continue reading Assurance
I Have Prayed for You
And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: but I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.Luke 22:31-32 These are incredible words. Satan literally demanded that Simon Peter be given to him. Satan's … Continue reading I Have Prayed for You
Redeemed By the Blood of the Lamb!
May the Lord fill our hearts with songs of deliverance! In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;Ephesians 1:7-8 ...giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of … Continue reading Redeemed By the Blood of the Lamb!
The Free Gift of God
For an audio version of this post please visit: Bible Living Blog Podcast “The Free Gift of God” Romans 6:23: "For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." As Christians it is always good to be reminded of the "basic" truths. It … Continue reading The Free Gift of God
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