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

He Was Forsaken

I had a long trip in the car, yesterday. As I was traveling, the Lord Jesus continually brought Hebrews 13:5 to mind, which is the verse I mentioned in my post yesterday morning. It says,Let your conversation (1) be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for He hath said, I … Continue reading He Was Forsaken

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

Psalm 23:1 Meditation Pt. 2

This is another meditation from Psalm 23. The more I meditate on this Psalm, the more I see what a powerful tool it is to preach truth to myself. Today, I am confronting my doubts and fears head-on with Psalm 23:1. "The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want" (Psalm 23:1) For something I … Continue reading Psalm 23:1 Meditation Pt. 2

Built on Christ the Living Cornerstone

1 Peter 2:4-10 I. The Lord Jesus Is the Living Cornerstone A. Rejected by Men (John 1:10-11) – reject= investigate and find wanting… B. God’s chosen and precious Stone C. Stands in the Scriptures• Isaiah 28:16 (v. 6)• Psalm 118:22 (v. 7)• Isaiah 8:14 (v. 8) II. There Are Two Possible Responses to the Lord … Continue reading Built on Christ the Living Cornerstone