Sermons on Ephesians

Kleptomania and Its Cure

Ephesians 4:28 (ESV)28 Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need. Dear Friends in Christ,      A church is supposed to be a safe place, isn’t it?  In fact, we often refer to the inside of a church…

A Little Bit of Heaven on Earth

Ephesians 5:21 (ESV)21 submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ. Dear Friends in Christ,                                                                                                 Some years ago the Saturday Evening Post ran an article entitled “The Seven Ages of the Married Cold.”  It revealed a series of reactions that a husband gave to his wife’s colds during the first 7 years of…

A Day Off From Problems

Ephesians 6:10-20 The Armor of God 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual…

Wanted: Misfits for Ministry

Ephesians 2:10 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Dear Friends in Christ, One of the big words that I hear a lot in Christian circles these days that I never heard when I was at the seminary nearly 40 years ago…

Why You Need a Church Family

Ephesians 2:19-20 19 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. Dear Friends in Christ, What do you think of when you hear the word “togetherness”?  That…

Dining at the Table of the King

Ephesians 2:4-10 4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in…

Loving Those Who Are Different

Ephesians 4:2 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Dear Friends in Christ, I’d like to begin my sermon this morning by asking you to envision something that I’m sure we’ve all experienced plenty of times.  I want you to imagine that you’re riding on a crowded elevator. …