Sermon Archives

Ephesians
April 30, 2017

Prayer Struggle

Prayer Struggle

The Christian is exhorted to put on the armor of God and thereby to withstand the attacks of the enemy. To this is added the need for prayer. In prayer we express our dependence on God. By devoting ourselves to prayer, we are able to see God accomplish his work through us, which both encourages us […]

April 23, 2017

The Armor of God

The Armor of God

Christians struggle against a powerful enemy who wants to shipwreck their faith and turn them into rebels against God. The only defense is the armor which God himself wore when he struck the decisive blow of victory over the enemy. Clothed in this armor, Christians are strengthened with God’s mighty power and will persevere in […]

April 16, 2017

Be Strong in the Lord

Be Strong in the Lord

There is a great cosmic battle between Good and Evil and we are swept up into the struggle. Our evil Enemy looks for every opportunity he can to thwart the progress of the gospel, taking advantage of both tragedy and prosperity to coax us away from God and his ways. We are powerless against Satan’s […]

April 9, 2017

The Faithful Slave

The Faithful Slave

The instructions the Scripture gives to Christian slaves and masters has broad application to believers in every time and place. By commanding slaves and masters to faithfully serve on another, the Bible turns slavery on its head. Following the example of Jesus, Christians can enjoy a greater relationship with one another, whatever place they hold in […]

April 2, 2017

The Obedient Child

The Obedient Child

Obedient children are not merely a nicety; they are a necessity. Children who disobey their parents contribute to chaos in the home and, eventually, chaos in society. This is why the Scriptures make explicit the requirement for children to obey their parents. Children who learn to obey their parents, and parents who insist on obedience […]

March 26, 2017

The Ideal Marriage

The Ideal Marriage

Marriage is God’s idea, so having an ideal marriage requires us to follow God’s plan. God designed marriage in order for a man and a woman to experience a oneness with another that is unlike the experience of any other relationship. In this real union, marriage reflects the greatest love story and testifies to its […]

March 19, 2017

The Loving Husband

The Loving Husband

The specific role that husbands are commanded to play in marriage is the role of “lead lover.” The way that husbands are commanded to lovingly lead their home is through a sacrifice of love that is modeled on the sacrificial love of Christ himself. When we understand what the love of Christ achieved for the […]

March 12, 2017

The Submissive Wife

The Submissive Wife

God’s design for marriage includes specific roles that the husband and wife are to fulfill. In commanding her to submit to her husband, God calls the wife to follow her husband’s lead. Although the command is not popular in modern times, it is grounded in the fact that God has designed for the husband to […]

March 5, 2017

Be Filled by the Spirit

Be Filled by the Spirit

Because of the great privileges that have been bestowed on Christians, we have a responsibility to conduct ourselves in certain ways. We should live wisely, capitalizing on the opportunity to make a difference in an evil world. We should live with understanding, knowing how to discern the will of God in every matter. And most […]

February 26, 2017

Exposing the Lie of Sexual Sin

Exposing the Lie of Sexual Sin

Christians are called to defend the purity of sex, understanding that sex is a gift from God. And we are to give thanks to him for this gift by using it in the way he designed for it to be used. This is a serious matter that we cannot ignore. And by honoring God with […]

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