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Best Wishes

September 1, 2019 Scripture: Ephesians 6:21-24 I. Our best wishes are for peace for the church. A. This wish for peace is found in vs. 23: “Peace be to the brothers.” Paul has mentioned peace many times in his letter to the Ephesians. He opened his letter in Eph. 1:2 with a wish for peace. Then…

Fighting from Our Knees

August 25, 2019 Scripture: Ephesians 6:17-20 I. You need the armor of the helmet of salvation for fighting Satan. A. This instruction from Paul for Christians comes in Ephesians 6:17: “take the helmet of salvation.” Our salvation from God’s judgment, which is symbolized by this helmet, is not earned by our own hard work and effort…

Get Ready

Pastor Travis Armstrong Ephesians 6:15-16 August 18, 2019 Put On Your Gospel Shoes “and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace”. (v15) Get Prepared “in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for…

Stand and Fight

August 11, 2019 Scripture: Ephesians 6:13-14 I. You stand and fight with the belt of truth. A. We need the armor of God today if we are going to stand and fight against Satan and his demons. If we in the church put on God’s armor, verse 13 says that we can stand firm as we…

The View for Victory

August 4, 2019 Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-12 I. You are at war with Satan and his demons. A. Is there a devil according to Paul (Eph. 6:11-12)? Absolutely. And not only is there a devil. Since God has adopted you into His family through Christ, you have become Satan’s enemy. You are not at war with anyone…

A Godly Household

July 28, 2019 Scripture: Ephesians 6:1-9 I. Children obey their parents in a Spirit-filled home. A. According to Ephesians 5:18 one characteristic of a disciple is that a disciple is filled with the Holy Spirit. The Bible teaches that the one God is a Trinity who is a family of three – Father, Son and Holy…

Sex & Marriage

July 21, 2019 Scripture: Ephesians 5:31-32 I. Sex is not about certain things. A. In Ephesians 5:31 Paul quotes from Genesis 2:24 and writes, “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” In the very first marriage, God made it clear that…

Submit… To Him?

July 14, 2019 Ephesians 5:22-24 We don’t skip passages of the Bible because theymake us uncomfortable. We need to read the passages in the context in whichthey were written. We understand that submission is a sign of godliness. Wife, submit to Christ because He is Lord. “Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the…

Loving the Stranger

July 7, 2019 Scripture: Ephesians 4:15-16 I. When your spouse becomes a stranger, you love her through the power of truth. A. In the context of Ephesians 4 the apostle Paul is talking about the spiritual growth of the church. The way to grow a church into the likeness of Jesus is through the powerful combination…

The Mission of Marriage

June 30, 2019 Scripture: Ephesians 5:25-33 Song of Solomon 5:16: “His mouth is most sweet, and he is altogether desirable. This is my beloved and this is my friend.” I. A Christian husband makes his wife a new creation through sacrificial love. A. “Love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for…