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Sermons on Ephesians

The Gifts of the Victorious Ascended King

After giving the exhortation regarding the unity of the church and the need to be eager to maintain unity, Paul goes on to describe the various gifts Christ has given to the church (Ephesians 4:7-11). In this passage, Paul quotes from Psalm 68, which speaks of the ascension of God to his heavenly throne. Paul…

The Doctrine of Unity (pt. 2)

We continue in our study of Ephesians where Paul is applying what he taught in the first three chapters of Ephesians and he begins with an urgent appeal to unity.  Our text is Ephesians 4:1-6. As we saw last time, Paul repeats the word “one” seven times in a trinitarian statement about unity. Last time we looked…

The Doctrine of Unity (Pt. 1)

We continue in our study of the book of Ephesians. We began the application portion of the epistle last week where Paul gives an urgent appeal for unity. But Paul never divorces application from doctrine. So, immediately he reminds us of the doctrine on which the appeal for unity is based.  Verses 4-6 is a…

An Urgent Appeal to Unity

After three chapters of gospel exposition where Paul emphasized the church as the New Creation Temple of God, he begins his exhortation with this urgent call to unity. In light of all that he has said, this is the first application that we should take to heart. We are called not simply to an individual…

The Grand Doxology

Our text marks the transition from gospel exposition to Paul’s application, which will begin in chapter four.  Just like in the book of Romans, Paul ends his exposition of gospel blessing with a doxology (praise to God) (see Romans 11:33-36). Paul is encouraging us to enter into his praise and to see God’s power displayed…

A Prayer of the New Covenant Temple (PT. 1)

Ephesians 3:14-19 (ESV) For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may…

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