Description: This book began proclaiming that God has given the believer every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places and now Paul has taken us from the heavenlies and brought us to our knees. Now as we conclude this book, we are reminded that it is all of God and we require His strength to sustain us …prayer helps us remember that.
Description: We look at the sixth and final piece of the Armor of God and the only piece that is both defensive and offensive in nature. We also look at Isaiah 59 and see how this armor, which belongs to Christ, has passed the test and not found wanting.
Description: We look at the fifth piece of the Armor of God and the last of the defensive pieces (the last is offensive). This piece truly represents the last piece of our defense, where we must look beyond the temporal battle and fix our eyes upon Jesus and the most sure hope of glory, knowing that this battle will have an end and the end is known and victorious.
Description: Paul has divided the whole Armor of God into two categories. We study the first piece of armor in the second category which is the shield of faith. We learn what faith is and how to wield it and why and how it protects us. We also learn how even our faith is nothing but the trust that we place upon the person and work of Christ.
Description: Although it may sound strange to read about peace when we are being equipped for war, it is not strange at all. War and peace are always two sides of the same coin, and when you are at war with one party it usually means that you have established peace with another. We are warring against the devil because we have experienced peace with God. We need to remind ourselves of this peace with God: that Christ has purchased and firmly planted our feet into it so that we will be able to stand firm.
Description: The enemy is a slanderer and a liar. In our passage today, Paul shows us how Christ’s righteousness is as a shield about the sinner and protects us from the enemy’s lies and enables us to stand in the spiritual battle that we are engaged in.
Description: In our Key Text today,Paul gives us the first of six pieces of armor. It is this first piece, described as the “Armor of God,” which he commands us to put on so that we will be able to stand firm against the attacks of the enemy.
Description: There is so much confusion over the concept of Spiritual Warfare. Much of it stems from not understanding our position as believers in Christ and not understanding all that Christ has accomplished on our behalf. We need to remember that we fight from a position of victory and the battle has been won.
Description: The single most prevalent description in the Bible of the Christian’s relationship with Christ is the slave/master relationship. If that is the case, why don’t we notice it when we are reading Scripture and what does that view of our Christian status declare about how we should then live?
Description: Paul provides parents with two commands: The first is negative as he tells parents what they are not to do. The second is positive as Paul instructs Christian parents on their responsibilities and duties before the Lord.
Description: In today’s message, we that a look at the second illustration that Paul provides on how a husband is to love his wife. That is, he is to love his wife as himself. This is bound up in a special unity that exists between husband and wife that doesn’t exist in any other relationship on earth. This unity is meant to reflect the unity that we have as the bride of Christ with our Lord and Bridegroom. What an amazing mystery.
Description: God has called Christian husbands to love our wives not only with a sacrificial love but with also a purifying love. That means that we need to love our wives with her sanctification in view.
Description: Paul tells husbands that they are to love their wives as Christ loved the church, this is not only a “high bar” this is an impossibility. Paul doesn’t tell husbands this to dismay them but rather to point out the Christo-centric aspect of marriage and provide us a view of marriage that is based on the gospel and based specifically in the way that Christ related or ministered to His bride, the church.
Description: All Christians are under the authority of someone else. Husbands are accountable to the Lord and to the elders in the church. Children are under the authority of parents and slaves under the authority of masters. In our passage this morning Paul speaks to husbands and commands them to love their wives as Christ loved the church.
Description: All Christians are under the authority of someone else. Husbands are accountable to the Lord and to the elders in the church. Children are under the authority of parents and slaves under the authority of masters. In our passage this morning Paul speaks to wives to be in submission to their own husbands as unto the Lord.
Description: Paul gives us 5 participles to explain the consequences or results of a spirit filled life. We find that one who is under the control of the Holy Spirit is a person who has a heart that sings, a life of thanksgiving, and is a humble servant.
Description: In today’s sermon, we come to a controversial section of Scripture for two reasons. The first is that the mention of “alcohol” opens a can of worms for many Christians and the second is that there is disagreement on what it means to be filled by the Holy Spirit and the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives. This sermon attempts to clear up any confusion and misconceptions regarding both of these areas and clearly outline what Paul means by this verse and why he makes such a comparison.
Description: Paul continues his admonition that we are to be imitators of God. We are to imitate God as we walk in love, walk in light, and walk in wisdom. Paul encourages us to make the most use of our time, literally redeem our time which is one way that we are to walk in wisdom.
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