Sermons on Ephesians
The only way a church can accomplish the mission and vision that God has given to the church is if it is a unified church. Unity is not uniformity, but it is an essential element of any church that desires to do what God has called us to do.
Living the Christian life, our “walk,” isn’t really all that complicated.
Whenever we embark on a journey that involves a change of direction, we need some guidance for the new, unexpected path. Thankfully, the Bible gives us that guidance. It’s as simple as becoming an imitator–of God…
How we speak, and how we relate to one another is more important than we may realize. What if our speech and our interactions had an impact on God, as well as an impact on those around us? Would it change the direction you’re heading?
The path that we God intends us to walk is a difficult one. It is a narrow, challenging path. It requires perseverance and dedication to living the way God desires His children to live. It requires us to walk in a completely new direction…
One problem that every Christian faces is the issue of the “old self.” Our old self is the person we were, before coming to faith in Jesus. The problem with this old self is that we tend to put them back on, like a comfortable suit of clothes. We have been given a “new self” and God expects us to put this self on whenever and wherever we are.
We have been given a chance to change our path when we ask Jesus into our life. The problem is that we are constantly being tempted to go back to the old path…
Life is a journey–it has a beginning, middle and end. We all start with the same beginning, spiritually speaking. We get to choose the middle and end. So, what choice will you make?
Obedience is a topic we might avoid in the church. Oh, we want our children to be obedient–but we are hesitant to think about ourselves as being obedient. However, the Bible tells us that God prefers obedience to sacrifice. Even more importantly, since we are called to be warriors, we must become obedient warriors.
Giving thanks ought to be easy, unless you consider giving thanks to an Almighty God is possibly a little beyond just saying, “Thank you.”