You Were Dead - Ephesians 2:1-3

Our text is found in Ephesians 2:1-3. It states, And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— 3 among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. In the first chapter of Ephesians we have seen Paul doing two tings. First, in Ephesians 1:3-14 Paul praised the Lord. praising God for His saving plan which resulted in believers being adopted into His family. He praised God for His glorious grace by which be

Because I Have Heard - Ephesians 1:15-23 part 2

15 For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, 16 I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, 18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might 20 that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his

Mark And Val's Wedding

Mark and Valarie, It would be hard to put into words the emotions that you have felt over the last few weeks. Initially you tried to limit this wedding to the gathering together of around 125 people. There were discussions about the food, the reception, the dance, the flowers, and this beautiful wedding. All of that changed over night. Discussions soon turned to how to cut down the size to just 50 people. There was no one that you did not want to see here today. But you managed to limit the number of people to about that number. Then it happened again, we were told that there were to be no gatherings over 10 people. In the blink of an eye, you had to eliminate all of your friends from being

Ephesians 1:15-18 Three Reasons For Paul's Prayer

Our text for today is Ephesians 1:15-23. It states, For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him f

Ephesians 1:13-14 - The Holy Spirit's Sealing

Let us then take a moment to read all of Ephesians 1:3-14 as a way of reminding us what we have considered over the last month. And then we will primarily look at verses 13-14 today. 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, 4 even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love 5 he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, 6 to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. 7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgive

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