Ephesians 6 - Saints at War 3 - Counter attack
Although we often have to stand firm in defence there are three ways we can positively act in our struggle with our opponents. We have the Gospel to allow good footwork, we have the Sword of the Spirit in our hands and access to our infinite God in prayer.
Ephesians 6 Saints at War 2 - the Defensive Armour
The important thing is to stand. Being covered by Christ and His protective armour means it is possible to remain standing on the "evil day".
Ephesians 6:10-12 Saints at War 1 - Not against flesh and blood
How churches wage war and emerge victorious. Our fight is with evil and not primarily with other people.
James 2:12-26 – What good is faith without deeds?
James does not tolerate our excuses, but insists that if faith does not act, it is dead. (Neville Reid, 18 August 2019)
Ephesians 6:5-9 – Power relationships: How to behave in them
We have no recording for this message, but click here for notes. (Erik Pattison, 11 August 2019)
Ephesians 6:1-4 – Live in the Lord
"Obey your parents in the Lord": taking this command as a worked example of what it means for all of us to live in the Lord. (Neville Reid, 4 August 2019)
Ephesians 5:15-32 – Saints serve and submit
Saintly living is a matter of home life rather than public life. As the church submits to Christ, so we all serve and submit to one another. And as Christ gave himself for the church, so husbands in particular are called to sacrificial love for their wives. (Erik Pattison, 28 July 2019. Includes a long Q&A session)
Ephesians 5:1-20 – Living as a Community of Saints
"Saints" is God's word for his children. This is a challenge to live as a community of holy people. (Erik Pattison, 14 July 2019)
Ephesians 4:17-5:2 – Get changed
Paul urges us, having received a miraculous new life, to live as new people, putting off the old and putting on the new. (Neville Reid, 14 July 2019)
Ephesians 4:11-24 – Grown-Up Church
Although we often assume this, Christian maturity is NOT a gradual process. Maturity is seen in the church rather than in individuals. A grown-up church is one that is full of genuine repentance. (Erik Pattison, 7 July 2019)
Ephesians 4:1-16 – Live Worthy - In the Church
Called and changed by God, how should we live now? Live worthy of our calling; first of all, in the church. For the sake of unity, we treat each other in humble love. For the sake of maturity, we must each play our part, according to the grace given to each one. (Neville Reid, 30 June 2019)
Earlier talks on Ephesians
See the separate page for the series on Ephesians so far, and a couple of earlier talks on the same letter.