Sermons on Ephesians

Sermons on Ephesians

Getting Oriented

Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost Sermon Starts at 24:08 in the recording Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: John 6:56-69 56Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them. 57Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever eats me will live because of me. 58This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like that which your ancestors ate, and they died. But the one who eats this…

How Shall We Live?

Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost Sermon starts at 18:52 in the recording Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Epistle: Ephesians 5:15-20 15 Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people but as wise, 16making the most of the time, because the days are evil. 17So do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18Do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery; but be filled with the Spirit, 19as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, singing…

The Bread of Life

Tenth Sunday After Pentecost Sermon starts at 22:02 in the recording NOTE: There are some sound issues in the first ~90 seconds of the recording; it resolves itself after that. Service Booklet This Week’s Readings Gospel: John 6:24-35 24So when the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum looking for Jesus. 25 When they found him on the other side of the lake, they said to him,…

Being Known

Ninth Sunday After Pentecost Sermon starts at 22:55 in the recording Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: John 6:1-21 1After this Jesus went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, also called the Sea of Tiberias.  2A large crowd kept following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing for the sick. 3Jesus went up the mountain and sat down there with his disciples. 4Now the Passover, the festival of the Jews, was near. 5When he looked up and saw…

The Meat in the Middle

Eighth Sunday After Pentecost Sermon starts at 21:35 in the recording Service Booklet This Week’s Readings Gospel: Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 30 The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. 31He said to them, ‘Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.’ For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. 32And they went away in the boat to a deserted place by themselves. 33Now many saw them going…

God is in Charge

aka Not My Farewell Sermon Banner Photo credit: Summer Green Seventh Sunday After Pentecost Sermon starts at 21:46 in the recording Service Booklet All Readings Gospel: Mark 6:14-29 14 King Herod heard of it, for Jesus’ name had become known. Some were saying, ‘John the baptizer has been raised from the dead; and for this reason these powers are at work in him.’ 15But others said, ‘It is Elijah.’ And others said, ‘It is a prophet, like one of the prophets of old.’ 16But when Herod…

The Flip Side of Grace

The Fourth Sunday in Lent Sermon starts at 14:50 in the recording Service Booklet All Readings Gospel: John 3:14-21 14And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. 16 ‘For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. 17 ‘Indeed, God did not send the Son…

God’s Resolution for You

Second Sunday After Christmas Sermon starts at 22:40 in the recording All Readings Service Booklet Gospel: Luke 2:41-52 41 Now every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the festival of the Passover. 42And when he was twelve years old, they went up as usual for the festival. 43When the festival was ended and they started to return, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but his parents did not know it. 44Assuming that he was in the group of travellers, they went a day’s…

Seated with Christ in the Heavenly Places

Last Sunday after Pentecost The Feast of Christ the King Sermon starts at 09:00 in the recording All Readings Service Booklet Gospel: Matthew 25:31-46 31 ‘When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. 32All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, 33and he will put the sheep at his right…

Getting Stuck

The Fourth Sunday in Lent All Readings Afterthoughts Sometimes the passages each Sunday cannot be fully unpacked, and they require more time to think about. This certainly is the case for this week, And so I wanted to think more about the passage from 1 Samuel 16. While the majority of the focus of this passage is placed on God choosing a very young David to be Israel’s next king (verses 6-13), I want to take a look at Samuel’s reaction to the transition…