Spiritual Warfare 4: feet shod with the gospel of peace

Sermon preached on 24th June 2012

Peace with God

Peace with God (Photo credit: listentothemountains)

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms (Ephesians v12).

The church is under attack from secular forces and this has increased in recent years.  We need to recognise it’s not a flesh and blood battle and stand firm.  Read more of this post

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Spiritual warfare 2: The belt of truth

Outline notes from sermon preached on 13th May 2012

 

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” [Ephesians 6:12]

When we really believe this it is life changing.  When we really have this Biblical worldview in our hearts, it gives us the foundation for victory in our spiritual warfare.  Read more of this post

Ephesians 6:10-24 Spiritual warfare 1: The reality of our warfare

Outline notes from sermon preached on 29th April 2012

 

Paul’s Finally in v10 it’s not an introduction to an afterthought which we can just think about at our leisure. Read more of this post

Ephesians 5:21-33 A few thoughts on marriage, and gay marriage

Notes from sermon preached on 22th April 2012 

1. A few thoughts on marriage in Ephesians 5:21-33

First thing to say about marriage is that it is God’s idea.  Read more of this post

Ephesians 4v31-5v14 Our Christian Walk

Sermon preached on 25th March 2012 

There are two main instructions in this passage:

2 walk in love (KJV)

8 walk as children of light (KJV)

The teaching in Ephesians 4v31-5v14 is very practical and down to earth.  Read more of this post

Ephesians 4:17-30 Holiness

Sermon preached on 18th March 2012

When we talk about holiness, we don’t mean being extremely religious or “holier than thou.”  We mean Christlikeness, which, unlike extreme religiosity, is very attractive. Read more of this post

Ephesians 4:1-16 Making sense of Ephesians 4:11

Sermon preached on 11th March 2012

Six apostles, from the Jelling church, Denmark.

Six apostles, from the Jelling church, Denmark. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this passage we see how God’s establishes His church and His purpose for the church to grow in love to become mature.  Read more of this post

Ephesians 3:14-21 Changing World, Changing Church

Sermon preached on 26th February 2012

Changing World, Changing Church

We are living in a rapidly changing world, and as Church we need to a) recognise the changes, and b) respond positively.   Read more of this post

Ephesians 2:11-22 Peace and reconciliation

Sermon preached on 12th February 2012

Peace and reconciliation

This passage, titled “One In Christ” in the NIV, is about reconciliation and peace.  The passage teaches us what God has done to bring about reconciliation and peace between God and human beings, and human beings with human beings. Read more of this post

Ephesians 1:15-23 Knowing God better

Sermon preached on 22nd January 2012

Knowing God better

After a formal introduction Paul begins the letter:

v3 “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.”      Read more of this post