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

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Luke 24:1-12 Jesus’ resurrection

Sermon preached on 8th April 2012, Easter Day

As this is Easter Day I want to share, perhaps not surprisingly, on Jesus’ resurrection.

READ Luke 24:1-12

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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

Defining evolution

This short article, written by WEC missionary Paul Finch, is a summary of  the talks I gave recently to four non-Christian groups in Italy, and which were well received.

One of the central tenets of our guest speaker’s presentations on evolution was the fact that there has been introduced into the word itself a subtle confusion. He suggested that if we introduce 2 new terms, micro-evolution and macro-evolution, 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

Ephesians 1:3-10 God’s purpose in election

Sermon preached on 8th January 2012

(please note these are notes!)

God’s purpose in election

Christogram (labarum) with Jesus Prayer in Rom...

It’s the beginning of a New Year and it’s hard to believe it is 2012 – Olympic year!  I believe this year God wants to bless you, which is why I come to Ephesians 1.

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