Sermon Archives: Ephesian Sermons

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The Fight has Commenced! (Ephesians 6:10-24)

Sep 11, 2016

Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-24 Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline Introduction I.Perspectives for the Battle (10-13) II. Panopoly for the Battle (14-17) III. Power for the Battle (18-20) Conclusion Ephesians 6:10-24 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may […]

A Christ-Centered Household (Deu 6:1-15, Eph 6:1-9)

Aug 28, 2016

Scripture: Deuteronomy 6:1-15, Ephesians 6:1-9 Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline Introduction I. Children II. Fathers III. Slaves IV. Masters Conclusion Deuteronomy 6:1-15 1 “Now this is the commandment—the statutes and the rules—that the Lord your God commanded me to teach you, that you may do them in the land to which you are going […]

The One Flesh Union (Matthew 19:1-9, Ephesians 5:28-33)

Aug 21, 2016

Scripture: Matthew 19:1-9, Ephesians 5:28-33 Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline Introduction I. Husband is One Flesh with His Wife II. Christ is One Flesh with His Church III. One Verse – Two Senses Conclusion Matthew 19:1-9 19 Now when Jesus had finished these sayings, he went away from Galilee and entered the region of […]

As Christ Loves the Church, So Husbands Your Wives (Isa61:10-62:5, Eph 5:25-27)

Aug 14, 2016

Scripture: Isaiah 61:10-62:5, Ephesians 5:25-27 Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline Introduction I. Love Your Wives as Christ Loved the Church II. That He Might Sanctify Her III. That He Might Present the Church Holy & Blameless to Himself Conclusion Isaiah 61:10-62:5 10 I will greatly rejoice in the Lord; my soul shall exult in […]

As the Church Submits to Christ, So Wives to Your Husbands (1 Cor 11:2-3, 1 Tim 2:8-15, 1 Pet 3:1-7, Eph 5:22-24)

Aug 7, 2016

As the Church Submits to Christ, So Wives to Your Husbands Scripture: 1 Cor 11:2-3, 1 Tim 2:8-15, 1 Pet 3:1-7, Eph 5:22-24 Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline Introduction I. Wives, Submit to Your Own Husbands 22 II. Because the Husband is the Head of the Wife 23 III. Because the Church Submits to […]

Christian Marriage: Renovated by and a Reflection of Gospel (Gen 2:18-25, Eph 5:22-33)

Jul 31, 2016

Scripture: Genesis 2:18-25, Ephesians 5:22-33 Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline Introduction I. Marriage – A Covenant from Beginning to End II. Marriage is God’s Covenant Answers to Loneliness III. God’s Covenant for the Contruction and Continuance of Civilization IV. Christ – Redemption & Repentance Conclusion Genesis 2:18-25 18 Then the Lord God said, “It […]

Singing and Making Melody to the Lord (Isa 42:5-13, Rev 5:8-10, Rev 14:1-3, Rev 15:2-4, Col 3:16; Eph 5:18-20)

Jul 24, 2016

Scripture: Isa 42:5-13, Rev 5:8-10, Rev 14:1-3, Rev 15:2-4, Col 3:16; Eph 5:18-20 Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline Introduction I. Spirit Filling II. Psalm Singing III. String Plucking Conclusion Isaiah 42:5-13 5 Thus says God, the Lord, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and what comes from […]

The Salvo of Sanctification (Ephesians 5:1-21)

Jul 17, 2016

Scripture: Ephesians 5:1-21 Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline Introduction I. Comprehensive Concern for God’s Will II. Concrete New Person in Christ III. Conformity of Practice in the Church Conclusion Ephesians 5:1-21 1 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. 2 And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for […]

How to Be Filled with the Holy Spirit (Joel 2:28-32, Eph 5:18-21)

Jul 10, 2016

Scripture: Joel 2:28-32, Ephesians 5:18-21 Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline Introduction I. What is Holy Spirit? II. What is the Filling of the Holy Spirit? III. How is One Filled with the Holy Spirit? Conclusion Joel 2:28-32 28 “And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all […]

Redeeming the Time (Ephesians 5:15-17)

Jul 3, 2016

Scripture: Ephesians 5:15-17 Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline Introduction I. Be Careful II. Be Redemptive III. Be Wise Conclusion Ecclesiastes 2:24-3:13 24 There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God, 25 for […]

Light vs Darkness, and No Shades of Gray (Gen 19:1-29, Eph 5:1-14)

Jun 12, 2016

Scripture: Genesis 19:1-29, Ephesians 5:1-14 Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline Introduction I. Be Clear II. Be Controlled III. Be Connected IV. Be Convinced V. Be Christ-Centered Conclusion Ephesians 5:1-14 1 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. 2 And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a […]

7 New Creation Imperatives of the Covenant Community (Psa 4, Eph 4:25-5:2)

Jun 5, 2016

Scripture: Psalm 4, Ephesians 4:25-5:2 Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline Introduction I. Speak Truth II. Resolve Anger III. Work with your Hands IV. Word Masonry V. Grieve Not the Spirit VI. Mimic the Father VII. Son-Shaped Love Conclusion Psalm 4 4 Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have given […]

How to Grow a Healthy Body (Isa 55:6-13, Eph 4:7-16)

May 15, 2016

Scripture: Isaiah 55:6-13, Ephesians 4:7-16 Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline Introduction I. Growth thru Ministers II. Christ – Head and Mold III. Growth thru Members Conclusion Isaiah 55:6-13 (ESV) 6 “Seek the Lord while he may be found; call upon him while he is near; 7 let the wicked forsake his way, and the […]

The Guile of Ministers (Jer 6:13-16, Eph 4:7-16)

May 8, 2016

Scripture: Jeremiah 6:13-16, Ephesians 4:7-16 Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline Introduction I. Spiritual Childhood 14a II. Spiritual Deceit 14b III. Grow Up in Christ, the Head 15 Conclusion Jeremiah 6:13-16 (ESV) 13 “For from the least to the greatest of them, everyone is greedy for unjust gain; and from prophet to priest, everyone deals […]

The Goals of Ministers from Heaven (Gen 1:26-28, 2 Cor 4:3-13, Eph 4:1-13)

May 1, 2016

Scripture: Genesis 1:26-28, 2 Corinthians 4:3-13, Ephesians 4:1-13 Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline Introduction I. The Gifts of Ministers 11-12 II. The Goals of Ministers 13 A. Unity B. Maturity C. Fullness Conclusion Genesis 1:26-28 (ESV) 26 Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have […]

Ambassadors Offering Amnesty (Isa 65:17-25, 2 Cor 5:14-21)

Apr 24, 2016

Scripture: Isaiah 65:17-25, 2 Corinthians 5:14-21 Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline Introduction I. Reconciliation Explained II. Reconciliation Exhorted Conclusion Isaiah 65:17-25 (ESV) 17 “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind. 18 But be glad and rejoice forever in that […]

Pastor: Minister or Manager? (Num 16:1-11, Eph 4:11-13)

Apr 17, 2016

Scripture: Numbers 16:1-11, Ephesians 4:11-13 Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline Introduction I. Three Prepositional Phrases II. “Setting” the Saints III. Work of Ministry IV. Building the Body V. Muting or Molding of the Word Conclusion Numbers 16:1-11 (ESV) 16 Now Korah the son of Izhar, son of Kohath, son of Levi, and Dathan and […]

Christ Still Speaks (Jer 1:4-9, Eph 4:7-11)

Apr 10, 2016

Scripture: Jeremiah 1:4-9, Ephesians 4:7-11 Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline Introduction I. The Ascended Christ Speaks to His People II. Christ Speaks first through Apostles and Prophets III. Christ Speaks second through Evangelists and Pastors IV. Christ Speaks Himself Conclusion Jeremiah 1:4-9 (ESV) 4 Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, […]

The Place of Peace: Ascent and Descent (Ps 24, Eph 4:1-10)

Apr 3, 2016

Scripture: Psalm 24, Ephesians 4:1-10 Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline Introduction I. The Peace of Heaven on Earth 7 II. The Peace of Heaven Above Earth 8 III. The Pattern for Heaven from Earth 9-10 Conclusion Psalm 24 (ESV) 1 The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who […]

Preserving the Bond of Unity (Psa 133, Eph 4:1-6)

Mar 20, 2016

Scripture: Psalm 133, Ephesians 4:1-6 Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline Introduction I. Worthy of the Call II. Humility of the Heart III. Preserving the Bond Conclusion Psalm 133 (ESV) 1 Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity! 2 It is like the precious oil on the head, running down […]

The House that Love Built (Ex 40:17-38, Eph 3:14-21)

Mar 13, 2016

Scripture: Exodus 40:17-38, Ephesians 3:14-21 Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline Introduction I. Prostrate before the Immeasurable Creator 14-15 II. Praying to the Immeasurable Love of Christ 16-19 III. Praising God for Immeasurable Answers 20-21 Conclusion Exodus 40:17-38 (ESV) 17 In the first month in the second year, on the first day of the month, […]

Called to Preach the Gospel Mystery (Zechariah 3:1-7, Ephesians 3:1-13)

Mar 6, 2016

Scripture: Zechariah 3:1-7, Ephesians 3:1-13 Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline Introduction I. The Stewardship of the Mystery 1-6 II. By God’s Power 7-9 III. Alerting the Powers 10 VI. The Eternal Purpose of Christ 11 V. Bold Access with Confidence 12-13 Conclusion Zechariah 3:1-7 (ESV) 3 Then he showed me Joshua the high priest […]

The Final Temple (Isa 56:6-8, Eph 2:19-22)

Feb 28, 2016

Scripture: Isaiah 56:6-8, Ephesians 2:19-22 Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline Introduction I. No Longer Strangers and Aliens 19 II. Built Upon a New Foundation 20 III. An Indwelt Temple 21-22 Conclusion Isaiah 56:6-8 (ESV) 6 “And the foreigners who join themselves to the Lord, to minister to him, to love the name of the […]

Christ’s Peacemaking Cross (Isa 57:14-21, Eph 2:14-18)

Feb 21, 2016

Scripture: Isaiah 57:14-21, Ephesians 2:14-18 Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline Introduction I. Peace with Earthly Persons 14-15 II. Peace with Our Heavenly Patriarch 16 III. Peace Preached 17 IV. Peace in His Presence 18 Conclusion Isaiah 57:14-21 (ESV) 14 And it shall be said, “Build up, build up, prepare the way, remove every obstruction […]

From Far to Near (Ephesians 2:11-13)

Feb 14, 2016

Scripture: Ephesians 2:11-13 Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline Introduction I. Uncircumcised II. Without Christ III. Excluded from the Commonwlth of Israel IV. Strangers to the Covenants of the Promise V. Without Hope VI. Atheists in the World VII. Brought Near Conclusion Genesis 17:1-19 (ESV) When Abram was ninety-nine years old the Lord appeared to […]

The Walking Dead (Ephesians 2:1-10)

Feb 7, 2016

Scripture: Ephesians 2:1-10 Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline Introduction I. Confirming Conditions II. Quacky Cures III. Quickening Grace Conclusion Ephesians 2:1-10 (ESV) 1 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 […]

Curing Spiritual Myopia (Ephesians 1:15-23)

Jan 31, 2016

Scripture: Ephesians 1:15-23 Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline Introduction I. Earthly Prayer II. Heavenly Place III. Heavenly People IV. Heavenly Power V. Heavenly Pleroma Conclusion Ephesians 1:15-23 (ESV) 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 […]

Seal of the Spirit (Ephesians 1:3-14)

Jan 24, 2016

Scripture: Ephesians 1:3-14 Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline Introduction I. Hearing II. Believing III. Sealing IV. Praising Conclusion Ephesians 1:3-14 (ESV) 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 […]

Joining Heaven and Earth “in Christ” (Ephesians 1:1-14)

Jan 10, 2016

Scripture: Ephesians 1:1-14 Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline Introduction I. Wealth in Christ 7-8 II. Wisdom in Christ 9-10 III. Wonderland in Christ 11-12 Conclusion Ephesians 1:1-14 (ESV) 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful in Christ Jesus: 2 […]

Blessed in the Heavenlies in Christ (Ephesians 1:1-6)

Jan 4, 2016

Scripture: Ephesians 1:1-6 Preacher: Rev. David Inks Sermon Outline Introduction I. Paul to the Ephesians 1-2 II. Blessed in the Heavenlies 3 III. Chosen to Holiness 4-5 IV. Unto the Praise of His Glorious Grace 6 Conclusion Ephesians 1:1-6 (ESV) 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints […]

God's Rich Mercy (Ephesians 2:1-10)

Jun 18, 2014

God is not only well supplied with resources, but he's also generous with regard to each and every one of His children

Where is Israel's Temple? (Ephesians 2:18-22)

Nov 28, 2010

When we consider the temple of Israel it must have been magnificent to enter into the temple of Israel. The decorations, knowing the people were killed for not being holy enough, the ceremonies, and overall the holiness of the Lord that is constantly placed before His people. So what do we have today? Where is […]

Paul's Blessing to Fellow Vassal Saints (Ephesians 6:21-24)

Aug 23, 2009

There are many soldiers and warriors who knew that it was better to face their enemy on the battlefield than to return home to their king without following orders. The motivation for fighting was strictly fear and intimidation. It was nothing more than choosing the less horrible option from the two options. Is this why […]

Heavenly Warriors Dressed for War (Ephesians 6:10-20)

Aug 2, 2009

When someone goes into battle they receive their commands, and they are dressed appropriately for their conflict. The apostle Paul exhorts us to put on the armor of God. Does this mean we have to finish the work of Christ? Does this mean that Christ can only protect us from so many things? Does this […]

The New Family (Ephesians 6:1-9)

Jul 26, 2009

The husband is to love his wife as Christ loved the church, and the wife is to submit to her husband as the church submits to Christ. This is what the apostle Paul stated in Ephesians 5. So, if this is the case then how do children relate to their parents? How are parents to […]

Christ, the Church, and Marriage (Ephesians 5:22-33)

Jul 19, 2009

The church is built together in Christ. Believers are called to submit to one another for the glory of Christ. What does Paul mean when he says that wives are to submit to their husbands? How are husbands and wives supposed to interact with one another? What is the significance of Christ, and the church? […]

Therefore, Walk as Wise Children (Ephesian 5:15-21)

Jul 12, 2009

Many times parents tell their children to act their age. The implication of this statement is that the child is not acting mature or responsible, and now the child needs to correct this behavior. The apostle Paul tells us to walk wisely because we are wise. What is the standard of wisdom? How do we […]

Walk as Children of the Light (Ephesians 5:7-14)

Jul 5, 2009

The prophet Isaiah speaks of the coming light. The hope for Israel is that there is one coming who will bring Israel into the light. The apostle Paul exhorts us to walk in the light, and cites Isaiah’s prophecy at the end of these verses. What does this tell us about our standing before the […]

Walk in Love or Lose the Kingdom? (Ephesians 5:1-6)

Jun 28, 2009

We are told today to walk in love. What does this mean that we are to walk in love? How do we walk in love? By what power do we walk in love? How does this walking in love testify to the new kingdom that is present and realized now? What does it mean that […]

Living as the New Israel (Ephesians 4:17-32)

Jun 21, 2009

How are the saints to live? What does the Apostle Paul mean when he calls the church not to live as gentiles? Does this mean that the church needs to be circumcised to be like the Israel of old? Or is the apostle Paul calling the body of Christ to live together as a new […]

The Equipped Saints (Ephesians 4:1-16)

Jun 14, 2009

Are pastors merely called to equip the saints for ministry or do pastors mend the saints? If pastors do ministry then what are the saints to do? How do the saints fit into the body of Christ? Why do the saints have the ministry of the gospel? If you are curious about these questions please […]

Why Rejoice in the Midst of Suffering (Ephesians 3:14-21)

May 24, 2009

The apostle Paul is in jail on account of the gentiles and his calling as an apostle. It would seem that the apostle would be bitter and upset that he is in this predicament. It is not a surprise that the apostle Paul would pray to the Lord. However, why is the apostle Paul praising […]

The Mystery of the Gentiles (Ephesians 3:1-13)

May 17, 2009

The Jews and the gentiles come together in one building to make the one temple. This is what Paul stated in Ephesians 2. However, does this mean that there is a Jewish side and a Gentile side? Does this mean that there is a more holy place and a less holy place? What does the […]

The Greater Temple (Ephesians 2:11-23)

May 10, 2009

The promise of the New Temple is something that Israel must have longed to see. Imagine a place in Zion, the holy mountain of Jerusalem, that can never be conquered. However, is this temple really going to be in Zion? Are the gentiles going to do a pilgrimage to this place? Why does the apostle […]

Anchored Above (Eph. 2:1-10)

Apr 26, 2009

When a ship is ready to come to a rest the anchor is dropped into the sea so that the ship does not drift away. Where is our anchor as a Christian? Where is the place that orders our existence in mindset? What does the resurrection of Christ have to do with this anchor? Why […]

Resting in the Resurrection (Ephesians 1:15-23)

Apr 19, 2009

At some time in your life you probably have thought that if Christ is in heaven then how can he really know me? If Christ is ascended into glory how can he know my struggles, my pain, and my suffering? Or to put it another way, if Christ has left us here on this earth […]

The Father's Adopted Heirs (Ephesians 1:3-14)

Mar 15, 2009

When we think of the book of Ephesians we probably think of the marriage of Christ and the church. We may also think about the passage laying out the armor of God. If we were to state why these are intriguing we would probably say that such passages are practical. However, how come we do […]

Greeting the New Israel (Ephesians 1:1-2)

Mar 8, 2009

When we open to a New Testament letter do we ever really stop to pause and consider the greeting? The opening of Ephesians is a wonderful greeting to the church calling to mind the language of the people of Israel and applying this language to the church. Please join us as we work through the […]