Sermons on Ephesians

Sermons on Ephesians

The Prison Prayers of Paul (38 min)

PART 7 – Michael Penfold looks at the prayer life and the 4 “prison prayers” of Paul – a prayer for enlightenment (Eph 1:15-23); a prayer for enablement (Eph 3:14-21); a prayer for enlargement (Phil 1:9-11); and a prayer for enrichment (Col 1:9-14). Paul’s challenging prayers were marked by selflessness, spiritual focus and profound depth. After an introduction to all 4 prayers, the 2nd prayer is expounded verse by verse (Message preached 21st July 2019)

Why I am a Dispensationalist (46 min)

PART 9 – After defining what a ‘dispensation’ (Gk. oikonomia) is, Mervyn Hall explains that a dispensational hermeneutic is critical to an accurate understanding of the Bible. He refutes numerous criticisms of dispensationalism, as well as pointing out weaknesses in the main alternative, namely “covenant theology”. He then gives 4 reasons why he is a dispensationalist, before finishing up with an inductive study of Scripture that demonstrates the Biblical basis for dispensationalism (Readings: Eph 1:10-11, 3:1-21) (Message preached 17th Mar…

One New Man (35 min)

PART 10 – David Dalton expounds Ephesians 2:11-22, a passage that explains the origin and character of the “church which is His body”, described in the text as “one new man”. This entity, composed of saved Jews and Gentiles, is not a continuation of or a replacement for the nation of Israel. It is totally new in charatcer, not having existed prior to Acts 2. It was made possible by the work of Christ in breaking down the middle wall…

Blessed with All Spiritual Blessings (46 min)

PART 9 – Peter Scarsbrook expounds Ephesians 1:1-14, a vital New Testament passage that outlines the full range and import of the plans that God made before the foundation of the world for those “in Christ”. This glorious passage lets us into the “mystery of God’s will and purpose” which will culminate in everything in heaven and earth being headed up in Christ in the millennial kingdom (Message preached 29th Nov 2018)

Commandment No 8 (41 min)

PART 9 – Mervyn Hall preaches on the 8th commandment – “Thou shalt not steal”. He asks 3 questions: “What is theft?”, “Why and where was the commandment instituted?”, and “How does it apply to us today?” From Eph 4:28 Mervyn highlights a number of ways in which we can easily be guilty of stealing today, in areas of time, money and truthfulness. Some comments along the way about socialism and capitalism make for interesting listening (Message preached 10th Jun…

The Christian and Time Management (44 min)

Joshua Jacob preaches on the challenge of personal devotion and assembly commitment in a busy fast-paced world. Reading from 1 Chron 27:25-31 and Eph 5:13-18 Josh majors on the topic of “redeeming the time” and outlines numerous ways in which this can be done and the provision the Lord has made to help us in this great task (Message preached 15th Mar 2018)

Christ in Ephesians (43 min)

PART 8 – Mervyn Hall preaches on “Christ in the epistle to the Ephesians”. He divides the epistle into two sections: Chs 1-3 he entitles “in Whom – the sphere of our blessing”, and Chs 4-6 he calls “from Whom – the source of our behaviour”. The richness of our blessings “in Christ” – in union with Christ – are set forth; salvation, redemption, identification, incorporation etc. after which the practical conduct that flows from our union with Christ is…

How to Become a Child of God (36 min)

Eugene Higgins preaches on “how you can become a child of God”. Your starting point is to realise that you are both a “child of disobedience” and a “child of wrath” (Eph 2:1-3) – facts that few people are willing to accept. Several common misunderstandings are cleared up in this very helpful message, as the way of salvation is spelt out in profound yet simple terms. Be sure to listen carefully right to the end. Mr Higgins uses the life…

The Glory of God – His Purposes (39 min)

PART 6 – Michael Penfold preaches on the “purpose of the ages” and explains how it is designed to bring glory to God. History is heading to a glorious climax…the “goal of history” that was purposed by God in Christ before the foundation of the world. Do you know what this goal is? Open your Bible to Ephesians chapters 1 and 3, and Romans chapter 8, and listen along to familiarise yourself with this most important subject – the divine…

The Laver (40 min)

PART 3 – Mervyn Hall takes up the subject of the Laver and underlines its typological meaning for the Christian today. He refers to its use in the once-off washing of the Priests at their consecration and likens that to the “washing of regeneration” in Titus 3:5. He then looks at the continual daily washing at the Laver prior to priestly service and highlights the need for us to be continually clean, by the “washing of the water of the…

The Three Enemies of the Christian (43 min)

PART 2 – Know your enemy! It is essential that the Christian be aware of the direction from which dangers and attacks will come along life’s journey to heaven. Peter Scarsbrook explains that the Bible reveals three enemies – “the world”, “the flesh” and “the Devil”. Learn what the Bible has to say about conflict with these adversaries and how to overcome in the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit. Peter outlines the armour of the Christian from Ephesians Chapter…

Honouring Your Parents (43 min)

PART 9 – Mervyn Hall preaches on “honouring your parents”. This is a look at the Bible’s teaching on the duties and responsibilities of children toward their parents in three stages – dependence (at home), independence (leaving home) and interdependence (once married). This message includes a detailed look at Ephesians 6:1-2 (Message preached 6th Mar 2016)