Sermons on Ephesians

Sermons on Ephesians

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 Duties of Marriage (42 min)

PREPARING FOR MARRIAGE Part 2 – Michael Penfold preaches on the duties and responsibilites of husbands and wives within marriage. God created male and female, and assigned different roles to them in the home, the assembly and society. In his role as the head of the wife, man has certain responsibilites; in her role as helper, so does the woman. What are these roles and how is this concept to be defended in a world of feminism, roleless marriages and…

The Doctrine of Marriage (45 min)

PREPARING FOR MARRIAGE Part 1 – Joshua Jacob takes up “the doctrine of marriage” from Gen 1 and 2, Prov 31 and Eph 5. Marriage and the family is the basis of human society and is introduced in the Bible long before “government”. Marriage is the total commitment of the total person for a total life. Josh outlines the reason, responsibilties, relationships, requirements and rhythm of marriage in a wide ranging message aimed at preparing young couples for marriage (Message…

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…

Gospel – “Learning Christ” and “the Resurrection” (48 min)

EASTER CONF 2017 – GOSPEL – David Gilliland preaches the gospel and takes for his topic “going to School and learning Christ” from Eph 4:20 and Acts 19:9. Jack Hay follows with a look at the resurrection of Christ and outlines the consequences that follow from this mighty historical event (Messages preached 16th Apr 2017)

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…