Sermons on Epistles

The Letters of Paul

There are thirteen Epistles written by the apostle Paul:
Romans, 1 and 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 and 2 Thessalonians, 1 and 2 Timothy, Titus, and Philemon.

Within this group is a subgroup labeled the Prison Epistles (Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon) so-called because they were written during Paul’s two-year house arrest in Rome (Acts 28:30–31).

The Pastoral Epistles (1 and 2 Timothy and Titus) were written to church leaders and include many teachings regarding practices within the early church.

(Note: Description used with permission from www.gotquestions.org)

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How We Ought to Live II

Ephesians 6:1-20 (NIV) 6 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— 3 “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.” 4 Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in […]

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Transformation

Ephesians 4:17-5:1 (NIV) Instructions for Christian Living 17 So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. 18 They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in […]

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The Fullness of God

Ephesians 3:1-21 (NIV) God’s Marvelous Plan for the Gentiles 3 For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles— 2 Surely you have heard about the administration of God’s grace that was given to me for you, 3 that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have […]

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Salvation

Ephesians 2:1-22 1As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. 3 All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying […]

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“Predestination”

Ephesians 1 (NIV) 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To God’s holy people in Ephesus, the faithful in Christ Jesus: 2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Praise for Spiritual Blessings in Christ 3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord […]

Isaiah

On Being Thankful

Isaiah 12: 1-6: Israel’s Praise to the Lord 12 In that day you will say: “I will praise you, Lord.  Although you were angry with me, your anger has turned away  and you have comforted me. 2Surely God is my salvation;  I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense;  he has become my salvation.  […]

1st Corinthians

Apostolic Appeal and Warning

1 Corinthians 4:1-19 Faithful Servants of the Messiah 4 This, then, is how you ought to regard us: as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the mysteries God has revealed.  2 Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful. 3 I care very little if I am judged by you or by any human […]