Sermons on “Ephesians”

23 August 2020

Chris continues our summer study on What is Church?, this time he looks at the church as God’s temple.
Anthony leads us through the rest of the service with musical contributions from Pete, Nick and Susan.

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19 July 2020

A recording of a live communion service from the morning of 19 July 2020.
Chris looks at a passage from Ephesians and leads us through Communion together. Lynne leads the rest of the service with contributions from Howard, Anne and the two Sarahs.

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Our Spiritual Warfare

In the final part of the Life in the Spirt series, Andrew Webb looks at Paul’s description of spiritual warfare in Ephesians 6 and explains who this battle is being fought between and what God has given us to defend ourselves against attack.

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Be filled with the Spirit – Part 2

The Apostle Paul extends the implications of being the dwelling place of God corporately to the whole of life. He shows practical examples of how mutual submission works out in real life situations. This is what it looks like when we live in step with the Spirit.

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Be Filled with The Spirit – Part 1

Holiness, love and forgiveness are characteristics of the people the Spirit gathers. These are not arbitary religious practices but reflect the relationship within the Trinity and from God towards each of us. We are called to imitate God in expressing these atributes. In this passage Paul highlights the role of sung worship in helping us to speak the truth to each other and express our love for God. The environment of mutual submission which grows in regularly worshipping together is the next step in building a dwelling place for God.

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Unity in the Spirit

In the light of God’s amazing plan to build a dwelling place amongst His people, the Apostle Paul exhorts us to live a life worthy of our calling. Chris unpacks what that looks like in practice. How do we go about using the gifts we have been given by Christ to build a dwelling place for God? How do we avoid grieving the Holy Spirt?

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Measureless Might Unchangeable Love

Being strengthened by the Spirit so: Christ my dwell in our hearts through faith and we may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Sounds great to me! Let’s pray for that!

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Revealer of Mysteries

Thanks to the Apostle Paul, Chris reveals the mystery of God’s eternal purpose. This is what it is all about and what has all been about and what we are called to be part of now. So if you want to do the works God has prepared you for – listen in….

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The Temple of the Living God

The Lord is building a dwelling place for Himself.  In Jesus Christ He has laid the foundation stone – all the fullness of God in bodily form.  By the Spirit He dwells in each believer and now through the exercise of the gifts of the Spirit He sets about the work of build a temple of living stones.  Will we join the building by eagerly desiring the Spirit’s gifts and using them to build up the body?

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