Always Thankful For Everything
Text: Ephesians 5:20
One of the evidences of being filled with the Spirit is a heart overflowing with thankfulness. Specifically, we are told to 'give thanks always for everything' - words which have massive implications concerning God's providential rule in our lives. Here's why:
Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs
Text: Ephesians 5:18-21
“There are two ways to commit idolatry: worship something other than the true God or worship the true God in the wrong way.” - Ligon Duncan. When we gather as the people of God, the aim should not be to keep as many people happy as possible but that our worship be pleasing to Him.
The Charismatic Deception
Text: Ephesians 5:18 - "And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit..."
What does it (really) mean to be filled with the Spirit? In a day when charismatic error, excess and extremes permeate much of the professing Church, the cure, as always, is a proper understanding of the Bible.
The Best Use Of Your Time
Text: Ephesians 5:11-16
The rich, the poor, the successful and the unsuccessful - everyone of us gets the same amount of time each day. 24 hours. 1,440 minutes. Time cannot be stopped, captured, repossessed, bought, slowed down, managed or controlled. We cannot change time but we can change our priorities, in order to make the best use of it. Here's how we can do that.
God's Will Found
Text: Ephesians 5:7-10
There are times when theological distinctions can provide extremely helpful, practical benefits to the Christian. When it comes to knowing and understanding the will of God, this is definitely the case. Here's why.
Dr. James White, of Alpha and Omega Ministries (aomin.org): Is salvation ultimately dependent upon man or God? Who receives the glory for salvation? If God wills to save someone from their sin, are they able to thwart His purposes and refuse His power to raise the spiritually dead?
The Reformation (Lecture Series)
From the Master's Seminary - a series of 19 lectures on the Protestant Reformation taught by Dr. Carl Trueman.
Starts at this link.
Sex, Greed and Filthy Language
Ephesians 5:3 But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. 4 Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. 5 For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. 6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.
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Christ's Wrath Averting Sacrifice
Text: Ephesians 5:1-2
God never allows for innovative or creative ways to approach Him. The Bible is filled with incidents where He actually killed people who sought to come to Him on their terms rather than His. Yet God's kindness is seen in His sending His Son to forever remove His just, divine wrath from those who trust in Christ. Here's how...