Fullness

Scripture: Ephesians 3:14-21 Title: Fullness Structure: Introduction Paul’s prayer for fullness Strength for your inner being Knowing Christ’s love Conclusion Introduction: I have here a dry sponge [hold up the sponge] all rigid and hard For this sponge to be useful it needs to be wet I could sprinkle a few drops of water on…

The Big Reveal

Scripture: Ephesians 3:1-13 Title: The Big Reveal Structure: Introduction God reveals his plan Paul preaches Christ The church reveals God’s wisdom Conclusion Introduction: Walk on to stage with a blindfold on: I can’t see. Can anyone help me? Wait for someone to tell me to take the blindfold off That’s better – now all is…

Included

Scripture: Ephesians 2:11-22 Title: Included Structure: Introduction A new access A new humanity A new temple Conclusion Introduction: As well as being Trinity Sunday, today is also Disability Awareness Sunday –         My first job after leaving university was with a community organisation who worked with people with disabilities, in Tauranga –         I was 23 at…

Once were Zombies

Scripture: Ephesians 2:1-10 Title: Once were Zombies Structure: Introduction Once were Zombies God’s salvation o   God’s salvation changes our relationship with Him o   God’s salvation changes our spiritual environment o   God’s salvation changes our condition Conclusion – God’s character   Introduction: On the wall here we have a list of movie titles –         28…

Knowing

Scripture: Ephesians 1:15-23 Title: Knowing Structure: Introduction Know the hope of God’s calling Know the glory of God’s inheritance Know the greatness of God’s power Conclusion Introduction: Knowledge is K.E.Y. – Knowledge Empowers You –         I may have the latest computer with 10 terabytes of memory, all the latest application software and lightning fast broadband,…

Artesian Wells

Scripture: Ephesians 1:1-14 Title: Artesian Wells Structure: Introduction Praise for God’s blessings Blessings in the heavenly realms Blessings in Christ Blessings by God’s will Conclusion Introduction: When Robyn and I were sent from Welcome Bay Baptist (in Tauranga) to train for ministry in Auckland, one of the members of our sending church (a guy called…

Salt & Light

Scripture: Matthew 5:13-16 Title: We’re making a difference Structure: Introduction Salt & Light Conclusion Introduction: Last Friday night I found myself standing on the corner of Courtney Place and Allen Street –         Like most people I normally walk along a busy city street in my own little bubble – not making eye contact, not engaging…