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Mar4
EPHESIANS Together a People Unique Parents & Children Servants & Masters
Series: Sunday Sermons
Leader: Pastor Bill Terris
Scripture: Ephesians 6:1-9
Date: Mar 4th, 2018
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A. “So We Know the COMMAND” 5:21


- Submit to One Another   cf. Phil.2:1-5


- Submit to Christ: “reverence” cf. John 13:12-17; 1 John 4:19


POINT = the COMMAND over-rides/over-rules Self-centeredness


 


B “And this ‘Text’ from God is Clear.”    5:22-6:9


POINT = Christ-followers live to Serve Jesus, as LORD


1. Serve Jesus out of Reverence for Him   5:21


2. Serve Jesus in view of Revelation


= God has spoken clearly -> respond in Obedience


cf. Colossians 3:18-25 – same matters spoken of


3. Serve Jesus because that is Righteous


- obedience is right, and an evidence of changed character


- God first in our lives -> righteous living


4. Serve Jesus in every Relationship   5:22-6:9


= faith revealed in ‘sight’ = in the sight of God and Others


- intentional change rooted in God cf. 6:5-9


5. Serve Jesus in view of Reward     6:8


6. Serve Jesus in view of Reckoning   6:9


POINT: Servants / Ambassadors of Jesus Represent Jesus Well


 


C. “Now, We Approach the Lord’s Table” 1 Corinthians 11


1. Remembering our Lord   11:23-26


2. Reality of a ‘Disconnect’    11:27; 17-22


= an inconsistency between Profession and Practice cf. 1 Jn. 1:5, 6


= “sin” 27 _No Repentance -> Judgment 11:29-31


3. Reflection re: “worthy manner” of fellowship with Jesus? 11:28


- treatment of others is addressed in 1 Cor. 11 and Eph.5 & 6


- CONNECT Loving God and Loving Others    Mark 12:30-31       


 


“You are writing a Gospel, a chapter each day, by deeds that you do, by words that you say. Men read what you write, whether faithless or true; Say, what is the Gospel according to you?”


                                                                                       ― Paul B. Gilbert