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October 8 recorded service outline:

A Marriage Made In Heaven – Part 1

Text: Ephesians 5:22-24

I.  The Biblical Blueprint For Marriage

  • Wives Respect Your Husband (Eph 5:22-24)
  1. Seven practical hints in how to respect your husband
    • Respect his leadership (Gen 2:18, 1 Cor 11:3)
    • Respect his provision (1 Tim 5:8)
    • Respect his maleness (1 Pet. 3:7, Gen 2:18, 1 Cor. 11:9)
    • Respect as an attitude (Rom 12:21, Phil. 2:3-4)
    • Respect his reputation (Pr 12:7, Pr. 31:11-12)
    • Respect his home (Pr 14:1, Pr. 31:27)
    • Respect yourself; work on being the best wife (2 Tim. 2:15)

Written by Pamela Rose Williams

  • Challenges
    • Are you fulfilling your God ordained purpose as a help meet?
    • Are you doing or saying anything that is disrespectful toward him?
    • Are you leading when you should be following?
    • Do his needs come before yours?
    • Do people see you as a supportive and respectful wife?
    • Are you still affectionate with your husband?
“Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.  
The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have 
no need of spoil.  She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.”
Proverbs 31:10-12

Other relevant verses to study: Ecl 4:10-12; Ecl 9:9; John 10:10b; Mark 3:25; Pr 25:11

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October 1 recorded sermon outline:

Heaven In Our Home

Text: Eph 5:18-21

I.  The Holy Spirit (Eph. 5:18-21)

  • Be Continually Filled With The Holy Spirit
  1. Paul compares drunkenness with being filled with the Holy Spirit
    1. The drunk is out of control
    2. The drunk says whatever he thinks
    3. The drunk makes a fool out of himself
    4. The drunk calls attention to himself
  2. Evidences of the Holy Spirit’s control
    1. Submits themselves voluntarily to Jesus Christ
    2. Submits themselves voluntarily to those in authority over them
    3. Displays the fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22-23)
    4. They control their works
    5. They control their words
    6. They live to please, glorify and honor God
    7. They watch and pray for opportunities to witnesses and serve Christ
  3. Three additional evidences of the Holy Spirit’s control
    1. Joy “Making melody” singing- (Eph. 5:19)
  4. Thankfulness “Giving thanks always” (Eph. 5:20)
  5. Thankfulness promotes love
  6. Thankfulness promotes harmony
  7. Thankfulness promotes humility
  8. Thankfulness produces unity
  9. Thankfulness produces joy

II.  Be honest about your problems and ask yourself,

  1. Why is this issue in my life?
  2. Why does this issue seem to keep happening?
  3. What part of this issue is my problem?
  4. What would it mean and what would be involved to rise above it?
  5. Could I possibly look at this issue any differently?
  6. How is God using this issue to grow me?
  7. Is God using this to wake me up?
  8. How will the issue help me witness about Christ?
  9. Can I see it as a test of some kind that will glorify and honor God?
    • Submissiveness (Eph. 5:21)
  • Parents Are Equal In The Lord With Different Functions

Proverbs 24:3-4

“By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; and by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.”

Challenges:

Is your home like heaven or ______________

Is it filled with love, joy, and thankfulness?

Is your home creating positive memories?

Parenting is a dual activity, are you participating equally?

How do I view difficulties in the home?

Am I teaching my children to trust God unconditionally?

Am I teaching my children how to respond to problems biblically?

Other relevant verses to study: 2 Cor 8:9; Isa 5:22; Deut 6:1-9; Phil 4:11; James 1:2-4; Gen 50:20 and James 1:5

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September 24 recorded sermon outline:

Imitating Our Heavenly Father

Text: Ephesians 5:1-17

I.  Three Reasons To Walk In Love

  1. Walk In Love Because We Are God’s Child (Eph 5:1)
  2. Walk In Love Because We Are God’s Beloved Child
  3. Walk In Love Because We Have Been Redeemed (Eph 5:2)

II.  Walk As Children of Light (Eph 5:3-14)

  • We Are To Walk As Saints (set apart) (Eph 5:3-4)
  • Paul lists six specific sins to stay away from
  1. The sin of fornication – All sexual sin
  2. The sin of uncleanness – The uncontrolled desires of the flesh
  3. The sin of covetousness – The excessive desire of worldly gain, leading to its unlawful pursuit (Materialism)
  4. The sin of filthy talking – The use of obscenities, double speak, and innuendos
  5. The sin of foolishness talking – The Bible describe foolish talking as criticism, sarcasm, ridicule, it means the negative kind of talk which is foolish and senseless; it is the idle chit-chat of the world.
  6. The sin of jesting – Boasting, bragging, prideful, the word means to “able to turn easy,” it suggests a certain type of person who can turn any statement or conversation into a coarse jest.
  • Paul lists two consequences of these sins (Eph 5:5-6)
  1. Eternity in hell
  2. The wrath of God
  • We Are To Walk As Kings (Royalty) (Rev 1:6)
  • We Are To Walk As Light (Eph 5:8-14)

Walking in the light has three aspects:

  • Walking in the light means to be transparent (Eph 5:8)
    • Walking in the light means to reveal God’s truth to a darkened world
    • Walking as children of light reveals God’s character and conduct to a darkened world
    • Walking in the light means we live a balanced life
  • Walking in the light means to prove out what is acceptable (Eph 5:10)
    • By comparing the Bible to our beliefs
    • By comparing the Bible to our behaviors
  • Walking in the light means we will not be spiritually asleep (Eph 5:14)

III.  Walk Wisely (Eph 5:15-17)

  • The Wise Walk Circumspectly – The word signifies correctly, accurately, and precision
    •  Wisdom is taking the principals of God’s Word and applying them to our practical everyday experiences so that they glorify the Lord.
  • Five Reasons Why We Should Walk circumspectly
  1. It’s a mark of wisdom (V15) – Only fools drift through the world without thought or goals
  2. Life is short (Eph 5:16) – Life is to short to waste making foolish decisions
  3. The days are evil (Eph 5:16) – Temptations detour us from the best opportunities
  4. God has given us a mind (Eph 5:17) – When you make decisions base them off of God’s will Vs selfish desires
  5. God has a plan and purpose for our life (Eph 5:17) – Since God created and saved me He has a purpose and plan for my life. My focus in life should be to obey and discover that purpose.

 Challenges:

Are any of the six sins Paul listed in my life?

Am I adorning Christ with my behaviors?

Am I using the Bible to approve my lifestyle?

Other relevant verses to study: 2 Tim 2:19; 1 Pet 1:15; Mat 5:16; Rom 6:6; John 15:13; 1 Cor 11:32; Phil 2:12-13; Gal 6:5; 1 Thes 5:6

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September 17 recorded sermon outline:

From Rags To Riches Series

Walking As A New Creature In Christ

Text: Ephesians 4:17-32

I.  Walk The Talk

  • The Admonition Is To Walk In Newness Of Life (Eph 4:17-19)
  • The Argument Is To Walk In Newness Of Life (Eph 4:20-24)
  • The Application Is To Walk In Newness Of Life (Eph 4:25-29)
  1. Replace lying with truth (Eph 4:25)
  • A lie is a statement that is contrary to fact, spoken with the intent to deceive or destroy a person’s reputation. 
  1. Replace anger with gentleness and kindness (Eph 4:26-27)
  2. Replace stealing with labor (Eph 4:28; 2 Thess. 3:10;1 Tim. 5:8)
  3. Replace corrupt words with wholesome words (Eph 4:29; Pr 18:21; Col 4:6)
  4. Replace disobedience with obedience (Eph 4:30)

II. Walk The Walk (Eph. 4:30-32)

Challenges:

Am I walking the walk or pretending?

Am I renewing my mind daily by God’s Word?

Paul listed four sins, are any prevalent in your life?

Are my words creating life or delivering death?

Is their anything in my life that needs to be repented of?

Other relevant verses to study: 2 Cor 5:17; Rom 6:4; Mat 5:16; 2 Tim 2:19c; Rom 6:6; Rom 12:2; Gal 6:7; Pr 4:23; Rom 6:18; Pr 23:7; Pr 21:25

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September 10 recorded sermon outline:

Series: From Rags To Riches

Let’s Walk Together Hand In Hand Part 3

Text: 4:7-11

I.  The Gifts Of Grace Create Unity (Eph. 4:3)

A.  Natural Abilities Vs Spiritual Gifts

  1. Natural Abilities – When you were born into this world God gave you certain capabilities or abilities that were not dependent upon the Holy Spirit’s help
  2. Spiritual Gifts – When you were born into the spiritual realm God gave you at least one spiritual gift. A spiritual gift is a God given ability to serve God and other Christians in a way that only Christ is glorified and believers are edified.

The believer discovers and develops these gifts two ways:

  1. Obedience to Jesus Christ (His Word and will)
  2. Fellowship in the church

B.  Four Gifts To The Church (Eph. 4:11)

  1. Apostles – One who is sent with a commission
  2. Prophets – A prophet is one who God revealed His Word through inspired revelation
  3. Evangelists – Circuit missionaries
  4. Pastor/Teachers – One office with two ministries
  • Pastor means shepherd indicating that the local church is a flock of sheep, and it is his responsibility to feed and lead the flock (1 Pet. 5:1-4)
  • Teacher – The Word of God is the staff that guides and disciplines the sheep.  The Word of God is the churches protection and provision.

II.  The Progress Of Unity In The Church  (Eph 4:12-16)

A.  Four Evidences of Spiritual Maturity

  • The evidence of Christ-likeness – That’s God’s character and integrity in me (Holiness)
  • The evidence of stability – The mature Christian is not tossed about by every new religious novelty or fad that comes along
  1. They can recognize false teachers
  2. They can recognize false doctrines
  3. They can recognize false cults
  • The evidence of truth joined with love
  • The evidence of cooperation

B.  Love Is The Circulatory System of the Church (Eph. 4:16)

  1. Sin divides the church
  2. Satan divides the church
  3. The Spirit unites the church

Challenges:

Am I using my spiritual giftedness to help build up the body of Christ?

What does your spiritual quilt look like to the world?

What does our church quilt look like to the world?

“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is

for brethren to dwell together in unity!”

Psalms 133:1

Other relevant verses to study: 2 Cor 8:9; Amos 3:3; 1 Cor 12:1,7; Prov 27:17; Acts 11:28; Eph 3:5; Heb 13:17; 2 Tim 3:16-17; 2 Tim 4:1-3

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