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Walking Together in Christ | Ephesians 4:25-32
We had a good day of worship at the Shiloh Church today. And it was a joy to preach all four of our worship services.
I continued our study of Ephesians, concluding chapter 4. I preached a message entitled, “Walking Together in Christ” (Ephesians 4:25-32).
The theme of the passage is the cultivation of holiness in the life of the believer. I argued: New life in Christ is evidence by how you treat other people, particularly your brothers and sisters in Christ.
In Ephesians 4:25-23, there are five ways to change your life in Christ:
I. Tell the truth (4:25).
II. Control your anger (4:26-27).
III. Live with integrity (4:28).
A. Integrity: “Let the thief no longer steal” (v. 28a)
B. Industry: “but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands” (v. 28b-c)
C. Generosity: “so that he may have something to share with anything in need” (v. 28d)
IV. Watch your words (4:29-30).
V. Respond with kindness (4:31-32).
A. The abstinence of bitterness (v. 31)
B. The practice of kindness (v. 32)
YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR MY EMAIL LIST IN THE RIGHT COLUMN OF THIS PAGE TO RECEIVE A FREE WEEKLY SERMON MANUSCRIPT. A big shout-out to my friend, Adron Robinson, for the opportunity to preach this week at the Hillcrest Baptist Church in Chicago. The Cutting It Straight Expository Preaching Conference is less than only […]
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When Faith Grows Up | Psalm 131
I was scheduled to continue in Ephesians. But I had a sneaky suspicion that today – Back-to-School Sunday – would not allow me to spend the time I would need to get through Ephesians 4:25-32. I was right.
I “pulled a file” and preached Psalm 131: “When Faith Grows Up.” The point of the psalm is that faith grows up when you learn childlike trust in God.
Psalm 131 presents three marks of grown up faith:
I. Grown up faith denounces pride (131:1)
A. Humble your attitude (v. 1a-b)
1. A proud attitude is rooted in the heart (v. 1a).
2. A proud heart is revealed in the eyes (v. 1b).
B. Humble your ambitions (v. 1c)
II. Grown up faith embraces contentment (131:2)
A. Learn how to relate to God (v. 2a)
B. Learn how to relate to God (v. 2b)
III. Grown up faith practices hope (131:3)
A. Hope in the Lord today (v. 3a)
B. Hope in the Lord forever (v. 3b)
Praise God for those who were added to the church today!
My voice was giving out after the first service. And our schedule was thrown after the first service. So I did not make it back to Orange Park for our 12:30 PM service. I texted the gang before I preached 10:45 to let them know I did not think I would make it back. A big shout-out to our Campus Pastor – Daniel Beckwith – for serving the word to our congregation at 12:30!
It was a joy to preach for the 10 school principles and many other teachers and administrators at our 10:45 service, along with covering our children in prayer.
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