The Cutting It Straight Expository Preaching Conference is still underway on the campus of the Shiloh Church in Jacksonville, FL. Yesterday Don Whitney opened up with “Spiritual Disciplines and Public Ministry” and we enjoyed wonderful breakout sessions throughout the day. Last night Dr. Steven Lawson reminded us of the cost of following Jesus and Dr. Maurice Watson […]
The Cutting It Straight Expository Preaching Conference is underway on the campus of the Shiloh Church in Jacksonville, FL. Yesterday I opened up the conference preaching on word and worship, Pastor Charlie Dates reminded us that God is for us, Dr. Ray Pritchard encouraged us and Pastor Bryan Carter admonished us to preach the Gospel. It has […]
The Cutting It Straight Expository Preaching Conference begins today on the campus of the Shiloh Church in Jacksonville, FL. We are grateful to have a line-up of great speakers and teachers who will teach, model, and promote expository preaching and teaching. Likewise, the staff and volunteers of Shiloh are […]
The 2015 Cutting It Straight Expository Preaching Conference starts tomorrow. Please pray for us. Pray for our final preparation. Pray for safe passage for those who will travel to Jacksonville for CIS. Pray God uses each speaker in a great way. Pray that each attendee will leave equipped, challenged, and refreshed. Pray that the name of […]
Happy Labor Day! The Lord be with you today. This is a late post from this weekend. My site went down Saturday. So you get Labor Day Shout-Outs today. Enjoy! Yesterday, I continued my Ephesians series with a message entitled, “Be Imitators of God” (Ephesians 5:1-6). What does it take to be imitators of God? I. […]
This is episode #025 of The On Preaching Podcast, the podcast dedicated to helping you preach faithfully, clearly, and better. In this episode, we will talk about asking the right questions of the text. Here are give questions you should ask of the text you are studying: OBSERVATIONS: What does the text say? INTERPRETATIONS: What […]
The following is a guest post by Joe Pace who is the Pastor of Worship & Arts at the Shiloh Church, where I serve as Pastor-Teacher. WHAT’S THE WORD ON WORSHIP? Colossians 3:16 tells us that there is an inextricable link between the preaching/teaching ministry and music ministry in our worship. “Let the word of Christ dwell […]
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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 […]