Ephesians is a letter written to old friends. Paul established this
church. In this letter he lays out many of the more controversial
teachings of the church, including such themes as
- What we must do for the sake of the unity of the church
- The art of reconciliation
The letter concludes with the famous passage on the whole armor of God.
Here is, as from old, "the Queen of the Epistles."
||Baroque Music - How grace,
peace and blessing are woven together like a baroque
||Intercession - Paul gives us an
example of interceding in prayer for others.
||Past, Present and Future - Our
past as sinners, our present as forgiven, our future as
||Reconciliation - The transition from
spiritual alien to child of God.
||High Notes - The high notes of
the glory of God, expressed in his servants, the church.
||Chains of Unity - The unity of
the church, nobly expressed.
||Unity in Action - How the
leaders of the church are to promote the unity of the
||Children of Light - The
children of light; how light displaces darkness in our
||Imitation of God - How the
imitation of God is the principle of Christian behavior.
||Husbands and Wives - A
horrifying lesson which actually suggests the Bible
means what it says about marriage.
||True Riches - Relationships
between fathers and children.
||Slaves and Masters -
Relationship of slaves and masters, employees and
||Armor of God - Putting on the whole
armor of God.
These lessons were originally delivered in 1998.