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