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   The Spirit Filled Life
   Ephesians 5:17-18
Sunday Morning Service,  September 18, 2016
 
The command to be filled with the Spirit is one of the most misunderstood experience given to us in the Word of God. As a result, there are believers trying to achieve spiritual goals that do not exist. Failure to understand God's Word in this matter accounts for many disasters in the Christian life. This morning, we will consider three questions relating to this command - What does it mean? Can it be demonstrated? How can I experience it?

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   Four Rules of Communication
   Ephesians 4:25-32
Sunday Morning Service,  July 17, 2016
 
There are two elements of communication: Talking and listening. James 1:19 reminds us, "Let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger."

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   The Filling of the Spirit of God
   John 7:37-39, Ephesians 5:18
Sunday Morning Service,  June 26, 2016
 
The filling of the Spirit is a topic talked about a lot, but seems to be experienced very little. Vance Havner in his book, Pepper and Salt, stated, "We spend much of our time in church these days trying to work up what is not there." Being filled with the Spirit is not something that can be worked up and yet this is so important to the spiritual maturity of the believer and his effectiveness as a servant of God.

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   Grieving the Holy Spirit – Part 2
   Ephesians 4:25-30
Sunday Morning Service,  June 5, 2016
 
We cannot even begin to imagine the difference in our lives, our homes, our churches and even in our community if we could just daily not to grieve the Holy Spirit. To grieve someone is to cause them sorrow, heaviness or hurt, to cause them to be saddened or to mourn. One of the reasons we as Christians grieve the Holy Spirit is our ignorance about Him and His role in our lives. The very fact that the Spirit of God can be grieved clearly reveals that He is a Person and that the believer has a personal relationship to this Divine Person. The believer is to walk in the Spirit (Galatians 5:16) which is to live daily in dependence upon Him.

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   Stirring Up Spiritual Memory – Part 3
   2 Peter 1:12-15, Ephesians 6
Sunday Morning Service,  January 31, 2016
As Peter neared the end of his ministry to the church, he was intent not to give the Lord’s people something new, but to stir their spiritual memory, or make them recall what they already had. Likewise, as my pastoral ministry at Bethany draws to a close, I would like to remind you of several essential blessings that are yours as believers in Christ.

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   Stirring Up Spiritual Memory – Part 1
   2 Peter 1:12-15; Ephesians 2:1-10
Sunday Morning Service,  January 3, 2016
As Peter neared the end of his ministry to the church, he was intent not to give the Lord’s people something new, but to stir their spiritual memory, or make them recall what they already had. Likewise, as my pastoral ministry at Bethany draws to a close, I would like to remind you of several essential blessings that are yours as believers in Christ.

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   Biblical Handling of Anger
   Ephesians 4
Sunday Morning Service,  August 10, 2014
 
Paul calls us to walk worthy of our calling as Christians and then gives four specific examples. In this message we focus on stopping sinful anger.

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   How to Handle Your Doubts
   John 10:39-40; 11:7-16; 20:28-29; Hebrews 10:23-35; Ephesians 6:10-18
Wednesday Evening Service,  November 14, 2012
Thomas is better recognized by most as Doubting Thomas, but was doubting really a problem for him? His circumstances help us to have victory over doubting our own faith. It is part of human nature to doubt. Witnessing our faith to those who are not saved can at times be very difficult because of the unbeliever's tendency to doubt. The unsaved may first need to see the reality of Christ in your life before they will receive Christ as revealed in the Word of God.

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   Spiritual Gifts
   1 Corinthians 12:4-11, 27-31; Romans 12:3-8; Ephesians 4:7-11; 1 Peter 4:10-11
Sunday School,  September 23, 2012
God has equipped every believer with one or more gifts to be used in connection with the functioning of the local church. No church ministry can function without them. Since God has designed and distributed these spiritual gifts to function within the church family, we should be aware of what they are and how they are to be used for God’s glory (1 Corinthians 12:1). Today’s lesson cannot be anything more than a general overview considering our time element.

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   Change
   2 Corinthians 5:16-17; Ephesians 2:1-15; 4:17-24; 1 John 3:1-3; Romans 8:1-23
Wednesday Evening Service,  September 19, 2012
 
Change is something the Spirit of God continues to do in the Christian life when the child of God surrenders to grow in the grace and knowledge of God (2 Peter 3:18). Change is the process by which old things are passed away and all things become new (2 Corinthians 5:17), making it possible for the believer to glorify God in his life (1 Corinthians 6:19-20; 10:31).

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   Instruction in Prayer
   James 4:1-4; Matthew 6:7-13; Ephesians 6:18; Hebrews 4:14-16
Wednesday Evening Service,  August 29, 2012
Why is it God does not answer my prayers? This is an oft asked question and for the most part the answer is given in James 4:3 – Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss that ye may consume it upon your lusts. God has given us specific instructions as to how we are to pray and even what we should pray. Getting our prayers answered is directly related to praying as God has instructed us in His Word.

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   Biblical Revival – Part 2
   Nehemiah 8; Psalm 85:6; Matthew 5:3-4; Ephesians 3:14-21
Wednesday Evening Service,  August 8, 2012
Revival is only for those who belong to God by faith in Christ Jesus. Unsaved people cannot be revived for they are dead in trespasses and sins. New life implies that life already exists. Some of the indications that revival is taking place are: 1) A desire to hear from God, 2) Full attention to God's Word regardless of the length of time, 3) Respect and reverence for God's Word, 4) Agreement with God, 5) A response of humility and genuine worship, 6) Seeing ourselves as God sees us, 7) Obedience to God's Word and 8) Strength that comes our of the joy of the LORD.

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   Born Again: God's Work in a Believer
   Ephesians 2:8-9
Sunday School,  July 1, 2012
The Bible clearly teaches that all those who believe the gospel experience a supernatural change by God's grace and the work of God's Spirit. This lesson highlights some of the facets of that divine work in the hearts of saved sinners.

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   Paul’s Prayer for the Ephesians
   Ephesians 3:14-21
Sunday Morning Service,  January 1, 2012
 
The family of God includes all genuine believers in the body of Christ. We are all part of a spiritual family and God is our Heavenly Father who loves us and is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we could ever ask or think. The Apostle Paul loved God and all who are in God’s family. His prayer is that we might be strengthened in the inner man so that we might discover our full potential in Christ Jesus. It is a prayer for spiritual vision that we might grasp the greatness of God’s love and power.

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   The Future Restoration of God’s People Today
   Ephesians 1-2
Sunday Morning Service,  November 13, 2011
 
As believers in Christ we long for the future promise that what was shattered in the Fall will be perfectly restored in the Eternal State. But Paul tells us that this promise is being fulfilled already! Because of the work of Christ, our relationship with God and with others who know God has been made whole, and we are called therefore to manifest these healed relationships through love and fidelity both to God and to one another in the body.

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   The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit: Sanctification
   Ephesians 4:24
Sunday School,  September 4, 2011
Sanctification is the work of God's Spirit, whereby we are renewed in the whole man after the image of God, and are enabled more and more to die to sin, and live to righteousness. Today we look at this crucial aspect of our Christian life.

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   How Does Music Communicate?
   Ephesians 4:29
Sunday School,  June 12, 2011
 
Ephesians 4:29 commands that Christians evaluate their communication. This lesson explores how to apply this biblical principle to the medium of communication called music.

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   The Doctrine of Man: Men, Women, and Roles
   Ephesians 5:21-33
Sunday School,  March 27, 2011
We continue studying the doctrine of man with a look at what the Bible says about men and women, and their roles in the church and home.

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   The Nature of Divine Illumination
   1 Corinthians 2:1-16; Ephesians 3:14-19; Ephesians 1:15-18
Sunday School,  January 30, 2011
Not only has God graciously given to us His very Word, leaving us with a witness to His will for the church, He has also given to us His Holy Spirit who aids us in our understanding of His Word. This ministry of the Spirit, commonly referred to as 'divine illumination,' is explained in different ways by varying denominations. In fact, it adds a touch of irony to this doctrine when we consider that there is little agreement about what the Bible actually teaches concerning illumination! Nevertheless, most Christians believe that the Bible teaches some form of ongoing, illuminating work of the Spirit, and it my purpose this morning to suggest the importance of this doctrine by setting forth what the church has believed concerning illumination, what the Bible has to say on the matter, and what conclusions we may draw based on the biblical text.

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   The Sin of Small-Mindedness in the Church
   Ephesians 1:7-10; 4:1ff.
Sunday Morning Service,  November 8, 2009
Our view changes when we see the ‘big picture.’ What was once a huge deal becomes small; and what seemed insignificant becomes very important. This is precisely the lesson God wants to teach us in Ephesians as Paul presents the ‘big picture’ of what is really going on in the Church. We will look briefly at this ‘big picture’ and then at what a proper perspective teaches us about being the Church.

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   The Corporate Life of the Church
   Ephesians 4-6
Sunday Morning Service,  September 27, 2009
In our western culture it is natural to think of ourselves only as individual believers living our lives before God. But the church with Christ created, called His “body,” is a corporate phenomenon. In the second half of Ephesians, Paul explains to us what it means to walk with the Lord as a body of believers living corporately together.

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   The Unity/Maturity of the Church
   Ephesians 4:13
Sunday Morning Service,  September 13, 2009
In our previous study of this text, we saw that the ‘perfect male’ is a reference to the ultimate state of the church, which will occur when the Lord’s people are finally gathered with Him in glory. But what does this ultimate state look like? And how do we know if the church is making progress toward this goal? In a word, unity. The progress or maturity of the church is the unity of the Lord’s people.

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   Introducing the Perfect Male
   Ephesians 4:11-13
Sunday Morning Service,  August 30, 2009
There is a Spirit-driven intuition among believers that the Lord’s people are to live in harmony with one another as the church. And yet, in a number of ways, the church has always struggled to be truly united. In Ephesians 4:1-16, Paul offers hope by explaining the dynamics of unity in the church using the unique metaphor of the perfect male. Who is the perfect male that Paul mentions in this text?

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   Behold Your King!
   Psalm 68; Ephesians 4:7-10
Sunday Morning Service,  April 12, 2009
Using the royal imagery of Psalm 68, Paul proclaims the victory of Christ, risen and ascended, as the conquering King. Let us rejoice and exalt the Lord this Resurrection Day as we behold Jesus Christ, our living, triumphant, coming King.

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   The Missing Link Between Head and Hands
   Ephesians 3:14-21
Sunday Morning Service,  January 4, 2009
 
Many Christians know all the right things, but sometimes find it difficult to put those things into practice. Paul's prayer in Ephesians 3:14-21 gives us the missing link between knowing the right things and doing the right things.

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   The Rise of Individualism: Why It's All about Me – Part 4
   Ephesians 4
Sunday School,  April 27, 2008
 
The crisis of authority, in which rational thought was exalted above the Holy Scriptures, eventually brought about the rise of individualism, or the sovereignty of the individual. But it is the "unity" of the body of Christ that signals its "maturity," a unity in doctrine and love and purpose. In these sessions, the New Testament doctrine of unity in the church is set against the current mood of individualism, compelling us to take great care how we conduct ourselves as the body of Christ.

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   The Rise of Individualism: Why It's All about Me – Part 3
   Ephesians 4
Sunday School,  April 20, 2008
 
The crisis of authority, in which rational thought was exalted above the Holy Scriptures, eventually brought about the rise of individualism, or the sovereignty of the individual. But it is the "unity" of the body of Christ that signals its "maturity," a unity in doctrine and love and purpose. In these sessions, the New Testament doctrine of unity in the church is set against the current mood of individualism, compelling us to take great care how we conduct ourselves as the body of Christ.

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   The Rise of Individualism: Why It's All about Me – Part 2
   Ephesians 4
Sunday School,  April 13, 2008
 
The crisis of authority, in which rational thought was exalted above the Holy Scriptures, eventually brought about the rise of individualism, or the sovereignty of the individual. But it is the "unity" of the body of Christ that signals its "maturity," a unity in doctrine and love and purpose. In these sessions, the New Testament doctrine of unity in the church is set against the current mood of individualism, compelling us to take great care how we conduct ourselves as the body of Christ.

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   The Rise of Individualism: Why It's All about Me – Part 1
   Ephesians 4
Sunday School,  April 6, 2008
 
The crisis of authority, in which rational thought was exalted above the Holy Scriptures, eventually brought about the rise of individualism, or the sovereignty of the individual. Nevertheless, the philosophy that gives sovereignty to the individual works against the maturity of the church that Paul describes in Ephesians 4. In a word, it is the "unity" of the body of Christ that signals its "maturity," a unity in doctrine and love and purpose.

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   Cultivating a Christian Worldview: The Experience of Salvation
   Ephesians 2:8; Philippians 2:12; Romans 13:11
Sunday School,  March 2, 2008
 
One of the key elements of the Christian worldview is the doctrine of salvation. Salvation can be approached from many angles, including its original promise in the Garden of Eden (Gen. 3:15), its accomplishment by Christ (Phil. 2:5-11), or its reception by faith and repentance (Acts 20:21). In this lesson, Richard Winston approaches the doctrine of salvation as it is experienced by the believer in three phases: justification, sanctification, and glorification. Each phase is defined and proofs are given with Scriptures.

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   What in the World Are We Doing? - Part 1
   Ephesians 2:1-3
Sunday School,  September 23, 2007
 
What does the Scripture tell us about the world in which we live? That it is a society of people who are living in disobedience, who are controlled by the Devil whose sole purpose is to oppose and frustrate the plan of God and lead God's creation into rebellion. This biblical definition is the result of at least three truths revealed in Scripture.

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   Unity: God's Way
   Ephesians 4:1-6
Sunday Afternoon Service,  September 2, 2007
 
Biblical unity is an integral part of every facet of our salvation ? justification, sanctification, and glorification.

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   Adoption: God's Children by Choice
   Ephesians 1:2-6
Sunday Afternoon Service,  November 26, 2006
 


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   Don't Provoke Them; Seek to Grow Them
   Ephesians 6:4
Sunday Morning Service,  October 15, 2006
 


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   Ephesians
   Ephesians
Sunday School,  August 13, 2006
 


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   Putting Away Our Own Anger
   Ephesians 4:31-32
Sunday Evening Service,  August 6, 2006
 


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   To Know the Unknowable Love of God
   Ephesians 3:14-19
Sunday Evening Service,  January 8, 2006
 
In Ephesians 3, the prayer of the apostle's heart is that believers "comprehend" and "know" the love of Christ, a love which, as Paul declares, goes beyond human knowledge. But how are believers to grasp a love as immense as that? As Paul's prayer unfolds, it teaches us three necessary occurrences that must take place in our lives if we will come to know the unknowable love of Christ

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   The Foundation of Forgiveness
   Ephesians 4:32
Sunday Morning Service,  August 7, 2005
 


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