This sermon covers the next section in Ephesians in our verse by verse, expository study -- on being wise, being understanding, and knowing God's will. We must make the best use of our time -- we must redeem the time (Eph 5:15-17):
WHY you must redeem the time.
HOW you must redeem the time.
HINDRANCES to you redeeming the time.
ETERNITY's call for you to redeem the time.
Now is the acceptable time! Behold TODAY is the day of salvation!
Tommy Titcombe went to the Yagba people of Nigeria in the 20th century.
it was said of him: “He had his bible with him constantly. with passages from Isaaiha nd the Psalms well marked. His Bible was his constant companion; It was beside whatever chair he sat in, it was with him at his bestie, in the Cara nd everywhere he went.
He was a small man, but he had mountains of faith.”
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff exposits Matthew 28:18-20 on the great commission and speaks to the
sovereign authority of Christ
specific agenda of Christ
supernatural assistance of Christ
sustained advancement with Christ
"God's Commentary Concerning the Crosswork of Christ!"
Pastor Geoff concludes the exposition through Habakkuk and shows how to turn trouble and travail to triumph in God. How do we praise God in times of crisis? How does Habakkuk praise and worship God even in hard times? This chapter provides marvelous insights to help us live by faith and triumph in Christ even when undergoing difficult times.
"You're Light; Not Darkness! So Be IN the World But Not OF the World!"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff preaches Ephesians 5.3-6 on Abstaining from evil. The two headings are:
1. The RESPONSIBILITY for you to abstain from evil
2. The REASONS for you to abstain from evil
Consider the great love of Jesus Christ from Ephesians 3.19 --
A practical way to meditate on the facets of Christ's great love for us. His love is supreme and preeminent because...
No love STOOPS like Christ’s love
No love SUFFERS like Christ’s love
No love GIVES like Christ’s love
No love LASTS like Christ’s love
No love SATISFIES like Christ’s love
No love MOTIVATES like Christ’s love
KNOWING this love…
but will make ushappy,holyandusefulin our day and generation.
One great cause of the present condition of the Church is that we do not know Christ’s love to us. We spend out time with petty things, and in fussy activities and discussions. Were we to be full of this love and of the knowledge of this love we would be entirely transformed. It is this knowledge that makes us mighty. That is why the Apostle prayed without ceasing that these Ephesians might “with all saints comprehend what is the breadth and length and the depth and the height, and to know the love of Christ which passeth knowledge”. Oh that we might know it, and grow in it and rejoice in it.
"The Temptation of Christ: His Righteousness Displayed!"
In this sermon, Pastor Geoff continues the verse-by-verse exposition through Ephesians. We cover Ephesians 5:1-2. The main imperative verbs provide the structural outline:
1. Imitate Your God!
2. Walk In Love!
But the motivation and the ability to carry out these commands comes from the 'as/just as' clauses. We are to imitate God AS beloved children. We are to walk in love JUST AS we have been loved by Christ who gave Himself for us.