Paul has been speaking in Ephesians to a community of believers, and he continues to do so as he comes to the end of the epistle. The exhortation to stand and to fight is not an individualistic one, even though each individual member of the church must pay heed to it. Rather, Paul is concerned about the corporate welfare of the church as they face an “evil day.” This should be our concern as well. When we face an “evil day,” we must “be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might.” We must then “put on the whole armour of God” and “stand.” And we must do this together. The only way we will win the spiritual warfare is if we wage it together.
This series comprises the sermons preached at BBC during an exposition of the book of Ephesians.
|Far and Near, Wide and Deep (Acts 19:1–41)||Doug Van Meter||6 Sep 2015||Listen|
|God’s New Community (Ephesians 1:1–3)||Doug Van Meter||20 Sep 2015||Listen|
|Salvation Appointed; Bless God for Election (Ephesians 1:4–6)||Doug Van Meter||27 Sep 2015||Listen|
|Salvation Accomplished; Praise God for Redemption (Ephesians 1:7–10)||Doug Van Meter||11 Oct 2015||Listen|
|Salvation Applied; Praise God for Predestination (Ephesians 1:11–14)||Doug Van Meter||18 Oct 2015||Listen|
|Knowing God (Ephesians 1:15–17)||Doug Van Meter||1 Nov 2015||Listen|
|Knowing God, Together (Ephesians 1:15–18)||Doug Van Meter||8 Nov 2015||Listen|
|Knowing God, Knowing Your Identity (Ephesians 1:18–21)||Doug Van Meter||15 Nov 2015||Listen|
|Knowing God, Showing God (Ephesians 1:22–23)||Doug Van Meter||22 Nov 2015||Listen|
|Knowing God, Maximising Church (Ephesians 1:22–23)||Doug Van Meter||29 Nov 2015||Listen|