Yesterday, I resumed our exposition of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians during our Sunday morning workship services. I preached the first part of the passage, verses 15-19, more than a month ago. I did verses 19-23 this time, finishing this opening chapter of the letter. Here is the sermon skeleton:
Title: “God’s Power on Display in Christ”
Text: Ephesians 1:19-23
Theme: God’s Power on Display in Christ
Point: Jesus Christ himself is the ultimate proof of God’s power to change your life.
Transition Sentence: Verses 20-23 highlight four ways God’s power to change your life was put on display through Christ.
I. God raised Jesus Christ from the dead (v. 20).
II. God seated Jesus Christ at his right hand (vv. 20-21).
A. The authority of Christ is universal (v. 21).
B. The authority of Christ is unending (v. 21)
III. God placed all things under the feet of Jesus Christ (v. 22).
IV. God gave Jesus Christ as Head of all things to the church (vv. 22-23).
A. Christ is the Head of the church (v. 22).
B. The church is the body of Christ (v. 23).