Ephesians

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Walking Together in Spiritual Unity | Ephesians 4:1-6

February 11, 2024
By H.B. Charles Jr.
In the late 1800s, a small church in Mayfield County, Kentucky, had two deacons who hated each other. One Sunday, one of those deacons nailed a small wooden peg to the back wall for the pastor to hang his hat. When the other deacon saw the peg, he was outraged that he had not been consulted. An argument ensued, and the members took sides. The church split was called the Anti-Peg Baptist Church.  Some things we laugh at because they’re funny.  Some things we laugh at because they’re true.  Some things we laugh at to keep from crying.  Churches fight, split, and die because of congregational conflict. There are...
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The Believer’s Secret Weapon | Ephesians 6:18

January 21, 2024
By H.B. Charles Jr.
Some Christians are known as “prayer warriors.” They may not hold any church title, office, or position. Yet they are easy to identify. They are the ones members go to when they need prayer. It is good for the church to have members who are devoted to prayer and know how to get a prayer through. But this designation should not be for an elite group that is specially trained in warfare prayer. Every Christian is to be a prayer warrior. That is the message of Ephesians 6:18.  Ephesians 6:10-20 is the most clear and comprehensive statement about spiritual warfare in the Bible. The Christian life is a battleground, not a playground. If you live for Christ, Satan will fight back. Ephesians 6:10-13 calls us to combat readiness: “Finally,...
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Strength For The Struggle | Ephesians 6:10-13

August 11, 2023
By H.B. Charles Jr.
I love God. I trust Christ. I obey the word. But it seems I have more struggles than before I was a Christian. Why? Have you ever asked this question?  Are you asking this question now? The question is based on the false assumption that being saved ends your struggles. You will face struggles you would not have if you were not in Christ. But there is strength for the struggle. Ephesians 6:10 says, “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.”  Ephesians 6:10-20 is the final section of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. It may be considered a third section of the letter. Chapters 1-3 present the doctrine we...
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Be Filled With The Spirit

June 11, 2020
And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ. - Ephesians 5:18-21 The filling of the Spirit is the most controversial, divisive, and misunderstood ministry of the Holy Spirit. Christians respond to the subject with ignorance, fear, speculation, fanaticism, or indifference. Why is there so...
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Racial Unity And The One New Man (Ephesians 2:14-18)

August 11, 2017
Racial Unity And The One New Man (Ephesians 2:14-18)
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Why Fathers Need To Be Spirit Filled (Ephesians 6:4 )

July 28, 2017
Why Fathers Need To Be Spirit Filled (Ephesians 6:4 )
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We Are One | Ephesians 4:4-6

July 7, 2017
We Are One (Ephesians 4:4-6)
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Becoming a Grown Up Church (Ephesians 4:11-16)

August 15, 2015
Becoming a Grown Up Church (Ephesians 4:11-16)
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Be Filled With The Spirit (Ephesians 5:18-21)

January 9, 2015
Be Filled With The Spirit (Ephesians 5:18-21)