Be Strong in the Lord:  

Your Position and Your Practice

Ephesians Chapters 1-6

 

Overview of Ephesians:

Knowing your position in Christ is the foundation for living a life strong in the Lord. Ephesians 1:1-3:21

  • Praise God for your spiritual blessings. 1:1-14
  • Pray for wisdom and revelation to know Christ better.  1:15-23
  • Praise God for your new life in Christ.  2:1-10
  • Praise God for unity that was accomplished by Christ.  2:11-22
  • Praise God for His messenger who revealed the mystery of Christ.  3:1-13
  • Pray for understanding to know the profound love God has for you.  3:14-21

 

Knowing your position in Christ motivates you to live a life strong in the Lord. 4:1-6:24

  • As a Christ follower walk in unity.  4:1-16
  • As a Christ follower walk in holiness.  4:17-32
  • As a Christ follower walk in love.  5:1-6
  • As a Christ follower walk in light.  5:7-14
  • As a Christ follower walk in wisdom.  5:15-6:9
  • As a Christ follower stand strong in the spiritual battle.  6:10-24
  • Introduction:

    Ephesians 1:1-2

    • The book of Ephesians was written by Paul who had

    been called by God to be a messenger to the church.

    Vs. 1:1a

     

    • The book of Ephesians was written to those who were set apart as faithful followers of Christ.  Vs. 1:1b

     

    • Paul reminded the faithful that God was the source of their grace and peace.  Vs. 2

     

    Application:

    • Are you choosing to be a faithful follower of Christ?
    • Are you experiencing the peace of God?
    • Are you struggling to stand strong in the Lord in a particular area of your life?

    Memorize Ephesians 6:10-18