Jeremy Sarber

I'm Reformed Baptist, pastor of Joy Christian Church, and founder of Sermon Transcription Services.

Ephesians

New Sermon Series: Ephesians

If a new believer wants to study through a book of the Bible for the first time ever, I may always recommend Ephesians.

Paul’s letter to the Church at Ephesus explores the deep “riches of God’s grace” and the “unsearchable riches of Christ” (Eph 1:7; 3:8). It presents Jesus as the source and guarantee of every spiritual blessing. In clear and concise terms, we are shown how our salvation and heavenly abundance is the result of God’s “grace…through faith” (Eph 2:8).

Even more than a theological treatise, Ephesians is a practical guide calling Christians to “attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ” (Eph 4:13). We are taught how to be “filled with the Spirit” and the “fullness of God” (Eph 5:18; 3:19).

Through a powerful and sovereign work involving every member of the¬†Trinity, Christ has reconciled God’s people to himself. He also united all redeemed people to one another in a single body. In light of these great facts, Paul implores his readers to praise God and live accordingly.

During my ten years in the ministry, it has been a privilege to preach through several books of the Bible from beginning to end including Genesis, Ruth, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Daniel, most of the four Gospels, 1 Corinthians, Galatians, James, and 1 Peter. While each book has excited me as much as the last, I have always profoundly anticipated my future study and teaching of Ephesians. Thankfully, the time has finally come.

I will not be in a hurry to finish. In fact, it could be several weeks before I say to the church, “Turn with me to Ephesians chapter 1.” I hope to first examine the Ephesian church’s relevant history in The Book of Acts. Then, we’ll slowly make our¬†way through Paul’s letter to the Ephesians followed by a single discourse in Revelation.

My tentative outline looks something like this (subject to change, of course):

  1. Acts 18:18-19:7
  2. Acts 19:8-20
  3. Acts 19:21-41
  4. Acts 20:1-16
  5. Acts 20:17-24
  6. Acts 20:25-38
  7. Ephesians 1:1-6
  8. Ephesians 1:7-10
  9. Ephesians 1:11-14
  10. Ephesians 1:15-23
  11. Ephesians 2:1-10
  12. Ephesians 2:11-22
  13. Ephesians 3:1-13
  14. Ephesians 3:14-21
  15. Ephesians 4:1-6
  16. Ephesians 4:7-11
  17. Ephesians 4:12-16
  18. Ephesians 4:17-24
  19. Ephesians 4:25-32
  20. Ephesians 5:1-7
  21. Ephesians 5:8-14
  22. Ephesians 5:15-17
  23. Ephesians 5:18a
  24. Ephesians 5:18b-20
  25. Ephesians 5:21
  26. Ephesians 5:22-24
  27. Ephesians 5:25-33
  28. Ephesians 6:1-4
  29. Ephesians 6:5-9
  30. Ephesians 6:10-13
  31. Ephesians 6:14-17
  32. Ephesians 6:18-24
  33. Revelation 2:1-7

I am thrilled to begin this sermon series. Pray for me and those who hear (or read) it.