Ephesians

Adoption

January 1, 1970

Adoption   “Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,”— Ephesians 1:5.   IT is at once a doctrine of Scripture and of common sense, that whatever God does in time he predestined to do in eternity. Some men find fault with divine predestination, and challenge the …

Ephesians:1:5

Forgiveness Made Easy

January 1, 1970

Forgiveness Made Easy   “Forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”—Ephesians iv. 32.   THE heathen moralists, when they wished to teach virtue, could not point to the example of their gods, for, according to their mythologists, the gods were a compound of every imaginable, and, I had almost said, unimaginable vice. Many of …

Ephesians:4:32

The Three Whats

January 1, 1970

The Three Whats    “The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, which …

Ephesians:1:18-20

The Agreement of Salvation By Grace With Walking in Good Works

January 1, 1970

The Agreement of Salvation by Grace With Walking in Good Works   “Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them” — Ephesians ii. 9, 10.   I SHALL call your attention to the near neighbourhood of …

Ephesians:2:9-10

His Great Love

December 28, 1905

His Great Love No. 2968A Sermon Published on Thursday, July 29th, 1905,Delivered by C. H. Spurgeon,At the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington.On Lord's-Day Evening, August 15th, 1875. “Great love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in sins.”— Ephesians 2:4, 5. You notice, in this chapter, the remarkable change of subject which commences at the 4th verse. Paul …

Ephesians:2:4-5

Redemption through Blood, the Gracious Forgiveness of Sins

June 7, 1891

Redemption through Blood, the Gracious Forgiveness of Sins   “In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according, to the riches of his grace.”— Ephesians i. 7.   READ the chapter, and carefully note how the apostle goes to the back of everything, and commences with those primeval blessings which were ours before time began. …

Ephesians:1:7

The Sword of the Spirit

April 19, 1891

The Sword of the Spirit   “Take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”— Ephesians vi. 17.   To be a Christian is to be a warrior. The good soldier of Jesus Christ must not expect to find ease in this world: it is a battle-field. Neither must he reckon upon the friendship of the …

Ephesians:6:17

Blessing for Blessing

October 26, 1890

Blessing for Blessing   “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: according as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love.” — Ephesians i. …

Ephesians:1:3-4

Members of Christ

October 23, 1890

Members of Christ   “For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.” — Ephesians v. 30.   YESTERDAY, when I had the painful task of speaking at the funeral of our dear friend, Mr. William Olney, I took the text which I am going to take again now. I am using it again …

Ephesians:5:30

Living, Loving, Lasting Union

October 22, 1890

Living, Loving, Lasting Union   “For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.”— Ephesians v. 30.        Before the funeral, at Norwood Cemetery, of the late Mr. William Olney, senior deacon of the church at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, a service was held in the Tabernacle. The building was crowded with sympathizing friends, …

Ephesians:5:30