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God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Evening

November 12, 2006

Ephesians 6:21-24

“God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians (LXI)

Conclusion: A Concern for Comfort and a Word of Blessing”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. Please be seated. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to

Ephesians 6:21. We come tonight to the end of our study of the Book of Ephesians. This is the...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Evening

November 5, 2006

Ephesians 6:19-20

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians (LX)

The Full Armor of God (4):

Praying for Preachers

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. Please be seated. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Ephesians 6. We are now at the penultimate sermon in this series on the Book of Ephesians. One more...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Evening

October 21, 2006

Ephesians 6:17-18

“God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians (LIX)

The Full Armor of God (3): Word and Prayer”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. Please be seated. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me again to Ephesians 6, as we continue through this section on the armor of God.

We've been looking at this great...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Evening October 15, 2006

Ephesians 6:13-17 “God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians (LVIII) The Full Armor of God (2): Spiritually Armed”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd ask you to turn again to Ephesians 6, as we continue to look at this section called “The Armor of God” especially from verses 10 down to verse 18; but really, we’ll...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Evening

October 8, 2006

Ephesians 6:10-12 Our Struggle is Not Against Flesh and Blood

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. Please be seated. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Ephesians 6, and as you do so I would remind you that we've come to a new section — the final section of this book as we study it...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Evening

October 1, 2006

“God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians (LVI)”

God's Household Rules: Marriage and Family (11)

Ephesians 6:5-9

The Obligations of Householders and Servants

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. Please be seated.

You may not appreciate how relevant that catechism question is to our current situation. Some of you may know that in both the Navy and in the Air Force...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Evening September 24, 2006

Ephesians 6:4 “God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians (LV) God's Household Rules: Marriage and Family (10): The Nurture and Admonition of the Lord”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. Please be seated. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to the Book of Ephesians again, chapter six, as we continue through this section on household...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Evening September 17, 2006 Ephesians 6:1-3 God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians (LIV) God's Household Rules: Marriage and Family (9): "Children's Obedience” Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. Please be seated. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn again to Ephesians...now chapter six, but still part of the section that we started back in Ephesians 5:22 One comment is probably going...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning September 3, 2006

Ephesians 5:25-27 God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians (LI) Household Rules: Marriage and Family (6)

"Love Your Wife (3)”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Ephesians 5, as we continue to study through this great book of the Apostle Paul, and especially this section in which God...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Evening September 3, 2006

Ephesians 5:28-30 God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians (LII) Household Rules: Marriage and Family (7) "Love Your Wife (4)”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. Please be seated. We’re continuing our study of Ephesians tonight, and we’ll be doing so throughout the rest of the autumn, God willing. Let me just refresh you as to where we are. This morning...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning

August 20, 2006

Ephesians 5:25-29

“God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians (XLIX)

Household Rules: Marriage and Family (4) Love Your Wife

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Ephesians, chapter five, as we continue to work our way through this great letter of the Apostle Paul to the Ephesian church and...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning August 13, 2006

Ephesians 5:22-24 “God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians (XLVIII) Household Rules: Marriage and Family (3)” Obey?! Submit? You've got to be kidding! (2)

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Ephesians, chapter five, verse 22, as we return to this most “politically incorrect” of passages in the New...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning August 6, 2006

Ephesians 5:22-24 “God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians (XLVII) Household Rules: Marriage and Family (2)”

Obey?! Submit? You've got to be kidding! (1)

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

I invite you to turn with me to Ephesians 5, verse 22 We’re going to look at verses 22-24 today, but let me admit at the outset we're not going to get...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning

July 30, 2006

Ephesians 5:21

God's Household Rules: Marriage and Family (1)”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Ephesians 5. If you have the outline that was provided today for this message, you’ll also notice the outline of Ephesians 5:18-21. We’re going to go back today to verse 21, the last...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning

July 23, 2006

Ephesians 5:18-21

“The New Walk (5): More Reasons Why — Filled With the Spirit”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Please open your Bibles to Ephesians chapter five, as we continue through Paul's letter to Ephesus and to us. We've said since Ephesians 4:17 that it has been Paul's concern to exhort us to live distinctively as Christians in this world; not...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning

July 16, 2006

Ephesians 5:15-17

“The New Walk (4): More Reasons Why - Wisdom”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Ephesians 5 as we continue our way through this great letter of the Apostle Paul, not only to the Ephesian church, but to us.

We've been looking at this section that...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning

July 9, 2006

Ephesians 5:8-14

“The New Walk (3): Children of Light”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Ephesians 5, as we continue our way through this great letter of the Apostle Paul — not just to the church of Ephesus, but to us, as all Scripture is given by inspiration and...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning

June 18, 2006

Ephesians 5:5-7

“The New Walk (2): More Reasons Why”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Ephesians 5 as we continue to work our way through this book.

Let me just remind you that in Ephesians 4:17ff, the Apostle Paul begins a section of the book which we've been...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning

June 11, 2006

Ephesians 5:5-7

“The New Walk (1): More Reasons Why”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Ephesians 5, as we continue to work through this great book together. I would simply draw your attention to this: When we moved from Ephesians 5:4, the last verse that we studied last...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning

June 4, 2006

Ephesians 5:3-4

“Sexual Immorality, Coarse Talk, Thanksgiving, and the Glory of God”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Ephesians, chapter five. We’ll be looking at verses 3 and 4 today.

Before we read this passage together — a passage that deals with the issue of sexual immorality, and...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning

May 28, 2006

Ephesians 4:31-5:2

“Bitterness, Forgiveness, and Being Like God”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Ephesians, chapter four. We finally come to the end of this chapter, but Paul's line of thought continues on into chapter five. In fact, this section from Ephesians 4:25 doesn't really end until about...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning

May 21, 2006

Ephesians 4:29-30

“Talk, Edification, the Holy Spirit, and the Glory of God”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Ephesians 4. In this whole passage from Ephesians 4:17, running all the way to Ephesians 5:4, Paul is calling us to live like Christians: to live out the grace of...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning

May 14, 2006

Ephesians 4:28

“Stealing and Work, and the Glory of God”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. As you take your Bibles and turn with me to Ephesians 4, I want to say I've had a number of very encouraging conversations during the course of this week. In fact, this study in this book, this chapter of Ephesians, has provoked more discussion...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning

May 7, 2006

Ephesians 4:26-27

“Anger and the Glory of God”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Ephesians, chapter four, as we continue to work our way through this great letter of the Apostle Paul.

Let me remind you that from Ephesians 4:17 to the end of the chapter, the Apostle...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning

April 30, 2006

Ephesians 4:25-28

“Lying and the Glory of God”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Please take your Bibles in hand, and turn with me to Ephesians 4. We’re continuing to work through this great passage together, and you’ll remember that last week the Apostle Paul was exhorting us not to live as if we were not Christians, not to live like the...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning

April 23, 2006

Ephesians 4:17-24

“Walk Like a Gentile?”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Ephesians, chapter four, as we continue our way through this great letter.

Jesus emphasized to His disciples that they were to be in this world, but not of it. He said to them on one occasion...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning

Easter Sunday

April 16, 2006

Ephesians 4:14-16

“Jesus Is Alive, and As a Result...”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Ephesians, chapter four, as we continue to make our way through this great book together. This morning I want to concentrate for a few moments on what the Apostle Paul says ought...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning

April 9, 2006 Communion Sunday

Ephesians 4:11-13

“Why Christ Gifted the Church”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Please open your Bibles to Ephesians, chapter four, as we continue working our way through this great letter of the Apostle Paul to the church of Ephesus, and to us, since “all Scripture is given by inspiration and is profitable for our reproof and correction, and training...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning

April 2, 2006

Ephesians 4:7-13

“To Each One Grace Was Given”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Ephesians 4, as we continue to make our way through this great letter of the Apostle Paul to the Christians in Ephesus and to us.

Let me remind you, if you have the outline...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning

March 26, 2006

Ephesians 4:4-6

“One Body, Spirit, Hope, Lord, Faith, Baptism, God and Father (3)”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Ephesians 4 as we continue to work our way through this great book...and we see God's kindness to us in knowing what we need before we know what we need.

...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning

March 19, 2006

Ephesians 4:4-6

“One Body, Spirit, Hope, Lord, Faith, Baptism, God and Father” (Pt. 2)

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan II

...For several months now, and starting in Ephesians 4 just a few weeks ago, we emphasized on a number of occasions that whereas in Ephesians 1-3 the Apostle Paul has described what God has done in bringing believing Jew and Gentile into...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning

March 12, 2006

Ephesians 4:4-6

“One Body, Spirit, Hope, Lord, Faith, Baptism, God and Father”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Ephesians, chapter four. I'm going to read verses 4-6 today, but we're only going to get through verse 4.

Let me remind you again that in this book the Apostle...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning

March 5, 2006

Ephesians 4:1-3

“Walking Worthy of Our Calling (2)”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Ephesians, chapter four, as we continue our study in this book. It's been three weeks or so since we've been in this passage together. We've returned to the “scene of the crime” where last...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning

February 12, 2006

Ephesians 4:1-3

“Walking Worthy of Our Calling”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Ephesians 4. You've been waiting a long time to hear those words! We've been in Ephesians 3 for a number of months now. We've camped on this glorious prayer in Ephesians 3:14-21, and we've just...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning

February 5, 2006

Ephesians 3:20-21

“To God Be the Glory”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Ephesians 3 as we continue to work our way through this great prayer.

I'd remind you of a couple of things. One is that this book begins with a doxology. We studied it in Ephesians...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning

January 29, 2006

Ephesians 3:18-19

“What to Pray For One Another (3)”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Ephesians, chapter three, as we continue to work our way through this great prayer in verses 14-19. We’re going to read all of 3:14-19, and we're going to be focusing on verses 18-19.

...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning

January 22, 2006

Ephesians 3:16b-19

“What to Pray For One Another (2)”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Ephesians 3. We've been looking at this prayer in Ephesians 3:14-19 for a number of weeks now. We spent the first message in this passage looking just at Paul's words of rationale as...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning

January 15, 2006

Ephesians 3:16b-17

“What to Pray For One Another”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

When we were together last, we were looking at verses 14-16 — to be precise, verses 14 to 16a. We only got half way through verse 16, and we said there that we learned why Paul was praying the prayer; we learned a little bit about to whom...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning

January 8, 2006

Communion Sunday

Ephesians 3:14-16a

“Praying to Our Father”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Ephesians 3 as we continue to make our way through this great letter of the Apostle Paul. We’re going to be looking at verses 14-16 today, but I'd ask you to look at verse...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning

January 1, 2006

Ephesians 3:7-13

“My Tribulations on Your Behalf are for Your Glory”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

As we return to Ephesians in the New Year, and I couldn't have picked a better passage to start with. We’re going to concentrate especially on Ephesians 3:8-13 this morning, but I want you to remember what we saw when we studied Ephesians 3:1-6, in...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning

November 27, 2005

Ephesians 3:1-6

“What is the Mystery of Christ?”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Ephesians, chapter 3. Paul is about to return to prayer in this passage. We've seen throughout of study of this book how much of...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning

November 20, 2005

Ephesians 2:19-22

“No Longer Strangers and Aliens”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Ephesians, chapter two, as we continue to work our way through this great book. I can remind you of where we were a couple of weeks...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning

November 13, 2005

Ephesians 2:14-18

“He Is Our Peace”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Ephesians, chapter two. The last time we were together in this letter was on October 23, and we were in verses 11-13. Let me remind you of what Paul was telling us there.

Paul was, for...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning

October 23, 2005

Ephesians 2:11-13

“Formerly Far Off, Now Brought Near”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Ephesians, chapter two, as we continue our way through the Book of Ephesians together.

Last time we were together on Sunday morning, we were in Ephesians 2:8-10, that glorious passage in which the beautiful truth...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning

October 16, 2005

Ephesians 2:8-10

“Saved From, By, For What?””

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Turn with me in your Bibles to the second chapter of Ephesians as we continue our study in this great book together. The last few weeks we've been looking at Ephesians chapter two, and in the very first verse we see Paul's diagnosis of all fallen humanity. That is,...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning COMMUNION SUNDAY

October 9, 2005

Ephesians 2:4-7

“But God”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Ephesians, chapter 2, as we continue to study this great letter of the Apostle Paul to the Ephesian church, but to Christians everywhere because every word of Scripture is given by inspiration and every word of...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning

October 2, 2005

Ephesians 2:1-3

“Dead in Sin”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Ephesians, chapter two, as we continue to work our way through this great letter of the Apostle Paul.

In Ephesians 2, having praised God in Ephesians 1 for the greatness of God's mercy to us in Jesus...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning

September 25, 2005

Ephesians 1:19-23

The Surpassing Greatness of His Power….to the Church

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Ephesians, chapter one, as we continue making our way through this great letter of the Apostle Paul to the church at Ephesus and to you and me, because we know that every word...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning

September 18, 2005

Ephesians 1:18-19

“Hope, Inheritance, Power”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Ephesians, chapter one, as we continue to work our way through this great letter of the Apostle Paul to the church at Ephesus, and ultimately of course, to all of God's children, because this book is the...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning

September 11, 2005

Ephesians 1:15-17

“Giving Thanks for Faith and Love”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Ephesians, chapter one. We resume our study of this great letter together.

We have said several times that almost the whole of...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning

August 21, 2005

Ephesians 1:3-14

“Praying with Paul”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Ephesians, chapter one. For several weeks now we have been working through this prayer of praise in verses 3-14. We have parked on this prayer in part because we have said it is a life re-orienting prayer: that...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning

August 14, 2005

Ephesians 1:13-14

“Assured by the Spirit of Promise”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Ephesians, chapter one, as we look again at this great prayer.

While we were looking at Ephesians 1:10 and 11 and 12 last week, we noticed the Apostle Paul praising God that God in His...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning

August 7, 2005

Ephesians 1:10-12

“Living to the Praise of His Glory”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

We have said in our study of Ephesians, chapter one, that just as much of the Book of Ephesians is made up of prayer — almost half of it — that the whole, almost, of the first chapter is made up of prayer.

There are two great...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning

July 31, 2005

Ephesians 1:8-10

“Summing Up All Things In Christ”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Ephesians, chapter one, as we continue to work our way through this great prayer.

We have said several times that this first prayer from verse 3-14 of Ephesians 1, is a prayer of praise,...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning

July 24, 2005

Ephesians 1:7-8

“Abundant Grace”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I would invite you to turn with me to Ephesians, chapter one, as we continue to study through this great letter of the Apostle Paul; a letter which, of course, ultimately comes to us by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and is addressed to every...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning

July 17, 2005

Ephesians 1:4-6

“Predestined in Love”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you will look at Ephesians 1:4, you will notice that the last words, probably, in your pew Bible translation, and certainly in my rendition of the New American Standard Version here, have the words In love as the first words of a sentence.

Now, the reason is [that] in the...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning

July 10, 2005

Ephesians 1:3-4

“Every Spiritual Blessing (2): The Blessing of Divine Election”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Ephesians, chapter one. Last week we began our study of this glorious prayer in Ephesians 1, beginning in verse 3 and running all the way to verse 14. And as we did,...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning

July 3, 2005

Ephesians 1:3-14

“Every Spiritual Blessing”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to the Book of Ephesians, chapter one. We started a study of the Book of Ephesians, the letter of Paul to the Ephesian church, last week, looking at the greeting...at the salutation found in verses 1 and 2.

...

God's New Family: An Exposition of Ephesians

The Lord's Day Morning

June 26, 2005

Ephesians 1:1-2

“Revelation and Benediction”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to the Book of Ephesians, chapter one.

John Mackay, who later became the president of Princeton Theological Seminary, when he was a fourteen-year-old boy in 1903, wandered out into the hills of the highlands of Scotland with his...

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