Giving Thanks: An Unbridled Expression of Praise

Ephesians 5:20

February 21, 2021 • Pastor Paul Edwards

"Giving thanks always for all things" in Ephesians 5:20 is the antithesis of "Be not drunk with wine wherein is excess" in 5:18. In the same way pagan unbelievers are unrestrained in their public displays of fleshly lusts, so the believer who is filled with the Spirit is to be unrestrained in their public displays of gratitude to God "always," as a manner of life.

God's Creation Order for Marriage, Part 2

Ephesians 5:22-33 • April 11, 2021 • Pastor Paul Edwards

Marriage is not an anthropological or social construct. It is a divine ordinance instituted by God in creation. Only as we see marriage in this way can we understand the proper relationship of submission and headship within marriage.

God's Creation Order for Marriage

Ephesians 5:22-33 • April 11, 2021 • Pastor Paul Edwards

What the Apostle Paul is describing in Ephesians 5:22-33 is Spirit-controlled marriage and such a concept is completely foreign to the culture-at-large AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN. What does it mean for a wife to submit to her own husband and that the husband is the head of the wife?

Submitting Yourselves One to Another, Part 2

Ephesians 5:21 • March 14, 2021 • Pastor Paul Edwards

The Apostle's call for believers to submit themselves to one another within the body of Christ does not come out of the blue clear sky. The preceding chapters tell us precisely what it looks like for us to submit to one another, and it has nothing to do with some being superior to others. It has everything to do with all seeing themselves as equally in need of the riches of God's grace.