Sunday, February 17, 2013

Sermon Notes from Sunday, 2.17.13

Here are the notes from today's sermon that kicked off the series in Ephesians.  You can find these notes in PDF and the sermon audio at  You can also get the audio via our podcast on iTunes.

Getting Started
Acts 18.24-19.20

Ephesians is a broad book, covering many topics, and so will speak to a broad section of people. 

Incomplete (18.24-28)
  • Apollos knew Christ and His ways, but not as completely as he needed.
  • For those in this situation, the need is instruction.
  • Application:  what questions do I have that can be answered?
  • Getting more instruction propels us outward on the mission.

Ignorant (19.1-10)
  • The disciples were being as faithful as they knew how but did not know Jesus.
  • For those in this situation, the need is revelation.
  • People need to hear the Word of the Lord, especially in times of persecution and hardship.
  • Application:  if “that person” came to you in need, what would be your message?
  • Getting revelation allows us to walk in the power of the Spirit.

Surrogate (19.11-20)
  • At best, these are people living through someone else’s faith.
  • At worst, these are parasites living off someone else’s faith.
  • For those in this situation, the need is repentance.
  • Getting repentance brings clarity to the source of power and wisdom.

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