Finished Ephesians!

By God’s grace, I have finished preaching through Ephesians. It has been exhausting, as Paul is always exhausting (since it is always difficult to know what to omit). I have now started on Daniel, and hope to make it a fairly short series (about 16 or 17 messages, far fewer than Ephesians’ 56 sermons). Anyway, here is an index of all the Ephesians sermons.

Introduction to Ephesians

Chapter 1

Dear Ephesians (1:1-2); God’s Plan (1:3-6); Redeemed By the Blood of the Lamb (1:7-8a); The Mystery of Christ (1:8b-10); God’s Powerful Plan (1:11-12); Sealed and Guaranteed (1:13-14); That You May Know God (1:15-19); God’s Power For Us (1:20-23)

Chapter 2

What’s Your Problem? (2:1-3); But God Made Us Alive (2:4-7); The Gift of God’s Grace (2:8-10); Brought Near By the Blood of Christ (2:11-13); Law and Peace (2:14-16); Peace Leading to God (2:17-18 ); You Belong (2:19-22)

Chapter 3

A Mystery Revealed (3:1-6); Grace and Humility (3:7-8a); Our Audience (3:8b-13); God’s Power In You (3:14-16); Filled With the Love of Christ (3:17-19), audio; Soli Deo Gloria (3:20-21), audio;

Chapter 4

Indicative and Imperative (4:1-2), audio; Walk Worthy of the Calling (4:1-3), audio; One God, One Church (4:4-6), audio; Use Your Gifts! (4:7-10); The Purpose of Ministers (4:11-13); Growth in Truth and Love (4:14-16), audio; What We Were (4:17-19), audio; What You Are (4:20-24), audio; Speaking the Truth (4:25), audio; Anger (4:26), audio; Do Not Give the Devil a Foothold (4:27), audio; Don’t Steal, But Work (4:28 ); Every Last Word (4:29), audio; Do Not Grieve the Holy Spirit (4:30), audio; Not Anger, But Forgiveness (4:31-32)

Chapter 5

Like Father, Like Children (5:1-2); No Impurity (5:3-5); Empty Words and Peer Pressure (5:6-7); Awake, O Child of Light! (5:8-14); Filled With What? (5:15-20); Submission? What’s That? (5:21-24); Husbands, Love Your Wives! (5:25-27), audio; Marriage and Church (5:28-33), audio;

Chapter 6

Children, Obey Your Parents (6:1-3), audio; Parenting: Nurture, Not Exasperation (6:4), audio; How Shall We Then Work? (6:5-9), audio; The Full Armor of God (6:10-13)audio; Truth as a Belt (6:14a), audio; Breastplate of Righteousness (6:14b)audio; Readiness of the Gospel (6:15), audio; Shield of Faith (6:16), audio; Helmet of Salvation (6:17), audio; Pray in the Spirit (6:18-20)audio; Final Greetings (6:21-24), audio



  1. RBerman said,

    May 19, 2008 at 11:56 am

    Best wishes on Daniel! I’m about 2/3 of the way through teaching it in adult Sunday School. Stortz’ book and Duguid’s book have provided a few good insights, but they appear to be sermon transcriptions, and they have a lot of prefatory and illustrative content rather than scholarly exposition. Walvoord is substantially more scholarly and useful for confounding the liberal exegesis, but his use in the second half of Daniel particularly is limited by his dispensational approach. I haven’t acquired or consulted Jordan’s new book for several reasons.

  2. greenbaggins said,

    May 19, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    For scholarliness on Daniel, it is hard to beat Collins and Goldingay, despite their liberal presuppositions. Longman looks to be helpful, as does Ferguson and Young.

  3. May 19, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    Congrats Lane. Now only 65 to go!!! ;)

  4. greenbaggins said,

    May 19, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Well, I have finished Genesis, 2-3 John, Philemon, and just finished the 11th chapter of Matthew. I do plan on preaching the entire Bible before I retire.

  5. May 20, 2008 at 1:29 am

    Lane: 56 sermons to get through the book? I think it would take John MacArthur 56 sermons just to get through the first chapter! For a guy who’s only semi-Reformed, he sure loves to wade deep into the weeds in his preaching. Heck, an introduction to one of his sermons can last 20 minutes or more…

    This is NOT a criticism of you, by the way. Your OP just made me think of him, for some reason.

  6. aboulet said,

    May 20, 2008 at 10:25 am

    I’m not sure where to post this b/c I can’t find your email address anywhere.

    Bruce McCormack has weighed in on the HTFC report. He argues that the Christology represented in that report is not Reformed.

    Thought you might be interested:

    You can read it all here.

  7. May 20, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    That is a great goal Lane. Good Luck!!!

  8. May 20, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    Strike that. Good Providence!!!

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