EPHESIANS 6

6 Outlines

 

 

Ephesians 6:1-4

CHILDREN AND PARENTS

 

CHILDREN:

BE RIGHT (OBEY) Vs. 1

Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.

 

BE RESPECTFUL (HONOR) Vs. 2

Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)

 

BE REWARDED Vs. 3

That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.

 

PARENTS:

BE RESPONSIBLE Vs. 4

And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

 

 

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Ephesians 6:1-4

ABOUT YOUR PARENTS

 

PARENTS ARE TO BE HEEDED Vs. 1

PARENTS ARE TO BE HONORED Vss. 2-3

PARENTS ARE TO BE HELPFUL Vs. 4

 

 

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Ephesians 6:5-9

ON THE JOB

 

Most people to whom you will minister are involved in some sort of employment. Ephesians 6:5-9 talks to masters and slaves. The truths of this passage may easily be applied to employers and employees or bosses and employees.

 

THE SERVANT (EMPLOYEE) Vss. 5-8

 

The Honesty Of The Servant Vs. 5-6a

"...obedient..."

",,,fear and trembling..."

"...in singleness of you heart, as unto Christ..."

"...not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers...."

 

The Heart Of The Servant Vss. 6b-7

"...servants of Christ..."

""...doing the will of God from the heart;"

""With good will doing service as to the Lord, and not to men;"

 

The Honor Of The Servant Vs. 8

"Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall

he receive of the Lord..."

 

THE MASTER (EMPLOYER OR BOSS) Vs. 9

 

Reciprocate - "...do the same things unto them..."

 

Restrict - "...forbearing threatening:"

 

Remember - "...knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him."

 

 

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Ephesians 6:10-17

FULLY ARMED

 

When I pastored a church with a Christian School, I discovered that the favorite songs of young boys tended to be what I call "Christian Fight Songs" These hymns about Christian warfare are indeed an important part of Christian hymnology. There are such songs as "Sound The Battle Cry", "Victory In Jesus", "Onward Christian Soldiers", and "Stand Up,. Stand Up For Jesus", which encourage the Christian to stand up and fight for Christ.

 

Of course, soldiers need to be fully armed when they go into battle. Any good army provides the soldier with all he needs in weapons, technology, clothing, transportation, etc. in order to fight a good fight.

 

We, as soldiers of the cross have also been equipped for the fight which is ahead of us. This fight against Satan and his forces is talked of in our text.

 

THE INVASION Vss. 11-12

 

THE INSTRUCTIONS Vss. 10, 11, 13

1. "Be strong in the Lord and the power of his might." Vs. 10

2. "Put on the whole armor of God." Vss. 11,13

 

THE INVENTORY Vss. 14-17

Here are the weapons we should put on.

 

 

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Ephesians 6:10-18

THE ARMOR OF GOD

 

Ephesians 6:10-13 - "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand."

 

MY MEDITATION - "Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth," - Vs. 14a

Joshua 1:8, Psalm 1:1-3, Psalm 119:15-16, Psalm 119:97

 

MY MASTER - "and having on the breastplate of righteousness;" - Vs. 14b

Romans 13:14, Galatians 2:20, Luke 9:23, Romans 6:10-14,

 

MY MESSAGE - "And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;" - Vs. 15

Romans 5:1, John 14:27, Isaiah 26:3-4, Philippians 4:6-7, Galatians 5:22

 

MY MOTIVATION - "Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked". - Vs. 16

Hebrews 11:6

 

MY MEMORY - "And take the helmet of salvation" - Vs. 17a

Salvation Past - Ephesians 2:8-9, John 1:12

Salvation Present - Romans 8:35-39

Salvation Future - 1 John 3:1-3

 

MY METHOD - "and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:" - Vs. 17b

Hebrews 4:12, 2 Timothy 3:16, 4:2

 

MY MINISTRY - "Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;" - Vs. 18

Ephesians 1:15-23, Ephesians 3:16-21, Philippians 1:9-11, Colossians 1:9-14

 

 

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Ephesians 6:18

PROCEDURE FOR EFFECTIVE PRAYING

 

"Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints."

 

Frequency Of Prayer - "always"

Fullness Of Prayer - "all" (Philippians 4:6)

Includes praise, thanksgiving, prayer for personal needs, prayer for others.

 

Force Of Prayer - "in the Spirit"

 

Focus Of Prayer - "all saints" and unsaved (1 Timothy 2:1-4)

 

Faithfulness Of Prayer - "perseverance"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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