Sermons by Riley Driver

Sermons by Riley Driver

Ephesians

Ephesians 4:17-32

Ephesians 4:17-32, September 15, 2019 Old Man, New Man, & Conduct REVIEW  4:4-6 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.  4:11-12  11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip His people for works of service, so that the…
Ephesians

Ephesians 4:1-16

Ephesians 4:1-16, September 8, 2019 Living a Worthy Life of the Calling REVIEW The Prayer 3:14-21   What does this mean for us? To us? ​​This is Paul’s introduction to chapters 4-6 and his instructions for us there. 4:1 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.   How in the world am I supposed to do that? How am I to live a life worthy of…
Ephesians

Ephesians 3:1-21

Ephesians 3:1-21, September 1, 2019 Review – Mystery Revealed – Paul’s Prayer OPEN WITH A PRAYER  Lord I pray that out of Your glorious riches You will strengthen everyone here with power through Your Spirit in their inner beings, so that Christ will dwell in their hearts through faith. And I pray that each of you, being rooted and established in love, will have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high…
Ephesians

Ephesians 2:11-22

Ephesians 2:11-22, August 25, 2019 BUT NOW and CONSEQUENTLY Ephesians 2:1-10 Review 2:1-3 Past/Dead 2:4-7 Present/Made Alive 2:7-9 Future/Because of and By Grace 2:10   Future/To Do Good Works  Here in v10 Paul is seen in agreement with James 2:17-18  17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.18 But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.”Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds.…
Ephesians

Ephesians 1:15-23

Ephesians 1:15-23, August 11, 2019 Review and Paul’s Prayer Ephesians 1:1-14 Review To Whom: Addressed to church of Ephesus or all churches?   Ephesians 1:1-2    NIV Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To God’s holy people in Ephesus, the faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 1:1-2    NIV Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To God’s holy…
Ephesians

Ephesians 1:1-14

Ephesians 1:1-14, August 04, 2019 (Please note that due to technical difficulties, the first couple of minutes of the podcast were not captured) John 3:14-18 and Predestination  Ephesians General Comments Where/When: Like Philemon and Colossians, Ephesians was written while Paul was in jail in Rome. To Whom: Addressed to church of Ephesus or all churches?  Introduction to Ephesians….. Video – first 2:39 discusses verses 3-14 of Ephesians 1 1:1-2 The Introduction.  Grace and Peace … receiving God’s grace comes before…
Colossians

Colossians 4:7-18

Colossians 4:7-18, July 28, 2019 Blessings of Fellow Believers 4:7-8 Tychicus. Name means fortuitous or fortunate. He was a fellow bond-servant to Jesus. His purpose was to inform the church about what resulted in Paul’s imprisonment and to encourage fellow believers.  4:9 Onesimus. He was a brother in Christ, a faithful brother, a brother loved by Paul and believers in Rome – and Paul wants not only Philemon to love Onesimus, but the church at Colossae as well – especially…
Colossians

Colossians 3:18 – 4:1-6

Colossians 3:18-4:6, July 21, 2019 Our Responsibilities As Believers REVIEW 3:15-17 What directs our new life? The peace of Christ stems from its source so it is divine in nature and it is given control over our hearts – it rules and unifies making us members of one body. The message of Christ dwells within us, is at home within us. Let it dwell in us richly as without it we are spiritually poor. There is a reason we find…
Colossians

Colossians 3:5-17

Colossians 3:5-17, July 14, 2019 Jesus Plus Nothing = Everything, Part 3 REVIEW 2:16-17 Legalism/Judgments. Food/Drink/Religious Festivals/New Moon/Sabbath Day plus Legalism was but a shadow. A shadow doesn’t exist in and of itself. We embrace the reality not the shadow, Jesus is the reality 2:18-19 False Teachers/Angel Worship. What they have seen was used to provide authority beyond Jesus. Angel worship always demotes Christ. They deny Christ as the head of the church who nourishes, unites, and increases the church.…
Colossians

Colossians 2:16-3:4

Colossians 2:16-3:4, July 04, 2019 Jesus Plus Nothing = Everything, Part 2 Review: Why become a Christian? What does one get out of becoming a Christian? Your answer? 2:4 Warning against false teachers deceive and seek to persuade. The deceive when they teach anything outside of Christ. 2:6-7 How Walk in Christ? 1) Live in faith, 2) Walk in Christ (Him), 3) Your faith rooted in Him alone, 4) built up in Him by building spiritual lives of success, 5)…

Colossians 2:1-15

Colossians 2:1-15, June 30, 2019 Jesus plus nothing equals Everything Why become a Christian? What does one get out of becoming a Christian? Your answer? 2:1 Three groups. Believers at Colossae, believers at Laodicea (11 miles west of Colossae), and all beievers Paul had not met or taught. . 2:2 Purpose of Paul’s teaching. To encourage. To unite in spite of all the outside teachings and united in love for God and one another (see verse 3:14). To assure via…

Colossians 1: 13-29, 23 June 2019

Colossians 1:13-29, June 13, 2019 Review, Preeminence, First Born, Mystery, Mature Once again, “Why Colossians?” Paul wrote this letter to the church of Colossae to challenge them (and us) to a greater devotion to Jesus. There is only one subject in Colossians – Jesus. He writes for the purpose of making clear in great detail Jesus is sovereign over all of creation and the church. In doing so he also warns against any heresies attacking the preeminence of Jesus.  1:9…