Sermons by Riley Driver

Sermons by Riley Driver

Ephesians

Ephesians 6:10-12 & 18

WAR! and The Marianna Trench Ephesians 6:10-12 &18, June 06, 2021  6:10 – Transition. Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. 6:11-12 – Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.  6:18…
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Ephesians 5:21, 6:1-9 NIV

The Revolution of Submission, Two Sides-One Coin Ephesians 5:21, 6:1-9 May 30, 2021  Ephesians 5:21 – Submit/Yield to one another out of reverence for Christ. James 4:7 – Submit/Yield yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Galatians 3:28-29 – There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. Philemon 1:17 –…
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Ephesians 5:3-20

If You are Going to be Imitators of God … Ephesians 5:3-20, May 9, 2021  v1-2 Last week we spoke of how to we are to follow God’s example or to be imitators of God. The first instructions are in verses 1 and 2. Walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Simply look at the first six words, Walk in the way…
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Ephesians 5:1-2

Therefore, Be Followers or Imitators of God Ephesians 5:1-2, May 2, 2021  How many of you think you can imitate God? How many of you have ever worn a wrist band with the letters WWJD on it? v1-2 Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children – and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. NIV  v1-2 Therefore be imitators of God,…
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Ephesians 4:1-32 NIV

The Foundation and The Believer’s Walk  Ephesians 4:1-32, April 25, 2021  I know I covered the first six verses of chapter 4 last Sunday but want to go over them again and add some depth as we will cover the entire chapter today. So buckle up, we are in for quite a ride! 1a As a prisoner for the Lord, this is how Paul described himself in the first verse of chapter 3. He is essentially asking if we will live…
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Ephesians 3:12-4:6 NIV

Paul’s Prayer and Plea  Ephesians 3:12-4:6, April 18, 2021  12 In him and through faith in Him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.  13 I ask you, therefore, not to be discouraged because of my sufferings for you, which are your glory. Do not fall away from Christ, by reason of his sufferings, which was to their glory; or stated differently, his sufferings were their glory, in that in them he sealed the truth of the doctrine he preached, being…

Resurrection Sunday

I Believe Jesus is Alive  Resurrection Sunday, April 04, 2021  Today, I want to do something a little different. All of you know how I like to tell jokes, some good, some okay, some terrible. Well today I want to start out telling you a joke with a point, so I hope you will bear with me. A woman, Majorie Bosworth, posted this joke on FaceBook. It got over 400 likes and a few dozen comments. This is told from…
Ephesians

Ephesians 3:1

Who Is In Charge of Your Life?  Ephesians 3:1, March 28, 2021  1 For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles— Q: Who is in charge of your life? My life? Our lives? Fatalism? The belief that are events are predetermined and inescapable. Determinism? The belief that all events, including our choices and our actions, are ultimately determined by causes external to our choices and our actions. Are we are victims of circumstances, life.…
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Ephesians 2:11-22

One in Christ Ephesians 2:11-22 March 21, 2021 This is week four in Ephesians where in week 1, chapter 1, verses 1-14 our focus was on “In Christ” and the destination predetermined for all who would be in Christ.  In week 2, again in chapter 1, verses 15-23 where we learned we (believers) are Christ’s treasure, His inheritance paid for with His body and His blood as in the parable He spoke of in Matthew 13:44 The kingdom of heaven…
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Ephesians 2:1-10 NIV

Made Alive in Christ Ephesians 2:1-10 NIV March 14, 2021 Last week we looked at all the instances we read in Christ one way or another and found 10-12 depending on the version of the Bible you use. Today in the first 10 verses of chapter 2, we have 5 instances of with Christ or in Christ.  Video as an introduction v1. dead in trespasses or transgressions and sins. This is obviously not a real or complete death as we…
Colossians

Colossians 3:18-4:1

Colossians 3:18-4:1 February 07, 2021 Instructions for Christian Households v18. Wives. NIV/KJV submit yourselves, NASB/NRSV be subject Here wives are to voluntarily submit to show respect. The wife’s submission is never to be forced on her as the Greek verb shows the submission is to be voluntary. Nor does it require a servile attitude. The Greek word translated submit is a word borrowed from the military. It literally means “to be under in rank” and applies only to her husband within their…
Colossians

Colossians 3:1-17

Colossians 3:1-17 January 31, 2021 Guidelines for Living as Believers REVIEW 1:15-20  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. Such denies Christ as the head of the church who nourishes/unites/increases the church. 2:20-23 Asceticism. Doctrine or…