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Ephesians – Wayne Barber

By: Dr. Wayne Barber
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The Characteristics of Saintly Saints – Part 1 – Ephesians 1:1

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This month Dr. Barber begins a new study by taking a general look at the book of Ephesians and making some observations about what the book teaches.

The Characteristics of Saintly Saints – Part 2 – Ephesians 1:1

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What is a saint? What signs would you expect to see in the life of someone who is a saint? Dr. Barber explains as he begins a sermon series through the book of Ephesians.

Are You Faithful in Christ Jesus – Ephesians 1:1

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Dr. Barber focuses on “faithfulness” as he continues his look at the book of Ephesians.

Paul’s Desire for the Saints in Ephesus – Ephesians 1:2

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Leading into his study on Romans chapter 9, Dr. Barber goes back to refresh our minds on what we have already learned in the first 8 chapters of this important book.

A Call to Praise – Ephesians 1:3

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Dr. Barber explains ways in which we have been blessed and show why is God worthy to be praised.

Chosen in Christ – Ephesians 1:4

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What does it mean to be “chosen”? How can you know if you are one of the chosen ones?

Holy and Blameless – Ephesians 1:4

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Christians are called to walk “holy and blameless.” How can we do that?

The Love of God – Part 1 – Ephesians 1:5

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The love of God is a continuing theme throughout the Bible. Dr. Barber explains what it implies for us.

The Love of God – Part 2 – Ephesians 1:5

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Dr. Barber continues his look at God’s love as he continues the study of Ephesians 1:5. How has God displayed His love for us? How should we respond?

Redeemed, How I Love to Proclaim it! – Ephesians 1:7

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Dr. Barber draws a parallel between our redemption and the Old Testament story of the year of Jubilee.

The Marvel of our Redemption – Part 1 – Ephesians 1:7-13

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What is the marvel of our redemption? Dr. Barber begins to answer this question as he looks at who is included and who is not excluded in God’s plan of salvation.

The Marvel of our Redemption – Part 2 – Ephesians 1:13-15

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Dr. Barber continues his look at Redemption in this week’s message.

The Security of Our Redemption – Part 1 – Ephesians 1:13-15

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Dr. Barber examines the issue of the security of the believer. Can a Christian loose his or her salvation? Dr. Barber explains why not!

The Security of Our Redemption – Part 2 – Ephesians 1:13-15

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Dr. Barber explores the impact of the Holy Spirit dwelling within the believer. How can that help one to see that he is “secure” in his redemption?

The Characteristics of Real Faith – Part 1 – Ephesians 1:15-16

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How can you know if you have “real” faith? Can real faith be faked? Dr. Barber explains, and gives an example from the lives of church members facing a crisis.

The Characteristics of Real Faith – Part 2 – Ephesians 1:15-16

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Dr. Barber continues his teaching on the characteristics of real faith. How can you know if your faith is genuine. Are there signs that you will display?

A Prayer for Deeper Understanding – Part 1 – Ephesians 1:16-17

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Paul’s desire for the Ephesian believers is that they have a deeper understanding “not just of the Word of God, but of the God of the Word.” Dr. Barber explains in this sermon on Ephesians 1:16-17.

A Prayer for Deeper Understanding – Part 2 – Ephesians 1:18

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Dr. Barber continues his series on Ephesians. This week he looks at Paul’s prayer for the Ephesian believers: that they will come to a deeper understand of some things God has in store for them.

That We Might Know His Power – Part 1 – Ephesians 1:18-20

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Dr. Barber explains how God’s power, revealed in the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, can impact our lives.

That We Might Know His Power – Part 2 – Ephesians 1:18-20

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Dr. Barber continues his look at the various aspects of God’s power.

Our Majestic Christ – Ephesians 1:20-23

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This week Dr. Barber looks at the Majesty of Christ as it is revealed in his text for this sermon. He also looks at the texts throughout the New Testament that refer to the “right hand” to see what that implies for us about Christ, who is seated at God’s right hand.

Christ the Head of the Church – Ephesians 1:19-23

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What is the Church? What does it mean that Christ is the “head”? How can we know we are members of the “true” church? Dr. Barber answers these and other questions as he continues his series in the book of Ephesians.

The Living Dead – Ephesians 2:1

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How can a person be walking around, breathing, living — but be dead at the same time? Dr. Barber talks about the difference between physical and spiritual death in this installment of his series on Ephesians

The Marvelous Grace of our Loving Lord – Part 2 – Ephesians 2:4-6

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Dr. Barber illustrated God’s grace by explaining the marvelous gift that God gave us “while we were yet sinners”!

The Rock of Ages – Ephesians 2:4-7

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Dr. Barber does a study of the word “ages” to explain first, what an age is, and then how God relates to His people in each age.

Made in Heaven by the Grace of God – Part 1 – Ephesians 2:7-10

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Dr. Barber explains how the label in a fellow-traveler’s coat helped him understand the concept Paul is teaching in this passage, and why being “made in heaven” should impact the way we live out our Christian lives.

Made in Heaven by the Grace of God – Part 2 – Ephesians 2:4-10, Isaiah 6:1-8

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So often we are tripped up in our Christian walk by our own pride, and our need for personal recognition of what we have “done for God.” Dr. Barber illustrates, using the story of King Uzziah, and of Isaiah, why pride can be a dangerous thing.

God So Loved the World – Ephesians 2:11-22

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Dr. Barber does a brief historical overview of the Bible to show how the Gentile nations began, where the nation of Israel began, and how the Gentiles came to be included in the Gospel message.

Christ, the Author of Our Peace – Part 1 – Ephesians 2:11-15

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Where did the Gentile nations come from? What has been one historical source of the friction between the Gentile nations and the Jews? How is Jesus the author of peace between nations? Dr. Barber begins to answer these questions in this first of a two-part article.

Christ, the Author of Our Peace – Part 2 – Ephesians 2:15-19

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How has Jesus secured our peace? Peace with whom? Using the passage from Ephesians as well as a companion passage in Colossians, Dr. Barber describes our “garment of peace.”

I’m So Glad I’m a Part of the Family of God! – Ephesians 2:19

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Dr. Barber continues his study of the book of Ephesians by looking at our new identity when we become believers: children in God’s family!

We are the Temple of God – Part 1 – Ephesians 2:19-22

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Continuing his discussion of our new identity in Christ, Dr. Barber explains what it means to be “the temple of God.”

We are the Temple of God – Part 2 – Ephesians 2:19-2

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What does it mean to be the temple of God? How do we become the “living stones” that are perfectly fitted into the temple? Dr. Barber explains as he concludes his study of Ephesians 2.

God’s Divine Mystery – Part 1 – Ephesians 3:1-3

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What is the “Divine Mystery” that God revealed to Paul? Is it something that we can or should be excited about? Dr. Barber explains.

God’s Divine Mystery – Part 2 – Ephesians 3:1-9

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Having now revealed the “mystery,” Dr. Barber explains what Paul teaches about the difference this truth should have in our lives.

Roots of Discouragement – Ephesians 3:13

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Dr. Barber details five areas that can be considered “roots of discouragement” and shows how to avoid falling victim to these traps.

A Prayer for Fullness – Part 2 – Ephesians 3:16

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Dr. Barber points out the role of the Holy Spirit in strengthening the Christian for whatever life brings. He also reminds believers of the treasures they already possess in Jesus.

A Prayer for Fullness – Part 3 – Ephesians 3:17

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Verse 17 says “so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.” How does Jesus dwell in your heart? What difference should that make to the way you live? Dr. Barber details five areas of your life that will be impacted.

A Prayer for Fullness – Part 5 – Ephesians 3:16-19

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The apostle Paul prays that the Ephesians believers be “filled.” But does it matter what they are “filled” with? Dr. Barber explains why it does matter!

A Prayer for Fullness – Part 6 – Ephesians 3:16-21

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Dr. Barber explains the benefits to the believer who is “filled to the full” with the Spirit of God. How will this impact the way we live? The way we worship? What God can do through us?

Walk in a Manner Worthy – Part 1 – Ephesians 4:1-3

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Now that we have explored the Riches, Reasons and Revelation of our salvation, Dr. Barber turns his attention to the Responsibility we have to “walk worthy.”

Walk in a Manner Worthy – Part 2 – Ephesians 4:1-3

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Humility, gentleness, patience, forebearance. Each of these words it to define how we “walk worthy.” Dr. Barber explains how each of these characteristics should work themselves out in the Christian’s life.

Preserving the Unity of Spirit – Part 1 – Ephesians 4:3-6

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What is the source of unity in the church? How should it be maintained? Are church “programs” an effective way of achieving or maintaining such unity? Dr. Barber explains.

Preserving the Unity of Spirit – Part 2 – Ephesians 4:7-10

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Dr. Barber explores the role of spiritual gifts in the preservation of the unity of the Body of Christ—the Church.

Preserving the Unity of Spirit – Part 3 – Ephesians 4:11-13

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Dr. Barber has already explained that God is the one who produces the unity in the Body of Christ (the church). In this article he explains the gifts that God has given us to enable us to preserve that unity.

Preserving the Unity of Spirit – Part 4 – Ephesians 4:12

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Dr. Barber continues his examination of the role of spiritual gifts in the body of Christ.

Characteristics of Those who are Mature in Christ – Part 1 – Ephesians 4:14

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How can you identify a Christians who is maturing, who has gone beyond the “elementary things”? Dr. Barber explores this question.

Characteristics of Those who are Mature in Christ – Part 2 – Ephesians 4:15

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Dr. Barber explains how doctrinal stability and sensitivity are marks of those who are spiritually mature.

Characteristics of Those who are Mature in Christ – Part 3 – Ephesians 4:16

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What happens when one part of your body is not functioning properly? What about if you have a broken leg, or a weak heart? How does that effect the rest of your body? Dr. Barber explains how this same analogy applies to each member of the Church. What if one member is not doing his part?

A Brand New Way – Part 1 – Ephesians 4:17-19

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The apostle Paul explains to the Ephesians Christians, and therefore to us, that now that they have become members of God’s family, they are no longer to walk in their former ways.

A Brand New Way – Part 2 – Ephesians 4:20-24

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The apostle Paul explains to the Ephesians Christians, and therefore to us, that now that they have become members of God’s family, they are no longer to walk in their former ways.

A Brand New Way – Part 3 – Ephesians 4:22-27

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Dr. Barber notes three characteristics of those who have “donned the new garment” and are walking in the new way of life.

A Brand New Way – Part 4 – Ephesians 4:28-29

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Dr. Barber continues looking at the “new garment” we put on as believers, and the changes in lifestyle that involves if we are to live as “new creations in Christ.”

A Brand New Way – Part 5 – Ephesians 4:31-32

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There’s a difference between a cesspool and a wellspring. Dr. Barber uses this interesting contrast to show the difference between walking in the old way, and walking in the new man, as a new creature in Christ.

Be Imitators of God’s Love – Part 1 – Ephesians 5:1-2

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How do we become imitators of God’s Love? What does it mean to be an imitator? Dr. Barber explores these questions.

A Brand New Way – Part 2 – Ephesians 5:3-4

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Dr. Barber explains that we must put aside sin in our lives, and not tolerate it in other believers, if we are to be imitators of God’s love.

Don’t Be Deceived – Ephesians 5:6-7

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Filthiness, silly talk, coarse jesting. Dr. Barber explains why these types of things must not be part of a Christians vocabulary, and what the consequence are when they are in use.

Dr. Wayne Barber

Dr. Wayne Barber

Wayne has taught the message of “Living Grace” around the world. He is president, founder, and principal speaker of Living Grace Ministries and Senior Pastor of Woodland Park Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He learned to exegete Scripture by studying for 10 years with Spiros Zodhiates, one of the leading Greek scholars.
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Dr. Wayne Barber

Dr. Wayne Barber

Wayne has taught the message of “Living Grace” around the world. He is president, founder, and principal speaker of Living Grace Ministries and Senior Pastor of Woodland Park Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He learned to exegete Scripture by studying for 10 years with Spiros Zodhiates, one of the leading Greek scholars.

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