January 12, 2020

Lay Down Your Weapons

Speaker: Brandon Phillips Series: Ephesians - The Church - A Mystery Revealed Category: The Power of God, The Church, The Gospel Scripture: Ephesians 2:16–18

Sermon Outline

Paul wanted the Ephesians to recognize three massive results of Christ’s work on the cross. On the cross, Jesus:

  1. Produced Reconciliation for Us (2:16)
  2. Presented Peace to Us (2:17)
  3. Provided Access for Us (2:18)


"Had it not been for this [Christ’s] dying, grace and guilt could not have looked each other in the face; God and the sinner could not have come nigh; righteousness would have forbidden reconciliation; and righteousness, we know, is as divine and real a thing as love." ~ Horatius Bonar

"The very God whom we have offended has Himself provided the way whereby the offense has been dealt with. His anger, His wrath against sin and the sinner has been satisfied, appeased and He, therefore, can now thus reconcile man unto Himself." ~ Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Sunday Service Songs (hymns found in Sing The Wonders hymnal):

  • Rejoice The Lord Is King (30)
  • How Firm A foundation (64)
  • The Power Of The Cross (151)
  • My Worth Is Not In What I Own (226)
  • I Will Glory In My Redeemer (213)