Sermons by Neville Walker

Sermons by Neville Walker

Prepared for works of service

Ephesians 4 1As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 

Live a life worthy (2)

Continued from last week – living a life that is worthy of the Lord in light of the calling you have received. Each part does its work, all are called to work. No one is redundant.

Live a life worthy (1)

Live a life worthy of the calling you have received. What does this look like? Considering others better than yourself. Putting others needs above your own. Putting their interests above your own. Laying down your rights. Are you willing to be teachable?

God’s love

God’s love empowers us and enables us to live our lives in a far better way. Understanding and experiencing God’s love is key to living for Him.

Pressing forward

The Kingdom is advancing. God is bringing things to its ultimate conclusion. God’s heart is reaching out to others and this is what He wants His people to be doing. We need to have a mindset change and think what should we do now, what do we need to do to move forward? What steps should I take now?

The Purpose of the Church

What happens when we do sit down and have a meal with Jesus – taking some time set aside to pray, speak to Jesus and to engage with the Bible?

Endurance

This is a time to endure. Endurance and perseverance – difference. Paul talks about running a long race.  

God With Us

Jesus was named Emmanuel which means God with us. God, who made the whole universe, came to earth and was born in a stable. Because He wants to have a relationship with us and be reconciled to us as it was in the beginning with Adam and Eve.

Resurrected with eternal purpose

God is Loving and rich in mercy. So He saved us by grace because we could not save ourselves. We were dead in sins but God raised us up with an eternal, spiritual purpose – to show how gracious God is. He made us, recreated us and has good works all lined up for us to do.

Revelation of resurrection power

Jesus was dead – buried – raised to life – ascended to heaven and sat down at the right hand of the Father. How does this relate to the Christian – when Paul is praying that our eyes might be opened to know this power?

Change of Heart by God

Ephesians 1 prayer – dropping from head to heart – knowledge of God, hope, glorious inheritance in the saints and His great power for us who believe. Praying, believing, lay the groundwork, and be surprised.