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Letters from Prison - Ephesians
Our series is called "Letters from Prison" - which is a study of Paul's prison epistles or letters. We've covered Philippians and Philemon. Now, we look at Ephesians! Even though Paul is chained up in prison (Ephesians 6:20), he feels incredibly blessed—and he wants his Christian readers, then and now, to realize how incredibly privileged we are as well. This letter to the Ephesians is really nothing more than a description of the riches that we have in Jesus Christ. The Apostle Paul emphasized these riches a great deal: Ephesians 1:7 talks about the riches of His grace, at the end of the verse. Chapter 3:8 talks about the unsearchable riches of Christ. Chapter 3:16—the riches of His glory. So you have the riches of His grace, the riches of His glory and the riches of His Son. In other words, God is unloading all of His riches in the book of Ephesians. The vault is open! The word grace is used 12 times in this book. There are enough resources in heaven to… cover all past debts, present liabilities and future needs and still not diminish your account. That’s God’s plan. This letter is about that... and it's about us...Welcome to "Ephesians". And welcome to Stones Hill Community Church and Online Notes!
Locations & Times
  • Stone's Hill Community Church - Ligonier Main Campus
    151 W Stones Hill Rd, Ligonier, IN 46767, USA
    Saturday 2:02 PM
We welcome you to Stone's Hill today!

A typical Stone's Hill service has music (feel free to sing out); some announcements (things that are upcoming that you can be a part of); a message out of the Bible (God speaks to us through his Word); and an opportunity for you to respond to the message (either immediately in the case of a decision that needs to be made OR in the future as you live out the message in your life.)

So relax and enjoy your morning! We're so glad you are here!
Letters from Prison - Ephesians 6:1-4
Paul reflects a basic understanding for how fathers, mothers and families work in our passage today.

Moms & Sons
There are three N’s for wives and moms. The “training and instruction of the Lord” through a mom is:

Nourish. Nurture. Nest. (with Sons as a focus in the sermon)

Dads & Daughters
There are three P’s for husbands and dads. The “training and instruction of the Lord” through a dad is: Protect. Provide. Push.

Protect. Provide. Push. (with Daughters as a focus in the sermon)

Mistakes Parents Often Make
Some common mistakes that parents make. (with help from Rick Johnson).

Mistake 1. Emphasizing weaknesses, not strengths.

Mistake 2. Avoiding physical affection.

Mistake 3. Giving too little time.

Mistake 4. Pushing for performance.

Mistake 5. Forgetting to have fun.

Mistake 6. Fearing failure.

Mistake 7. Abusing your power.

Mistake 8. Neglecting your own need for friends and recreation.

Mistake 9. Being inconsistent.

Mistake 10. Being complacent or passive.

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Jesus Your Name (Official Live Video) - Matt Redman

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