The Growth of the Saints at Ephesus

Metaphors of Growth

Sermon outline: This is an abbreviated outline with the complete sermon downloadable at the bottom of the post.

Text: Ephesians 2:19–22

Title: The Growth of the Saints at Ephesus

Introduction: In our text Paul uses terms that are familiar to builders and carpenters. They are designed to teach us great truths about what it means to be a Christian. How did Paul use these metaphors in the lives of the Ephesian saints?

I. A Look at Their Condition—vs. 19

A. The old condition

B. The new condition

II. A Look at Their Foundation—vs. 20

A. Foundation of the apostles and prophets

B. Christ as the Chief Cornerstone

III. A Look at Their Structure—vs. 21–22

A. The local church

B. The Christian is the temple of God

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