Sermons on Ephesians 5

Be Kind to One Another

Ephesians 4:31 - 5:2

by John Piper

Christian kindness is not merely an external change of manners; it is an internal change of heart.

The Depth of Christ's Love: Its Cost

Ephesians 4:32 - 5:2

by John Piper

The most worthy of living, the least worthy of dying. This is the life Jesus gave for you—that you might live.

Forgive Just as God in Christ Also Has Forgiven You

Palm Sunday

Ephesians 4:32 - 5:2

by John Piper

How do we get what we need to forgive those who sin against us?

The Darkness of Abortion and the Light of Truth

Sanctity of Life Sunday

Ephesians 5:1-16

by John Piper

Five suggestions for how to respond as salt and light to the sin of abortion.

The Enthronement of Desire

Ephesians 5:3-6

by John Piper

Success in morality without the gospel is suicide.

Exposing the Dark Work of Abortion

Sanctity of Life Sunday

Ephesians 5:11

by John Piper

How can Christians serve as the conscience of our culture?

Urgency and Gratitude

Ephesians 5:15-20

by John Piper

How are we supposed to understand and live out the paradoxes of Scripture?

When Is Abortion Racism?

Ephesians 5:16-17

by John Piper

What does it mean that minority abortions are double those of whites?

Singing And Making Melody to the Lord

Ephesians 5:17-20

by John Piper

Be Filled with the Spirit

Ephesians 5:18

by John Piper

The fundamental meaning of being filled with the Spirit is being filled with joy that comes from God and overflows in song.

Adam, Where Are You?

Father's Day

Ephesians 5:21-28

by John Piper

I urge you. Humble yourselves. Grow up. Become a godly man.

Marriage: Pursuing Conformity to Christ in the Covenant

Ephesians 5:21-33

by John Piper

Grace is not just forgiving and forbearing but also changing to become more like Jesus.

Lionhearted and Lamblike: The Christian Husband as Head, Part 2

What Does It Mean to Lead

Ephesians 5:21-33

by John Piper

Husbands should take the primary role in providing for and protecting their families.

Lionhearted and Lamblike: The Christian Husband as Head, Part 1

Ephesians 5:21-33

by John Piper

What is the husband's role as head? What is the foundation of this headship?

Husbands Who Love Like Christ and the Wives Who Submit to Them

Ephesians 5:21-33 and 1 Peter 3:1-7

by John Piper

Sin didn't create headship and submission; it ruined them, distorted them, and made them ugly and destructive.

Marriage: a Matrix of Christian Hedonism

Ephesians 5:21-33

by John Piper

Marriage is a mystery—it contains and conceals a meaning far greater than what we see on the outside.

Jesus Is Precious as the Foundation of the Family

Ephesians 5:21 - 6:9

by John Piper

Trusting Christ as Savior, surrendering to him as Lord, and orienting all of your family relations on him, transforms the home into a little heaven on earth.

Beautifying the Body of Christ

Ephesians 5:22-32

by John Piper

Christ did not simply die for an unworthy woman or for a reluctant woman, but for a woman who found him repulsive.