Sermons on Ephesians
Understanding who we are in Christ sets us up to be stuards of Gods grace. Don’t be discouraged, be strengthened from the inside. Paul prays that we may know the uncomprehendable love of Christ and be filled.
Again, your identity: remember you were formally excluded, now you are included. Jesus breaks down the wall of enmity and calls us to be unified in the church. Build on His foundation, build the temple with living stones.
We were dead in sin, but made alive in Christ. Raised up to be seated with Christ in the heavenly places. A masterpiece! Do you see yourself as Gods masterpiece?
Knowledge makes all the difference, Experiential knowledge of God brings us hope in a promised inheritance through the power of the God who resurrect!
Who do you think you are? Our identity is a very important part of our humanity. Know who you are. You are a adopted by Christ. This should impact everything.
Command: The Bible teaches us to sing Creation: We are made to sing Tradition: We have always been a singing people Ephesians 5:17-20 Matthew 26:27-30
Prayer is a discipline. It takes practice, it takes all sorts of forms and it is way more powerful than you think.
Church is the body of Christ, His bride and our spiritual family. It is not the building. The church is not a kiosk for spiritual goods. Church is a unique way of being with Christ. Come be a part of it.
Does your life represent works of the flesh or fruits of the Spirit. What we produce shows what we are. We should be growing healthy fruit, Paul tells us to Walk by the Spirit and grow fruit of the Spirit. Jesus changes everything.
Can you imagine holding God’s hand to cross the street? Crying on his shoulder, trusting him to comfort you? Like the dad you have, or wish your had. Or maybe the dad you hope to be? God is not concerned with being politically correct. He loves all his children equally, male, female, first born or last, we all inherit. Not because we behave perfectly. That’s an unreasonable expectation that Jesus fulfilled for us and saved us from. We only need…
The cultural view of marriage is a magical feeling, but we need to understand it is a covenant. A strong marriage is united with God and with effort produces fruit abundant.
This is the story of the Bible, the biggest story ever told. God created an unbroken world and it is no longer the way it should be because of sin. Jesus has redeemed us at a great cost purchasing you from slavery. How grateful are you? How does this effect your life?