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Through the Church

10/15/17 Through the Church - Ephesians 3:1-13

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What does your faith in Jesus Christ really cost you? Apart from a few hours on Sundays or a few hours volunteering during the week, what has been the cost for the Lordship of Jesus Christ in your day-to-day operations? In our text this week Paul continues to orient his readers as to great worth as well as challenge to being called a disciple. Later in Ephesians chapter four to six Paul will give some very clear instruction as to how his theology practically works out but for now,  Jesus calls us to be prisoners, servants and sufferers for the unity found in the gospel.

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The Dwelling of God

10/8/17 The Dwelling of God - Ephesians 2:11-22

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What do you think of when you hear the phrase; ‘dwelling place of God’?  Angels? Clouds? Glorious Splendor and Brilliant light? Many of us consider the dwelling place of God to be heaven. In Old Testament times, the dwelling place of God was considered to be the Tabernacle and later the Temple. But God’s permanent residence is in another dimension.

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The Gift of Grace

10/1/17 The Gift of Grace - Ephesians 2:1-10

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John Newton was a scoundrel. He was a well-known slave trader whose life was so marked by sin that he shocked even fellow slave traders. During a raging storm in 1748 he clung to the helm of his ship, took stock of his life, and surrendered his life to Christ. Eventually he repented of his despicable profession and devoted himself to become a minister, never forgetting the amazing grace he had received. While many do not recognize his name, they know his famous song, “Amazing Grace.” The message is true, “Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me.” God’s grace changes men like John Newton, and it continues to change lives today.

 

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The Ask

9/24/17 The Ask - Ephesians 1:15-23

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We are all familiar with the infamous Sherlock Holmes. A private detective in Britain folklore, he had the ability and perception to solve mysterious crimes like no one else. His powers of observation and interpretation of evidence led him to apprehend the perpetrator with uncanny ease.

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In Him

9/17/17 In Him - Ephesians 1:1-14

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“…if the Epistle to the Romans is the purest expression of the gospel, the Epistle to the Ephesians is the sublimest and the most majestic expression of it.” Dr. Martin Lloyd Jones.

 

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A Day of Surprises - A Life of Belief

9/10/17 A Day of Surprises - A Life of Belief - Mark 16

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What surprises you in life? A thunderclap – A bolt of lightning?  A home run in the bottom of the ninth inning? I remember the day I held my first born in my arms way back in 1983. I was overwhelmed with joy and awe!

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