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Ephesians16- Battling The Forces of Evil

Ephesians16- Battling The Forces of Evil

June 1, 2020

Paul wraps up his discussion with a discourse on the inevitable conflict that Jesus' followers will encounter. Unfortunately, this passage has so much cultural encrustation around it, it can be hard to see what he's really saying. But once you do, the way you look at the world will never be the same.

Ephesians15- Bondservants of Christ

Ephesians15- Bondservants of Christ

May 26, 2020

There are few things like our relationship to our work that’ll bring out the spiritual struggles inside all of us. Some of us love our jobs, while others of us hate them. Regardless, Paul instructions were powerfully countercultural and can help us even today.

Ephesians14- It’s A Family Affair

Ephesians14- It’s A Family Affair

May 18, 2020

There is not the slightest notion in Paul that the Gospel truths he’s been unpacking can stay safely in a “non-public” place. Rather, it shows up in the most fundamental relationships of human life: children and parents.

Ephesians13- Marriage and Mystery

Ephesians13- Marriage and Mystery

May 11, 2020

The Church, Paul has said, is the most conspicuous place where God is going to show his intentions for the universe. Marriage is the other place where he will do that. Turns out, men and women have different roles to play in this cosmic drama.

Ephesians12- Marriage and Mission

Ephesians12- Marriage and Mission

May 4, 2020

Paul takes the next step in his unpacking of what it means to "imitate God" when he turns to the topic of human marriages. Marriages are hard because we are trying to use them for purposes for which they were never intended. Only when we see God's larger mission can we get a sense of how our marriages can be a blessing.

Ephesians11- Imitating God

Ephesians11- Imitating God

April 27, 2020

The models we pattern our lives after are powerful shapers of the human personality and action. So Paul exhorts them to “imitate God.” But HOW he unpacks this and the direction his teaching takes us is going to surprise you.

Easter 2020- Resurrection and Fear- John 20

Easter 2020- Resurrection and Fear- John 20

April 13, 2020

There is so much to fear in the midst of this pandemic. But the disciples found themselves in a similar quarantine in the days after Jesus' crucifixion that is remarkably similar to our own. But when Jesus appears, it changes everything. How the resurrection addresses our fears in our topic.

Ephesians10- Living With A New Self

Ephesians10- Living With A New Self

April 6, 2020

Paul expects that the new life that has been won for Jesus’ people will penetrate into the deepest levels of motivation. Namely, to be given a “new self.” How that works and what that looks like is our topic today.

Ephesians09- E Pluribus Unum

Ephesians09- E Pluribus Unum

March 30, 2020
It might strike you as odd that immediately after this extraordinary exposition of the Christian Gospel, Paul turns to the topic of our UNITY as God's people. Why he does this and how we can achieve it is our topic in this sermon.
Ephesians08- Bowing The Knee

Ephesians08- Bowing The Knee

March 30, 2020
Paul reaches the end of his exposition of the Gospel and pauses to pray for the Ephesians. In so doing, he speaks into his understanding of the ideal man, a person who has been strengthened by love and made full. Nothing comes close to this.