The book of Ephesians, while it should be taken as a unit, has two main parts. The first, in Chapters 1-3, teaches about the church, the beautiful bride of Christ. The second part, chapters 4-6 teaches us about our walk, our lives, as Christians, in a very practical way. While there is a lot of detail worth noting in these chapters, we will save that for later lessons and take a more general overviewing look of these chapters in this lesson.
“Pray without ceasing.” That is what Paul had written in 1 Thessalonians 5:17. Not only did he write it, he lived it, and we see that come out throughout his letters. There are many times that Paul records specific things for which he is praying. In Eph. 3:14-21, we notice three specific things that Paul prayed for. Join us as we study God’s Word Together.
10/22/17 a.m. sermon
It’s not much, but it’s what I have. That was the attitude of a poor widow in Jerusalem about 2000 years ago when she gave a tiny amount of money to the temple treasury. We learn from her a lot about the attitude of giving. As we study this story together, let’s notice a few things about giving that we can understand from the Scriptures.
10/8/17 p.m. sermon
Scripture is special. It is a wonderful blessing from God to be able to read His Word to us in our own language. Using some thoughts gleaned from the late Bro. Wendell Winkler’s work on the Prison Epistles, let us examine a few thoughts about Scripture together.
10/8/17 a.m. sermon
In response to a recent tragedy, a number of people starting proclaiming that “thoughts and prayers” were not enough. Sometimes, it is true that even though we ought to pray in all situations, there is additional action that we can take to help those in need. Other times, the only option we have is to pray. In this lesson, we look at examples of both together.
9/24/17 p.m. sermon
Living in a world that is so divided, it is a vital time for the church to remember the unity that we have in Christ. Ephesians Chapter 2 shows us that, although we were once aliens and strangers, we have been united in Christ, and live together as the church of Christ, his kingdom, and the temple of the Living God.
9/24/17 a.m. sermon
It’s clear that many in our world have an issue with authority. The Bible teaches that if one has a problem with authority, he has a problem with God, because God has instituted authority in all areas of our lives (in church, in society, and in the home). One who claims to be a Christian must be subject to authority, or his religion is not from the Bible, it is self-made religion.