This week, we are excited to have Mark Doss from our District Office join us to share God's Word. He is equally excited to come and share with us what genuine faith looks like from James 2:14-17.
After the recent earthquakes in California, the governor of California urged everyone to have their earthquake preparedness kit. What amazed me is that Californians needed to be reminded to have an earthquake preparedness kit. What does a Christian need to be prepared to share the gospel?
We often say that we are to live as people sent by God. We all have a job to do for the glory of God and he sends us out to accomplish that task. How do we do that? Join us this week as we look at "Living As Sent Ones".
This week, we wrap up our time in Ephesians with a reminder that when you are part of God's Kingdom, you are part of battle. Because of this, we need to prepare ourselves to engage in the battle. Hope you can join us this week as we explore "This Means War".
One of my favorite stories about submission reminds us that it’s possible to obey without submitting. Obedience is an outward action, while submission is an inward attitude. God calls us not just to obey, but also to submit. A mother ordered her disobedient son to sit in a corner. After a couple of minutes of sitting, he told his mother, “I’m sitting down on the outside, but I’m standing up on the inside!” He obeyed, but he didn’t submit! I hope to see you this week as we learn how to put "Them Before Me" and learn the value of Godly Submission.
There is an old gag where someone leads another person to a particular place by saying, "Walk this way." Then, the person leading walks in an unusual fashion and the person following mimics their every move. When confronted, they say, "You said to walk this way!" All kidding aside, our passage this week tells us to walk a certain way for the good of our relationship with Christ and with others. I hope to see you this week as we learn how to "Walk This Way".
As the father of two boys, one of my favorite passages in the Bible is Ephesians 4:32. "Be kind to one another ..." is often heard as I am pulling one off of the other. This verse is part of our text for this week and it helps us to understand how we are to live and act differently in light of the Gospel. Hope you'll join us this week as we see how to "Fight the Good Fight".
We believe that as a church, we will accomplish our mission of making disciples and glorifying God by "Following Jesus Together". You've probably read that on something here at the church. But what does it mean to follow Jesus together? We turn the corner in our study of Ephesians and Paul brings our attention to how things are to work in the local church. Want to know how? Listen to this week's sermon
Back in the 1990's, mainstream rap artists Hammer had a hit with "Pray". In the lyrics, he says, "We got to pray just to make it today." But do we? Can we make it through life without prayer? This week we continue our series in Ephesians and see how if we want to be the church that Scripture calls us to, then prayer is an non-negotiable part of our lives.
When you read certain authors,you get to know how they think and how their writings flow. The same can be said for Biblical authors especially within the context of a particular book. This is also true of Paul's letter to the Ephesians. Paul's formula, if you will, is God did "X" to fix what sin broke, now "Y" is also true. This pattern holds up again this week as we see Paul gives us the reason that God created the church out of all nations.