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