Sermons on Ephesians
Your Christ-life should be lived with a sense of urgency and intentionality, from your overall life purpose down to the smallest detail as you make the most of every opportunity.
God has given all of us special gifts for the work of the ministry and the building up of the body — to be His mission-driven church, partnering with Him in His Kingdom Plan.
At the center of Gods big plan is his great love for the world, most fully expressed in Jesus, extended to all people, filling the church to fill the earth.
God is shaping our lives into a masterpiece for the good works He has planned for us in His cosmic reorienting of all things.
“It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for.”
Standing in the Kingdom, we make responsible decisions in love about our natural feelings of anger, and a resolution manifesting the divine presence becomes possible.
A life rooted in our identity as God’s dearly loved children and characterized by Christ’s love distinguishes us from the world.
Like soldiers in basic training, we’re being equipped, we’re maturing in our Christlikeness, we’re growing in unity for the sake of the mission—to enact and proclaim the Kingdom Gospel. Download The Map, a study guide companion to each week’s sermon, designed to help you consistently reflect on Scripture as you pursue maturity in Christ.
The power to forbear and forgive others comes from abiding in the forgiving and affirming love of Christ.
Freed from guilt and shame, as His masterpiece we find our worth, our confidence, and our belonging in Christ.
As we lay our whole lives before him as an offering, truly living a life of God-worship, he transforms what we value, causing us to reflect his goodness and character.
When each member of the family embraces the Christ-like character qualities of submission, honor, and serving, conflict is minimized and peace abounds.