Sunday evening reflections on Ephesians 4 and 5.
A healthy body requires all parts to work together. Paul's letter suggests several criteria to help Christians discern whether we are doing our part.
Evening sermon on Ephesians 4:1-6.
As Christians, our "calling" is to live and work together as the one, "body" of Jesus Christ. There is a manner of living that honors this calling that we should be sure to practice.
Evening sermon from Paul's prison letters.
On the fruitfulness of genuine faith. Christ-like love manifests faith that rests upon a Spirit-led hope.
Sermon from Paul's prison letters, Colossians and Ephesians.
Sermon preached on Sunday evening, centered on Philippians 2:12-13.
There is no more challenging family name to live up to than that of the family of God. On the one hand, by God's grace we are adopted as God's children in Jesus Christ. On the other hand, being granted God's name calls us to live godly lives. This is precisely the thing that our helplessness against sin teaches us we cannot do.
However, there is another there is something else God does when he gives us his name. He also gives us his own Spirit, his own way of thinking and desiring. While this is something we must grow into over time and through experience, God himself helps us to do so. Our Father walks with us, helping us to live up to his holy name.
#9 in the series on Paul's Letters from a Roman Prison. Preached Sunday evening.
Praying together in the Spirit of God is the key for the Church wearing the "full armor of God" together to stand against the "schemes of the devil."
Sunday evening sermon on perseverance according to Paul's Prison Letters.
Sunday morning sermon on James 1:1
James writes to the church as "the Diaspora"--God's people scattered among the non-Christian nations. As an allusion to God's promises to exiled Israel through his prophets, this identity as God's "scattered" people points to God's promise of regathering His people one day in the perfected Kingdom of God.