February 15, 2015

Ephesians 4:7-10 – A Trip to Free Captives If we believe this passage is the Word of God, then what should be different about our lives? 1) First of all, you are free to believe as you wish about the wording of the Apostles’ Creed. When I am in a setting where it is recited,…

February 1, 2015

Ephesians 4:1-3 – Unity “I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.” – Eph. 4:1b “We have the greatest calling imaginable. We are called to be the church, making Christ known to the world. In deep sincere love for another, let’s walk worthy of that calling”. – Ned Pauley

January 18, 2015

Ephesians 3:7-13 – The Church: God’s Spokesman If we believe this passage is the Word of God, then what should be different about our lives? 1) We will not take for granted the good news of inclusion of non-Jews in God’s plan. This ought always to overwhelm us with awe of God and joy at…

January 4, 2015

Ephesians 3:1-6 – The Mystery Revealed If we believe this passage is the Word of God, then what should be different about our lives? 1) We will see ourselves as recipients of the promise of Yahweh, One true God, God of the Jewish faith. We worship their God, we worship and follow their Messiah. 2)…

December 28, 2014

Ephesians 2:19-22 – The New Temple If we believe this passage is the Word of God, then what should be different about our lives? 1) We will see ourselves and each other as acceptable to God. 2) We will see ourselves and each other as part of a much bigger whole. We are not just…

December 21, 2014

John 1:1-18 – He came in the flesh: Jesus’ birth according to John Main Point: When Jesus was born, it truly was God becoming flesh and coming to live among his people. vs. 1-9: Jesus came to bring life and light to those He had created. He created them, just as He created everything else….

December 14, 2014

Matthew 1-2 – He came from the Jews: Jesus’ birth according to Matthew If we believe this passage is the Word of God, then what should be different about our lives? 1) We will embrace Jesus’ Jewish roots. We will embrace His history. We will embrace the Old Testament as tightly as we do the…