In Ephesians 4:17-32, Paul rattles of a list of sins and lifestyle choices that conform to the kingdom of Jesus! How are we to think about being a community full of people on a journey toward the kingdom and how might this messy life challenge our perceptions of reality?
In part two of our look at Ephesians 4:11-16, pastor Luke continued our series, The Panoramic Life: Ephesians for Everyone. We spent time considering the two primary concerns for the church, the outward proclamation of the gospel and the inward enrichment of the church community. What would reimagining the structures and functional leadership roles of the church look like in today's context?
Have you ever wondered what the primary responsibility of church leaders is? According to the Apostle Paul in Ephesians 4:11-16, the focus should be on equipping! In this sermon, pastor Luke shares some thoughts about why this is an important focus of leadership and how it fits into our larger vision as a church that is called to be a resource center, central hub and church planting community!
In Ephesians 4:1-10, Paul provides a great target for churches to aspire toward, grounded in "oneness" and "unity." In this sermon, pastor Luke shares several of the ways that churches can both become and be this type of church!
In this sermon, pastor Wes preached from Ephesians 3:1-13 in our sermon series, The Panoramic Life. Exploring the mystery of the gospel, we were encouraged to continue being the community that Jesus has called us to be!
In Ephesians 2:1-10, the Apostle Paul lays out what is arguably one of the most well known passages from the Bible, providing details into the beauty of grace, mercy, and love! In this sermon, pastor Luke preached about why this is such a powerful framework to empower us to enter into the story of the Kingdom and display God's love to the world!
In this sermon, pastor Luke preached from Ephesians 1:15-23 and addressed a number of the items that the Apostle Paul prayed for, including spiritual wisdom, hope, the knowledge of God and his power, and the amazing role the Church plays! This is the second sermon in our series, The Panoramic Life.
Pastor Luke preached the first sermon in our series, The Panoramic Life: Ephesians for Everyone, working through Ephesians 1:1-14. We started by understanding a bit about the ancient city of Ephesus, the audience, and some of the background before talking about four of the themes Paul addresses in this brilliant and beautiful passage of Scripture!