In this conclusion to our Ephesians series, Pastor Andrew gives an overview of the letter and encourages everyone to pick one takeaway from the series.
The church is a foothold in the dominion of Satan that Christ won by the death blow he struck against the forces of evil on the cross. While we wait for Christ's final victory, we are given weapons to hold his territory against the assaults of the wicked one.
In a day that Christians use Scripture to justify white supremacy, how should we handle texts, like Ephesians 6, that seem to justify slavery?
From Ephesians 5:3-20, Pastor Andrew talks through four ways to discern the difference between light and darkness.
This Sunday, Pastor Andrew preaches on Ephesians 4:25-5:2. Because we have been adopted and are being changed by Jesus Christ, we ought to love each other in the way that Christ has loved us.
This week, Pastor SJ preaches from Ephesians 4:17-24. Because we are being made new, we should take off sin - like taking off dirty clothes - and put on righteousness.
This Sunday, we learn that Jesus, from his position as head of the church, has gifted each one of his people with what is necessary to build up his body into the maturity of knowledge and love.
Because the church is united in Christ, Paul assumes we are living in close fellowship, and urges us to maintain our unity when sin threatens to break us apart.
What kind of love surpasses knowledge? We can grasp a love where someone gives up their life for a friend, but what about an enemy?
In this sermon, we examine the good news of the mystery that has now been made known to the world as well as Paul's ministry in proclaiming that gospel, even to persecution and death.
The Gentiles were once separated from God's covenant with Israel including the promises and access to God those covenants contained. But, Christ has made peace with God and united Jews and Gentiles together into one people of God.
This Sunday, we learn from Ephesians 2 that we have been brought from death to life in Christ - not because of anything that we have done - but purely by the grace of Christ.
This Sunday, we studied Paul’s prayer for the Ephesians in the second half of Ephesians 1. We focused on Paul’s desire that his readers would know the great power of God, which was at work in the resurrection and enthronement of Christ, and is now at work in the church.
This Sunday, Pastor Andrew exposited Ephesians 1:3-14, a doxology to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit for God’s redemptive plan encompassing all of human history.
In this introduction to our upcoming sermon series on Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, Pastor Andrew teaches about the city of Ephesus as well as the Apostle Paul and his interactions with the city. He concludes with looking briefly at what it means to be “In Christ,” a phrase which appears 34 times in this letter.