Throughout our summer sermon series on the book of Ephesians, we’ll be working our way verse by verse through this incredible letter that the Apostle Paul wrote to the churches in Ephesus.
Ephesians // The Armor of God
Pastor Rob Rogers | July 30, 2023
In Ephesians 6:13-20, Paul tells Christians to put on the whole armor of God. Putting on the Belt of Truth, the Breastplate of Righteousness, the Sandals of Peace, the Shield of Faith, the Helmet of Salvation, and the Sword of the Spirit are vital to fighting the spiritual battle around us.
Ephesians // The Spiritual War
Pastor Rob Rogers | July 23, 2023
In Ephesians 6:12, Paul tells us we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but that there are evil spiritual forces at work against us that we need to be prepared to withstand. We are not called to live a safe Christian life. God has created us to live a dangerous, risky, and courageous life! While the devil wants to keep us comfortable, entertained, and distracted, God wants to fill us with a vision that will compel us to get radically uncomfortable so that the world would know the goodness and glory of God.
Ephesians // Work & Family
Pastor Rob Rogers | July 16, 2023
This morning we were reminded from Ephesians 6:1-9 that as followers of Christ, we can make a kingdom impact by serving with a sincere heart in both work and family life. All (moral) work is a calling from God, which should affect how we view and approach our daily lives. No matter what your vocation is, do it with all your heart as serving the Lord.
Ephesians // It Takes Two To Be One
Dave Buehring | July 9, 2023
This morning Pastor Dave Buehring brought wisdom and clarity to what Paul is saying in Ephesians 5 about how godly marriages should function. Both man and woman are to live first unto and for the Lord – the real “head” of the marriage is always Jesus – and to live in mutual submission to one another, seeking to come alongside each other in fulfilling the calling and purposes of God in their lives.
Ephesians // Children of Light
Pastor Jimmy Harris | July 2, 2023
This morning Pastor Jimmy dug into the first half of Ephesians 5 where Paul explains how to be imitators of God and says, “At one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.” As God’s beloved children, we are all called to walk in love, in purity, and in wisdom.
Ephesians // The New Life
Pastor Rob Rogers | June 25, 2023
In the second half of Ephesians 4, Paul says to put off your old self and put on the new self, and what he’s telling us is how we are to live now that we’ve been rescued and redeemed by Christ. Becoming a follower of Jesus is not about behavior modification, it’s about identity transformation. You don’t have to get your life cleaned up before you come to Christ. However, when we become followers of Jesus, even though we are a new creation, we must be intentional about putting off the old life and putting on the new by the power of the Holy Spirit living inside us.
Ephesians // Unity of the Spirit
Pastor Rob Rogers | June 18, 2023
In chapter 4 of Paul’s letter to the Ephesian church, Paul is telling us that biblical unity is the byproduct of inner character. It is the result of the people of God cooperating with the spirit of God, as He sanctifies us, matures us, a grows us in godly character. When there is unity in the body of Christ, when we’re growing in God’s character, and operating in the gifts that He has given us for the benefit of those around us, we grow to maturity in Christ as a result.
Ephesians // Embracing the Power
Pastor Don Finto | June 11, 2023
This morning we had the privilege of Pastor Don Finto preaching on embracing the power of the Holy Spirit, embracing the power of love, and embracing the power of Godly imagination, through sharing stories from his own personal walk with the Lord.
Ephesians // Dealing with Discouragement
Pastor Rob Rogers | June 4, 2023
In the first half of Ephesians 3, Paul is telling us that whatever hardships we face as a result of obedience to Christ, we face as a prisoner of Christ, not as a victim of circumstance. See, Paul was so thrilled about the gospel that not even a prison cell could keep him from moving the mission forward. He understood God’s perspective and purpose in his imprisonment. If we grasp the enormity of the grace we’ve been given through what Jesus did for us, it allows us to surrender our will for God’s will, and like Paul, our circumstances may throw us, but they will never crush us.
Ephesians // At Home in the Household of God
Pastor Dylan Dawkins | May 28, 2023
This morning was such a sweet Student Takeover Sunday with students on our worship, serving all throughout the service, and a message from our Student Pastor, Dylan, from the second half of Ephesians 2.
Praise God that because of the amazing grace that He has extended toward us, we’ve been found, and in Christ, we never have to be far from home again, because we have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
Ephesians // Alive with Christ
Pastor Rob Rogers | May 21, 2023
Sin isn’t just the bad things that we do or our selfish motives for the good things that we do – sin is actually the condition of our hearts. It’s who we are apart from God’s miraculous work in our lives. We were spiritually dead…BUT GOD.
“But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved” Ephesians 2:4-5
When we were all dead in our trespasses, we were utterly hopeless…and yet God made us alive, not because of our own doing, but because of His great mercy and love for us.
Ephesians // Prayer for the Saints
Pastor Rob Rogers | May 14, 2023
Paul never once prays for believers to have easier circumstances, but that they would know God more deeply as a result of their circumstances. Becoming an apprentice of Jesus doesn’t rescue you from hardship, instead, God gives you the ability to persevere through hardships that would have previously crushed you apart from Him. See, it’s knowing God, who you are in Christ, how valuable you are to Him, and the future hope that you have been called to as a child of God that gives you the power to endure and persevere in times of hardship and suffering.
Ephesians // Every Spiritual Blessing
Pastor Rob Rogers | May 7, 2023
This morning Pastor Rob kicked off our summer sermon series on the book of Ephesians with what it means to be in Christ!
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, – Ephesians 1:3
What Paul was telling the church of Ephesus and the message for us today is know who you are – remember that God chose you, appointed you, empowered you, called you, and in Christ, you have been blessed with every. spiritual. blessing.