Sermons

Wear Love – Ephesians 5:1-7

Wear Love – Ephesians 5:1-7. God wants us to slip into a new spiritual wardrobe, a “new person” tailored to the measurements of His own character and actions. One of the garments that characterize our “new person” is love. Love often involves surrendering some aspect of our lives in order to give our time, attention,…

Wear Empathy – Ephesians 4:25-32

Wear Empathy – Ephesians 4:25-32. God wants us to slip into a new spiritual wardrobe, a “new person” tailored to the measurements of His own character and actions. Then, we will model four “outfits” on the runway of life. The first is empathy. Empathy comes through in our speech as we present a genuine picture…

Mental Makeover – Ephesians 4:17-24

Mental Makeover – Ephesians 4:17-24. Are you searching for satisfaction? Is your life characterized by a disinterest in truth or calloused feelings toward faith? Has discouragement desensitized you to grief and pain? Jesus wants to walk beside you and help you out of a place of emptiness. Join us for the next message in our…

Gifted To Give

In Ephesians 4:11-16, we discover that Jesus gifts every believer with one or more outstanding spiritual features. As we serve alongside others who excel in our areas of weakness, we are better equipped for opportunities God sends our way. Also, we are better educated in the knowledge and example of Jesus. Additionally, we are most…

Bands Of Brothers (& Sisters)

Bands Of Brothers (& Sisters). In Ephesians 4:1-10, we discover three “bands” that link us together and enable us to walk “in step” as a church family. Unifying attitudes emphasize humility and prevent and resolve conflict. Unifying affirmations remind us of the truths that define our relationship with God and give us room to differ…

Big Picture Prayer

Big Picture Prayer. In Ephesians 3:14-21, Paul prays an uncommon prayer. He asks God to strengthen the Ephesians’ hearts so that they will be capable of imagining God’s love and expressing that love to each other. Paul understands that God’s love will join people of different cultures, colors, nationalities, and languages into a single church…

Role Review – Ephesians 3:1-13

Role Review. In Ephesians 3:1-13, Paul shares that God has called him to become a prisoner, a manager, and an ambassador in order to take the message of Jesus beyond the nation of Israel to every ethnic group in the world. He overcomes the bias and prejudice he has embraced as a Jewish Pharisee and…

We Are Alive – Ephesians 2:1-10

We Are Alive! Ephesians 2:1-10 reveals that we are all caught in a rut. We are spiritually dead and constantly falling short of God’s standards. But, God can restore us. He gives us a way to experience an eternal relationship with Himself and each other through faith in Jesus. When we trust in Jesus and…

Easter Extravagance

Easter extravagance may not be such a bad thing after all! In John 12:1-8, Mary pours a vial of fragrant oil worth 300 day’s wages on Jesus’ head and feet. Her excessive act of worship communicates the priceless value of Jesus and the extent to which she is willing to go to bring Him honor….

The Weight Of The World

The weight of the world presses down on Jesus’ soul at Gethsemane. Matthew 26:36-46 comforts us with the reality that God in the flesh has experienced both overwhelming sorrow and deep depression. Jesus’ example encourages us to invite our closest friends into our struggles so that they can better provide support. Finally, Jesus’ own prayers…