6-18-17 Our God and Father

Paul makes a rich statement in Phil 4:20 calling God our Father, which was unheard of before Christ.  In fact, God is only referred to as Father 15 times in the entire Old Testament: 66 books, 929 chapters – and only 15 times.  In contrast, Jesus refers to God as Father 165 times in the four Gospels and Paul does it 40 times in the epistles.  Christ has provided us access to the Father, so let’s understand what that means.

After a short (10 minute) word from Seth entitled The Tale of Two We’s, Matt shares his insight into God being our Father.  Take a few minutes and listen to this word that will encourage you and give you fresh insight into the meaning of Psalms 68:5, a father to the fatherless and the work of the Father in your life.

5-14 -17 Honor Your Mother Ephesians 5

As we celebrate our mothers today, we discuss Jesus’ attitude towards relationships and the esteem he gave to mothers.

“Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.”   Ephesians 6:2-3

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5-7-17 Jesus is Maturity Ephesian 4

When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. – 1 Cor 13:11

The essence of the letter to the churches in Ephesus is that we as followers of Christ, need to grow up.   Maturity is being like Christ, not living like the world, but instead walking worthy of our calling.  It is a challenging word, but a good one.  Jesus has called us to live a life of maturity in him.

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4-30-17 The Mystery of Christ Eph 2 &3

The mystery of Christ doesn’t have to remain a mystery to those who follow him.  Hear how Christ desires to reveal himself to us so that we no longer live in the unknown.

Following Matt’s sermon on Ephesians 2 & 3, Mary Mayes shares on healing and then Caleb Marsh shares a testimony of some experiences he has had while cleaning the church building.

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4-16-17 Eph 1 – I am the Resurrection

Jesus declared in John 11 that he is the resurrection, not that he will be.  Often our choice is to agree with Martha and look to Heaven for his power or to agree with Paul in Ephesians chapter one and understand Jesus’ resurrection power is for today.

Jesus asks Martha in her time of need, what about now?

First Service:

Second Service: (includes an emphasis on Jesus moving the stone)

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