Sermons on Ephesians

Sermons on Ephesians

Not Done Yet Part 2: The Case For Church

Last Week: Why dedicated people “get done”. -Identity Crisis -Messy Church -Falling Away… In all the “machinery” of church, we must never lose WHY we are here. Maybe you are being called to be the very thing you are searching for. The case for church. 1. The Church isn’t something you go to, it’s something you are. 2Co 6:16 For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will live with them and walk among…

Not Done Yet Part 1: Why People Leave

l Love the Church… but I don’t like church? I want to see a revolution in how we gather, and what happens when we gather. …even dedicated, involved people can get “done with church”. Why do we “get done” with church? 1. Your identity becomes tied to what you do, not who you are. You’re a child of God, redeemed by a Savior who came for YOU. Gal 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live,…

Easter Sunday: Christ is Risen and He is Our Savior for Life!

Easter Sunday: Savior for Life Palm Sunday: Jesus is Here – the Savior has Come. ZEC 9:9 “Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.” When did Jesus first show up in your life? Good Friday: Jesus is Our Savior from Death. (ISA 53:6, ROM 5:8-9, EPH 1:7-8, HEB 10:19-22, 10.) 2 COR 5:21…

The Lies of Busyness Part 3: “There Aren’t Enough Hours In The Day!”

“There Aren’t Enough Hours in The Day!” Has time turned into a tyrant for you?   Why Do We Get Into Trouble with Time? –We get in trouble because of our egos. We overload our schedules to soothe our ego.   -We get in trouble because we waste time avoiding important things. Sometimes we waste good time on bad pursuits.   -We get in trouble because we are greedy. Beware of a constant lust for “more”.   -We get in…

Advent 4: Love Arrives

Advent 4: Love Arrives Hope Is an anchor for our soul, and that anchor is Jesus. God will keep his promises because he kept his promise when Jesus arrived.   Peace is offered to us at a great sacrifice, Jesus became our Emmanuel, God with us. The very presence of God is peace for us.   Joy arrives when Jesus arrives because He is our whole life. In Him we live and move and have our being. Joy is a…

The Minor Prophets: Nahum; God Is In Control

Nahum: God Is In Control! Get To Know Nahum Nahum means “The Lord Comforts.: He “comforts” Judah by declaring the absolute destruction of Assyria.  Setting The Stage: Nahum 100 years earlier Jonah went to Nineveh and they repented. The Ninevites had again fallen into their wicked ways. Nahum declares their coming destruction. Israel was soon rebuilt, but Nineveh was lost for around 2500 years.  God’s Story In Nahum Nahum 3:1-4 V.1: blood, plunder & victims 2: Powerful, intimidating armies V.3:…

Prayer: Why We Believe Better Than We Behave

Prayer: We Believe Better Than We Behave! John R. Mott & Jesus “More important than the most earnest thinking about a problem, more important than a personal interview to influence an individual, more important than addressing and swaying an audience – far more important than these and all other forms of activity is the act of coming into vital communion with God. It is indeed true that he that saves his time for prayer shall lose it. And he that…

Everyone Has A Super Power

Everyone has a superpower, and it doesn’t cost anything in terms of money, and it only takes a bit of training. That superpower is love. Colossians 3: 12-14 “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other in and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds…

Don’t Fear The Chisel! Part 3: Baggage

12 views Streamed live on 23 Jul 2023 Don’t Fear the Chisel! 3 things will hurt when God applies the chisel… #1. Pride #2. Comfort #3. Baggage Pride Recap. James 4:6 – God’s resistance or God’s assistance! Allow God to chisel away our pride and teach us humility. Comfort Recap. Being Uncomfortable compels us to reach out to God, causes us to reach out to one another, connects us to the suffering of others, cements our character, confirms we still…

Empty Nest, Full Life Part 7: Sandwiches and Seesaws

Pastor Dwane continues his series on how to enjoy God’s full blessings in the second half of life. Empty Nest, Full Life Part 7: Sandwiches and Seesaws Caring for your young adult children while also looking out for your aging parents can feel like you are on an emotional seesaw. Pastor Dwane shares some wisdom from God’s word about how to navigate this challenging part of life. Worship with the Grace Church Worship Team. Sermon Notes: Empty Nest Full Life…