Part two of Elder Jerry William’s sermon on access to the father.
Elder Jerry Williams calls us to picture Jesus on the cross in order to remind us of God’s love for us. Even though access to the Father can feel challenging, Jerry calls us to lay down our striving, because the truth is that God is readily available to us.
Elder Mo Lawson spoke on peace, and he called us as a church to ask God, “Give me your eyes to see,” because that’s where true peace comes from.
Our Lead Pastor, John Bower spoke this week on how the book of Ephesians paints a picture of two kingdoms. Through Christ, God has made it possible to breathe in the atmosphere of His kingdom, mercy, all because of His grace (Ephesians 2:4-10).
This weeks’ message was an important message about our church’s view of the Story of God. The Bible is one unified story about God’s plan to rescue the world through Christ Jesus and to reintegrate heaven and earth together forever (Ephesians 2:1-7). We also made an announcement this week about some staff transitions happening at our church. If you would like to read the blog post about those transitions, click HERE.
Dr. Paul Sloan helped explain security of believers found in Ephesians 1. Using broad brushstrokes from Genesis to Romans, Dr. Sloan answered what we are secured from, what we are secured for and why we've been secured in the first place.
This week we examined one of the roles the church plays in Christ’s cosmic redemption - prayer. In Ephesians and knowing the church’s location in Christ, Paul primarily prayed for the hearts of God’s people. Changed people change the world (Ephesians 1:1-15)
With the backdrop of the cosmic work of Christ, we looked at the work the church does on earth - praise. This week Pastor John gave us two reasons specifically to praise the Lord - He is good and He is in control (Ephesians 1:1-15 Ephesians 1:22; Ephesians 2:1-2; Ephesians 3:10; Ephesians 6:11). For more resources to help you dive into Ephesians with us, click HERE.