God Says...

Sept. 3 - Oct. 1, 2017

Part 1 "I Am a Holy Saint"

Ephesians 1:1 • September 3, 2017 • Bro. Jeff Smart

Part 2 "I Am Whole"

Ephesians 1:2 • September 10, 2017 • Bro. Jeff Smart

In Part 2 of our series “WHO DOES GOD SAY I AM?”, Paul wishes us grace and peace (Ephesians 1:2). What does it mean for the Christian to have grace and peace when we seem so unworthy and unsettled? Is it right to feel unworthy? What is meant by peace since conflict is common to life? In Part 2, Pastor Jeff explains what grace frees us from and enables us to do and how peace is actually wholeness.

Part 3 "I Am Blessed"

Ephesians 1:3 • September 17, 2017 • Bro. Jeff Smart

This week at Cook, Pastor Jeff will unpack Ephesians 1:3 (Part 3) in the current sermon series entitled “Who Does God Say I AM”. We’ll answer the questions, Why is it that we seem to have the most difficult time being content? Is everyone like this? Is this the way we are supposed to be? What is the remedy? We’ll learn about our source of contentment and how to think and feel rightly about who God says we are.

Part 4 "I Am Accepted"

Ephesians 1:4 • September 24, 2017 • Bro. Jeff Smart

For many of us, experiences of rejection are what mostly shape our sense of who we are. Those times we’ve all had of being skipped over, left out, unwanted and not chosen. These negative experiences not only form the way we feel about ourselves, but the way we think about God and how we act with and toward others. In Part 4 of our current sermon series “Who Does God Say I AM”, Pastor Jeff unpacks what is actually most true about us—we are loved and chosen by God in Christ, and that these glorious truths create for us a new identity and a better way to live toward God and in the world.

Part 5 "I Am Adopted"

Ephesians 1:5 • October 1, 2017 • Bro. Jeff Smart

In the series WHO DOES GOD SAY I AM—Part 5 "I AM ADOPTED”, we’ll see how Jesus Christ willingly endured abandonment as God the Son in order to secure our adoption as sons and daughters of the Father. Pastor Jeff will explain how the most horrific of sin—abandonment and broken belonging—are reversed through the cross of Jesus Christ.