In Christ Together
The Book of Ephesians
February 27, 2022 • Drake Osborn • Ephesians 6:10–24
Ephesians 6:10-24 // We are headed for a world of blessing, but not there yet. So for all of us who bear the weary weight of the world, this is the final encouragement of Ephesians: be strong. Know the tactic and the enemy, take from the armory of God, and receive the blessing of strength from Christ.
February 20, 2022 • Bracken Arnhart • Ephesians 6:1–9
Ephesians 6:1-9 // In different times of life, we all find ourselves under authority. Although the cross has not yet fully leveled the physical playing field, it has leveled the spiritual. In Christ, we can submit to one another as an overflow of the gospel and the obedience of Christ.
Mystery and Dance
February 13, 2022 • Drake Osborn • Ephesians 5:22–33
Ephesians 5:22-33 // Marriage is a mysterious unveiling of the glory of God through the union of Christ and church, but it's also a dance: a story of how both husbands and wives, as head and help, can showcase the beauty of the gospel together.
Get in the Light
January 30, 2022 • Drake Osborn • Ephesians 5:1–14
Ephesians 5:1-14 // Living in the darkness of lust and impurity is insanity for the people of God, since at the end of impurity is spiritual poverty. By God's grace, we can wake up in the resurrection of Christ, expose the darkness, and walk in the light.
Getting Used To A New Self, Part 2
January 23, 2022 • Buck Rogers • Ephesians 4:25–32
Ephesians 4:25-32 // As we learn in the school of Christ's imputed righteousness, we put off lying, anger, stealing, corrupting talk, and grieving the Spirit, and put on truth, peace, work, upbuilding speech and christlikeness.
Ministry Worthy of Our Calling
January 2, 2022 • Drake Osborn • Ephesians 4:1–16
Ephesians 4:1-16 // As a church, how do we make sure our ministry is worthy of the great calling we have received in Christ? We ground it in the unity of God, we practice ministering words received from a victorious Christ, and we work towards maturity in Christ together.
Prayer For Spiritual Awakening
November 21, 2021 • Drake Osborn • Ephesians 3:14–21
Ephesians 3:14-21 // We are always tempted to know the gospel intellectually without desiring to taste the gospel spiritually. Because of this, we follow Paul in praying two things: 1) to be rooted and grounded in God’s love; and 2) to have strength to comprehend the depths of God’s love in Christ.
The New Temple
November 7, 2021 • Drake Osborn • Ephesians 2:11–22
Ephesians 2:11-22 // We are masters of building structures of belonging and community through the works of our own hands, temples with walls erected to keep out those who can't meet our self-made standards. But the gospel tears down walls, creating a new humanity in Christ, and gathers them into a new and diverse temple made holy by God's presence. --NO VIDEO/AUDIO AVAILABLE--
October 24, 2021 • Drake Osborn • Ephesians 2:1–7
Ephesians 2:1-7 // We are all on a journey of "self-discovery. Two realities of identity become clear for the Christian in this text. First, you were dead in sin, a disciple of Satan and his world. Second, you are alive, raised and seated with Christ by the kind grace of God. What a reversal!
Thinking God Thoughts
October 17, 2021 • Drake Osborn • Ephesians 1:15–23
Ephesians 1:15-23 // Our continual prayer together is for an increase in the heart of our knowledge of God, for "God-Thoughts" of the hope of our calling, the glory of our inheritance, and the immeasurable power of God filling all things in Christ through the church.
A World of Blessing, Part 3: Sealed For Inheritance
October 10, 2021 • Drake Osborn • Ephesians 1:11–14
Ephesians 1:11-14 // How can we trust that the spiritual blessings afforded to us in Christ are really ours? Because we have been chosen as God's portion and sealed with God's Spirit himself now and forever.