Living Your Purpose
Ephesians: Part Eleven • August 26, 2018 • Barry Farah
Guest Speaker Barry Farah | As we begin to wrap up our series through the Book of Ephesians, this week we look at a key aspect of the Christian faith: grit. Grit points to a resolve and courage to persevere, regardless of one's circumstances and is an invaluable characteristic of anyone following Christ.
Ephesians: Obedience Can Lead to Blessing
Ephesians: Part Ten • August 19, 2018 • Chris Steenmeyer
Pastor Chris Steenmeyer | This week we turn to a passage in Ephesians that doesn’t give us all the instruction we need to cultivate obedience in our children or explain how we are to parent, but it does point to obedience as being a key component for healthy relationship between parent and child.
Ephesians: New Life, New Lifestyle
Ephesians: Part Eight • August 5, 2018 • Daniel Rolfe
Pastor Daniel Rolfe | Is it enough to simply proclaim ourselves Jesus followers? Or how should our lifestyle be impacted because of the love of Christ? Paul commands us to "be imitators of God as beloved children" which can seem daunting. This week we'll dive into what it looks like to have our lives be transformed by the gospel message and walk in the love that God freely gives us.
Ephesians: Step Into Purpose
Ephesians: Part Seven • July 29, 2018 • Evan Stone
Pastor Evan Stone | We all have blind spots in our life. Areas that have grown over time that we have either been unaware of, or have become accustomed to. Paul is clear that the more our blind spots persist, the harder or hearts become to what God has called us to be. It takes conscious and specific actions to step into the purpose we have been designed to uphold.
Ephesians: Grow Up
Ephesians: Part Six • July 22, 2018 • Lance Witt
Guest Speaker Lance Witt | What does it mean to be mature or growing as Christians? Is it just about doing the right things or is there a certain level of intentionality and relationship required? This weekend we look at Ephesians 4 and what it means to live in unity and maturity in Jesus.
Ephesians: Three Radical Words
Ephesians: Part Five • July 15, 2018 • Tom Anthony
Pastor Tom Anthony | If you love cheesecake, you may always want that second piece of sweet dessert. But at some point, you'll fill up or stuff yourself to the point of misery or (hopefully not) get burned out on your favorite dessert. With most things in our lives, too much of something will often diminish the initial love, interest or sense of joy we have with it. And too often, we take that rationale into our relationship with God - at some point, his love or grace or forgiveness may lose its' steam. But that is not the case. God has more for us than we could ever imagine, we just need to be willing to open our eyes and ask God to make us even more aware of him.
Ephesians: The Key to Transforming Our City
Ephesians: Part Four • July 8, 2018 • Tom Anthony
Pastor Tom Anthony | Whether it's being a morning person or a night person, drinking coffee, tea or nothing, or what our religious or political beliefs might be, it is often easier to find the differences between us and others around us. Yet, God calls us to be unified as believers and that unification deeply impacts how others will come to view God and the Church. How do we work toward that type of unity?
Ephesians: Jesus, Our Only Hope
Ephesians: Part Three • June 24, 2018 • Daniel Rolfe
Pastor Daniel Rolfe | When we read in the Bible of sin or brokenness, it is so easy to point the fingers to other people - "I'm not as bad as THAT person" or "Well at least I don't do THAT". But the reality is we have all sinned and no one deserves grace, forgiveness or freedom from God. This week we will explore the tension between our own sin nature and the ultimate salvation available because of Jesus.
Ephesians: Doxology and Doctrine
Ephesians: Part Two • June 17, 2018 • Daniel Rolfe
Pastor Daniel Rolfe | The letter to the Ephesians reveals how God is at work in our lives, bring redemption, restoration and grace. This week we take a closer look at the first chapter and what it means to truly be adopted into the family of God.
Ephesians: From Rome with Love
Ephesians: Part One • June 10, 2018 • Daniel Rolfe
Pastor Daniel Rolfe | This week we kick off our brand-new series through the Book of Ephesians! We can't wait to see how God is going to show up through this series to encourage us to walk in faith and freedom and live out our purpose.