Cleaning Up a Dog's Breakfast

Ephesians 5:20

February 21, 2021 • Pastor Paul Edwards

This morning's message - which was a dog's breakfast on the subject of the words of the Apostle Paul in Ephesians 5:18 ("and be not drunk with wine wherein is excess") - may have left some with the impression that followers of Jesus can be ambivalent toward the use of alcohol. If the Bible has no clear prohibitions against the use of alcohol, how then are we to think about and respond to the reality that alcohol consumption has been the cause of broken relationships, psychological and emotional trauma, and even death?

God's Creation Order for Marriage, Part 2

Ephesians 5:22-33 • April 11, 2021 • Pastor Paul Edwards

Marriage is not an anthropological or social construct. It is a divine ordinance instituted by God in creation. Only as we see marriage in this way can we understand the proper relationship of submission and headship within marriage.

God's Creation Order for Marriage

Ephesians 5:22-33 • April 11, 2021 • Pastor Paul Edwards

What the Apostle Paul is describing in Ephesians 5:22-33 is Spirit-controlled marriage and such a concept is completely foreign to the culture-at-large AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN. What does it mean for a wife to submit to her own husband and that the husband is the head of the wife?

Submitting Yourselves One to Another, Part 2

Ephesians 5:21 • March 14, 2021 • Pastor Paul Edwards

The Apostle's call for believers to submit themselves to one another within the body of Christ does not come out of the blue clear sky. The preceding chapters tell us precisely what it looks like for us to submit to one another, and it has nothing to do with some being superior to others. It has everything to do with all seeing themselves as equally in need of the riches of God's grace.