The culture is going to hell, and it should. It is has been found guilty of all manner of evil against God, and God is right and just to condemn it. Yet God has devised a rescue plan to move people from the kingdom of darkness, the the Kingdom of God. This Kingdom controls all earthly kingdoms, yet its power is veiled. Unbelievers are ambivalent to the power of the Kingdom. How is the Kingdom revealed? As believers carry their holiness with humility. This is the only hope for cultural change.
Kingdom Heirs Cultivating Cultural Change
September 13, 2020 • Pastor Paul Edwards
Overcoming Headline Dysphoria
Luke 24 • October 4, 2020 • Pastor Paul Edwards
When our outlook is oriented only to the headlines about "the things which are happening," we are sad, disoriented, perplexed, and troubled. But when Jesus steps into the conversation, our outlook is oriented to "the things concerning Jesus" and what the word of God tells us is actually happening behind the headlines, peace and joy are ours even when the disheartening circumstances remain unchanged.
The Nature and Manifestation of Spiritual Darkness
Ephesians 5:8 • September 27, 2020 • Pastor Paul Edwards
Ephesians 5:8 says of the regenerated believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, "You WERE darkness." What assurance can we have that we are no longer under the power of darkness? The Apostle gives the answer in three manifestations of darkness in Ephesians 4:18-19. If these things are true of you, you ARE darkness.
Darkness and Light
Ephesians 5:7-16 • September 27, 2020 • Pastor Paul Edwards
In Ephesians 5:8 the Apostle Paul states the reality of who we were prior to coming to faith in Jesus. He says we were not only IN darkness, but our very being WAS darkness. What is the nature of this darkness and how did we come to BE light instead of darkness.