God's Great Purpose in Christ
Studies in Paul's Letter to the Ephesians
Abundance of Grace through Jesus Christ
Romans 5:12-21 • May 24, 2020 • Pastor Paul Edwards
How do we calculate the value of the abundance of grace which has been given to us through the Lord Jesus Christ? The value of a gift is measured by the costliness to the giver and the worthiness (or unworthiness) of the recipient.
The Pandemic of Sin
Romans 5:12-21 • May 17, 2020 • Pastor Paul Edwards
All of humanity share in Adam's one act of disobedience when he willfully ate the forbidden fruit in defiance of God's explicit command. Sin entered the world through that one act and infects every human being. God's remedy was devised before the foundation of the world when the only begotten of the Father was sent by the Father to be the Savior of the world through one act of obedience. It is by faith in the one act of Christ's obedience that we are declared no longer culpable for Adam's sin and we are made righteous.
Romans 5:1-11 • May 3, 2020 • Pastor Paul Edwards
Our joy is not dependent upon the fleeting circumstances of our lives, but as followers of Jesus, our joy is in hope of the glory of God, rejoicing in our trials, and ultimately joying not in God's blessings alone, but in God alone when all of His blessings seem to be removed from us.
Body Parts: Pastors, Who Are Also Teachers
Ephesians 4:11-12 • March 8, 2020 • Pastor Paul Edwards
DUE TO A TECHNICAL ISSUE, THE FIRST TWO MINUTES OF THIS MESSAGE WERE NOT RECORDED. Who is the pastor-teacher and what is his role in the Body of Christ? In this message from Ephesians 4, Pastor Paul shows us that the ascended Christ gives the gift of the pastor-teacher to His church for their protection and mutual affection.