One Body, One Mission

A Study in Ephesians

One Body, One Mission Week 12

Ephesians 6:10-24 • March 29, 2020 • Tom Hendrikse

In the grip of the current pandemic, with everyone having to shelter in their homes, the lack of control and an uncertain future can create a great deal of fear. Pastor Tom brings a message on facing these things by surrendering the outcome to Jesus.

One Body, One Mission Week 11

Ephesians 5:22:-6:9 • March 22, 2020 • Tom Hendrikse

This week we visit a passage from Ephesians that is controversial in our modern times. Husbands and wives, children and parents, employers and employees, submit to one another. At its core, however, it's speaking to the powerful and the vulnerable.

One Body, One Mission Week 10

Ephesians 5:1-21 • March 15, 2020 • Ryan Brasington

Paul calls on us to imitate our heavenly father, whose image we bear. We carry that image with us everywhere and should leave a favorable, lasting impression. To one another, Paul tells us to act and speak in a way that builds up.

One Body, One Mission Week 9

Ephesians 4:17-32 • March 8, 2020 • Tom Hendrikse

Paul testifies for the Lord: We must not lead a life filled with futility—we must put off our old selves and put on new. With renewed minds and spiritual senses, we deny the devil any opportunity to corrupt us, speaking in a way that builds everyone up.

One Body, One Mission Week 8

Ephesians 4:1-16 • March 1, 2020 • Tom Hendrikse

We are at the halfway point in Paul's letter to the Ephesians, where it pivots from explaining what we have in Christ to how we ought to live. Paul says he is a prisoner in Jesus Christ, so the question to us is: who or what holds us captive?

One Body, One Mission Week 7

Ephesians 3:14-21 • February 23, 2020 • Tom Hendrikse

For the second time in just the first half of the book of Ephesians, the Apostle Paul turns his attention to prayer, which raises a question: how big of a deal is prayer in your life? Prayer is an open line to the creator of the universe. Will you use it?

One Body, One Mission Week 6

Ephesians 3:1-13 • February 17, 2020 • Tom Hendrikse

This week we're studying what is essentially an interruption. Paul is concerned because he's heard the church is concerned about his imprisonment. He wants to reassure them that he's okay. This message asks the question, "How do you see your suffering?"

One Body, One Mission Week 5

Ephesians 2:11-22 • February 9, 2020 • Tom Hendrikse

The first half of Ephesians chapter 2 reveals God has reconciled us vertically, to himself. This week the latter half adds he has reconciled us horizontally to each other. Do you believe there is anyone, anywhere with whom not even Jesus can make you one?

One Body, One Mission Week 4

Ephesians 2:1-10 • February 2, 2020 • Sam Kastensmidt

After describing God's beautiful plan for us and sharing his prayers for us, Paul moves to discuss our condition and how God rescued us. While we were (spiritually) dead and unable to do anything to earn favor with God, he still made us alive with Christ.

One Body, One Mission Week 3

Ephesians 1:15-23 • January 26, 2020 • Tom Hendrikse

Our study of Ephesians continues with verses 15 through 23 of chapter one, asking the question, "who or what do you pray for?" In response, Paul offers a tutorial on prayer. He tells them to ask for spiritual sight so that they might see God.

One Body, One Mission Week 2

Ephesians 1:1-14 • January 19, 2020 • Tom Hendrikse

Our study in the book of Ephesians opens with Paul laying out God's eternal plan for us. Before he scattered the galaxies and planets, God had you in his mind. He chose you for adoption as sons and daughters, and he has given you every blessing in Christ.

2020 Vision Launch

January 12, 2020 • Tom Hendrikse

Pastor Tom Hendrikse kicks off the year by introducing our new message series, "One Body, One Mission." Discovering our identity in Christ is part of growing up spiritually. This year at Rio, the challenge is to do both. Come along on the journey!