The Old and New Land

A.        Noah (Genesis 9) You go and fill the earth with your kind.  I will give you everything you need to fill the earth with your kind. B.        Abraham (Genesis 17) I will bless you and make you great.  You remain faithful to me. You must travel to a new land. You must be a channel through which my blessings will flow […]

Conclusion: Our Covenant in Ephesians

Our Calling 1st minute of the Bible Project video on Ephesians Want to begin by focusing on the “therefore” verse“As a prisoner for the Lord, therefore, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.”For the Ephesians – God called them out of darkness into light, reconciled Jew and Gentile through the cross of Jesus Christ, in order to live […]

Our Covenant in Ephesians 6

We’re going to read most of Ephesians 6 together. It’s a famous passage about putting on the armor of God. Want to give some background, then read it, then share what resonates with you—how can this speak to us as a community? How can this speak to you? Invokes Isaiah 59:17, where God is described as a warrior who put […]

Our Covenant in Ephesians 5

Introduction/Recap Covenant in EphesiansBring this before the Lord – sometimes we need a renewal of our calling Paul’s letters often contain two broad sections, same here in EphesiansFirst he builds his theology: All about what God has done. Redemption through the cross. The power of the Spirit to grasp the love of Christ.Then he moves from “theory” to practice with […]

Our Covenant in Ephesians 4

Quiz on Ephesians 4 Paul explains our calling What are we called by Paul to do? (4:1)Yes or No – Is our calling about living a specific way? (4:2-3)V.2-3, list one way that your practical living matches your spiritual position.What is Paul saying here when he said, “One body, one spirit, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and […]

Our Covenant in Ephesians 3

Part I – Life in the Church at Ephesus (Acts 18: 19-21; Acts 19:1-20) 1..        Paul’s second missionary journey occurred in Year 51. (See Acts 18:19-21) Who travelled with Paul to Ephesus? P _ _ _ _ _ _ _  and A_ _ _ _ _ ? How long did Paul stay on this first trip to Ephesus? Did P _ _ […]

Our Covenant in Ephesians 2

Why this way of life? Recap of Ephesians 1 It’s according to God’s good pleasure and purposeCommunities are a prophetic movement raised up by the Lordtreasure the Renewal, be a sign of Christian unityIt’s a manifestation of his love and power through the BHSIt’s all for the praise of his glory Because we’ve been reconciled by the blood of Jesus […]

Our Covenant in Ephesians 1

3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ …. In love 5 he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— 6 to the praise of his glorious grace … 7 In him we have redemption through his blood … in accordance with […]

Building One Another Up

1 Cor 14:26: What then shall we say, brothers and sisters? When you come together, each of you has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. Everything must be done so that the church may be built up.Easy to just show up to PM (especially a Zoom) – and sometimes we come thirstyBut we know 2 things!We know there’s […]

Summer of Intercession

I. According to Bonhoeffer, intercession is: Bringing People into God’s PresenceBringing our brothers and sisters into the presence of God to stand before Christ and share in his mercy An Essential Business!“A Christian fellowship lives and exists by the intercession of its members for one another, or it collapses.” A Daily Service We OweTo God and to one another A […]