This new community of the church that Paul has written about in Ephesians is a community of love and good works but its how we get to those that is also important. We need to pray for one another, encourage one another and give much grace to one another. His courage in your hearts and His clarity in your vision.
As we approach the conclusion of our journey through Ephesians we are introduced to The Opposition. Looking at what it means to ‘wrestle right’ with the issues of our life and the trouble in the world, we discover that we can choose to belong to God’s victory plan as we step out to change the world with Him.
In our modern society, the word obedience and honor have negative connotations that are often associated with social control. But the Bible says “Children obey your parents; honor your father and mother so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life”. Michael continues our series on the book of Ephesians using personal experience and testimonies to expose Ephesians 6:1-9.
Dave explains God’s heart for marriage and how much we need God’s spirit and amazing grace for marriage to be successful. We also see that there is a far deeper mystery to marriage that points straight to amazing love Jesus has for His church….
Matthew brilliantly unpacks this passage in Ephesians 5; showing we have a new identity that we can choose to walk in. He gives us four keys of what it really means to walk in the Spirit and see the kingdom of God bursts into (and out of) our lives. Matthew played a video at the start of his preach “This little light of mine” that can be found here
Paul here in Ephesians encourages us to keep walking. To walk in love, to walk as Children of light. As Christ has shone on us we are no longer darkness but we are light. We make an impact on the world around us by being who we are. “You’re not in the light, you ARE light…”
Robin speaks about living with integrity and living honestly before God. Living for God is not about being a good person that feels good about ourselves, but about living a life that follows God – as we surrender to Him, we discover just how amazing His love for us is…
We have not only been saved by grace we are also being made new by grace. Today Dave explores the treasures of Ephesians 4 where we understand what God has done for us and receive it from him, to be filled with the Spirit and to walk in His amazing plans for us.
Our relationships are far more important than whether we agree or not… Today Chris speaks from Ephesians about how we can walk worthy of our call, and who and what can give us all we need to fulfil this. We are all included and have all be given a measure of favour…
Jonathan Kent preaches about our walk, our call and our King. He explains how Paul urges us to stay in the lane and to walk well focused on Jesus. It is not about earning our salvation but displaying it. Walk, Our call, Our King, focused on Jesus,salvation
… that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being. (Eph 3:16) Paul prays for strength for the Ephesian church, the strength found in the Father’s presence, by being filled with the Spirit. There is power at work in us so we can pray and see more than we ever thought possible and know that in the church, God will be glorified.
Dave explains what it means to experience the “unsearchable riches of Christ” and what an amazing situation we find ourselves in as His chruch; those who have the mystery unveiled and are now telling the world. We truly have something that is the answer to the world’s problems and we can start shouting about it!
God is at work all the time amongst us, it is He who has joined us together and enabling us by grace to work and worship together for His glory. Dave shares his heart that you continue to know the truth that God has built you into his church to love and worship him together with the rest of the body. You belong.
It’s good to remember where we have come from but even better to remember who you are now. Dave continues our adventure through Ephesians with a impacting message of how God takes what we were and brings us into something more amazing than we could have ever imagined.
Ephesians is such a rich vein of truth that just keeps producing faith and encouragement. Jonathan so encouraged us on Sunday to see the good news is all the better for really knowing what the bad news is. Paul reminds the Ephesians that they were dead spiritual in their sins BUT that God had made them alive in Christ – ground shaking truth.
As we continue in our series on Ephesians; Paul writing to the Church is thankful for their ongoing faith but He also wants God to open the eyes of their hearts to see all that they have in the Lord Jesus. The same is true for us – be thankful be encouraged and be blessed – you are rich in God’s grace. Dave Frodsham speaks from Ephesians 1.