This week Pastor Steve begins Ephesians 2:11-22 on The New Community in Jesus or From Disunity to Community. This message has as a sub-theme overcoming racism. There was no greater racial tension than what the early church experienced between Jew and Gentile. The gospel was powerful in bringing down that dividing wall! May we learn from its truths in our day.
Archive for September, 2016
by Charles Spurgeon “When we know the Lord, we receive the forgiveness of sins. We know Him as the God of grace, passing by our transgressions. What a joyful discovery is this!”
Pastor Steve concludes the fourth chapter of Ephesians in expositing Ephesians 4:25-32 on the theme of “Practical Godliness.” This is the Apostle Paul’s admonition to not grieve the Holy Spirit as the people of God but to live in forgiveness with each other through practical evidences of a changed life.
Middle of the road is the easy place. It is the place of imagined contentment and prolonged consequence. It is the great-negotiated corridor that seeks to appeal to as many as possible, but seeks to define nothing. It is the great vacancy occupied in the land called “Between”. The gospel of Jesus calls us out of our comfort zone to live counter-cultural for Him!