**Audio disclaimer** Our computer was offline, so we recorded the message with a phone, sorry for the inferior quality. Ephesians 2-1-10 (audio file for download) Open your Bibles to Ephesians 2, we are going to read verses 1-10. How important is the foundation of your house? How important is the foundation of your faith? The foundation of our faith, and thus our hope is how we got to be who we are. What is the ground that your identity is built on? What is the beginning of your story of faith? in this text, Paul lays out pretty succinctly the form … Continue reading Ephesians 2:1-10 The Foundation of Hope
Ephesians 1-14-23 (audio file for download) The last time we were together we looked at Paul’s prayer for the Ephesians. We looked at how his prayer was that they would grow not just in their knowledge of God, but in the spirit of wisdom and revelation. His heart for them was that the eyes of their hearts would be enlightened. He wanted them to not just know about God, but to truly know Him intimately. So what did He want them to see with the eyes of their hearts? We touched briefly on this last time, but we are going to … Continue reading Ephesians 1:15-23 Paul’s Prayer, Continued.
Ephesians 1-15-23 Pauls Prayer (audio file for download) So far in this letter we have seen two main elements, we have seen the introduction, and we have seen exaltation. In Paul’s introduction, he states who he is and who we are. In that section we looked at identity. Next he begins to exalt in God’s goodness, and lays out a very brief but packed statement glorifying God for who He is, while explaining to the Ephesians and to us what God has done for us. He now turns and shares what you might call his thesis statement. He lays out a … Continue reading Ephesians 1:15-23 “Paul’s Prayer”