Hebrews 12:1-17 “Running Lessons: Reloaded”

  So, you may or may not be aware of this, but July first will be two years since I was made the interim pastor of Emmaus Christian Church. The time has flown by so fast, and In many ways, it seems like I have only been here a week, but at the same time, it can seem like I have always been here. God has been faithful through every week, and every day to lead me and guide me, strengthen me, and help me. Even when it is difficult, I know He has been there for these two years, … Continue reading Hebrews 12:1-17 “Running Lessons: Reloaded”

Guest Preacher Lew Combs: “Union with Christ”

Lew Combs (audio file for download) It was great for me to get to visit the great folks of Spotsylvania Presbyterian Church this past Sunday. While I was gone, the chairman of the Board of Stewards at ECC preached in my place. I am grateful for his leadership and I am glad to serve the Lord along side Him and the rest of our board. I don’t have his notes, so this is the audio only. The quality is rough since it was recorded from a smart phone. The message is great though. Continue reading Guest Preacher Lew Combs: “Union with Christ”

Ephesians 4:1-7 “Walk”

Ephesians 4-1-7 (MP3 file for download) Open your Bibles please to Ephesians 4. We are going to be looking at verses 1-7 this morning. Today’s text is the beginning of the second half of this letter. What we have read so far has been primarily theological in nature, and we are moving now into practical instructions on how our theology is to make itself known in our lives as Christians. Let me begin by reminding us of this, your theology, or your beliefs about God will show up in your everyday life. At your core, the things that you believe about … Continue reading Ephesians 4:1-7 “Walk”

Ephesians 3:14-21 “The Fullness Of God”

Ephesians 3-14-21 (Mp3 File for download) Well, I hope you guys enjoyed last weeks message from Stephen Crotts. What a great reminder of the synergistic powers of God. We are going to pick back up in out study of Ephesians today, so if you will turn to Ephesians 3:13, we are going to read through verse 21. If you recall, Paul was about to begin this sentence back in verse one, but wanted to remind us of something before he finished his sentence, he wanted to remind us that the reason church unity matters is because the church is the means … Continue reading Ephesians 3:14-21 “The Fullness Of God”

Ephesians 3:1-13 The Mystery

Ephesians 3-1-13 (audio file for download) Open your Bibles please to Ephesians 3:1 we are going to be studying verses 1-13 today. Before we even get started, I want you to write something down if you have a pen. I want you to write down a couple of words that come to your mind when you ask yourself this question: why does church unity matter? We will get to that later, but I wanted to ask you that before I said anything that might give away what might be a good sunday school answer. So last week we looked at the … Continue reading Ephesians 3:1-13 The Mystery

Ephesians 2:11-22 The Dividing Wall of Hostility

Ephesians 2-11-22 (audio file for download) FYI I diverted from my notes quite a bit on this message, so don’t try to figure out the notes as you listen. Last week we looked at Paul’s reminder to us that we who are in Christ were dead, we were children of wrath and we are made alive in Christ. Remember, in this letter to the Ephesians, Paul front loads it with theology. Before he gets to any instructions for the believers in Ephesus, and for us, he wants to make sure we are understanding who we are in Christ. Anything that we … Continue reading Ephesians 2:11-22 The Dividing Wall of Hostility