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Pastor’s Notes – March 19, 2017

We’re continuing this week in Ephesians 4, verses 1-16, now looking at verses 7-16, where Paul discusses the diversity of gifts given by Christ to the church, “so that … we [may] grow up in every way into Him Who is the Head, into Christ” (4.14-15). Verses 7-16 fit together as a unit, but are also an obvious part of… Read more →

Pastor’s Notes – March 12, 2017

We move on this morning (some might say, “Finally!”) to the latter half of Paul’s letter “to the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful in Christ Jesus,” where he teaches concerning the overflow of the Gospel, the outworking of our faith in Christ Jesus, the TRANSFORMATION that should be increasingly evident in the lives of believers. The first… Read more →

Pastor’s Notes – March 5, 2017

I’m praying that it’s not too ambitious, but my plan this week is to speak from the whole of Ephesians Chapter 3, with the title: “The Gospel ‘Mystery’ Revealed.” The Chapter can be seen as a recap, or a restatement, of all that the Apostle Paul has been saying in the first two Chapters of this letter “to the saints… Read more →

Pastor’s Notes – February 19

Pastor’s Notes: In last week’s message, looking at the larger passage of verses 11-22, we considered the union of Gentile and Jewish believers in Christ Jesus, focusing on the metaphors describing that union (marriage, family/citizenship, building/Temple!), and on Christ Himself as our peace, our “eivrh,nh,” our shalom. Perhaps we don’t realize just how significant the division was and the amazing… Read more →