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Listen, Learn, Lament and Live

Let me remind you of Pastor John’s helpful application of Ephesians 2:11-22 and add one more ‘L’ to the list. In light of the work of Christ which has killed the hostility between us and God as well as between us and one another, it has reconciled us both vertically and horizontally. We are encouraged […]

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Remembering Our Former Condition

As we march our way through Ephesians 2, Paul is not done with calling us to remember our former condition. This past Sunday we recalled our former condition of being spiritually dead and as we dig into 2:11-22 we will see our former condition of not being in a covenant relationship with God just like […]

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The Ephesian’s Faith

Why did Paul thank God for the Ephesian’s faith in Christ and their love towards the saints? Pastor Toph mentioned a book by D.A. Carson called Praying With Paul: A Call to Spiritual Reformation which gives us a great answer. He writes,” Because God is sovereign, Paul offers thanksgiving for God’s intervening, sovereign grace in the lives […]

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Wonderful God-Centered Prayer

On Sunday we will hear Pastor Toph preach from a passage of Scripture that I encourage you to hide in your heart through memorization. It is prayer that by God’s grace should be found on every believer’s lips both personally and corporately for the body of Christ. Think about what Paul asked the Father to […]

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Given An Identity

What is available in the gospel is absolutely staggering. There is nothing in this world that gives us the resources that are available in the gospel. One resource the gospel gives the believer is an identity. An aspect of this gospel identity is that it is a received identity and not an achieved identity. You […]

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The Perfect Counsel Of His Own Will

Our text from this past Sunday has many truths to think deeply about. What jumps out to me is how God the Father works all things out. It is not only good to know that the Father has a plan, it is also good to see how the Father accomplishes his plan. What counsel does […]

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Our Adoption Is Guaranteed

I can understand Isaiah 1:2 a little more now as a parent. “Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the LORD has spoken. Children I have reared and brought up, but they have rebelled against me.” I can imagine the utter shock and pain that would come from the following scenario — We […]

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An Unlikely Ambassador of an Unexpected King

I loved Pastor John’s sermon title this past week — “An Unlikely Ambassador of an Unexpected King.” In Paul’s day, Ephesus could have been made up of at least 100,000 people and it was well on its way to becoming one of the largest and most important cities in the Roman Empire. Imagine the throngs […]

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Relevance and Relationship

Pastor Dieudonné’s sermon this past Sunday, December 10, 2017, had three sections to it — recap, relationship, and relevance. Relevance encourages us to pay attention because it makes a connection to our lives. Would the Lord continue to work in us a deep confidence in the sufficiency of Scripture that stands alone as the place […]

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A Christian Testimony in the Face of Evil

Yet again we find ourselves staring at the senseless act of a mass shooting. What happened at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas is no more appalling than the shootings in Las Vegas, Orlando, or San Bernardino and yet the sting that is felt strikes a chord for us in the body of Christ. […]

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Kingship Belongs to the Lord

All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations shall worship before you. For kingship belongs to the Lord, and he rules over the nations. Psalm 22:27, 28 There were so many good things to highlight from Pastor Dieudonné’s message this past Sunday. To […]

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Who Are You?

Who are you? That question can be answered in ten thousand ways. What we heard on Sunday is that at our core we are image bearers. We have been made in the image of God to reflect and represent him and the goal of that image is Christlikeness. Implications abound from this reality. Listen to […]

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