Sermon Series
  • 1. In Christ, I Am...chosen For God's Glory

    Contributed on Aug 17, 2018
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    Who are we? In Christ, we are CHOSEN FOR GOD'S GLORY. That makes us glorious, and gives meaning and purpose in our lives.

    IN CHRIST, I AM…CHOSEN FOR GOD’S GLORY—Ephesians 1:1-14 (Series on Ephesians: In Christ, I Am…) Did you hear about the woman in Iceland who spent half the night trying to find herself—literally? Her tour bus had stopped in the volcanic Eldgja region of Iceland, and she went into a rest area more

  • 2. In Christ, I Am...confident

    Contributed on Aug 17, 2018

    When we lack confidence, we need the eyes of our hearts to be opened, to comprehend the hope to which God has called us, the riches our inheritance, and the resurrection power in us.

    In Christ, I am…Confident—Ephesians 1:15-23 (Series on Ephesians: In Christ, I Am…) We have all known people who struggle with lack of confidence. It is not that they lack opportunity or ability; they just lack the confidence to believe they can succeed. ***I grew up across the street from ten more

  • 3. In Christ, I For Good

    Contributed on Aug 17, 2018

    We were dead in sin, but we are alive in Christ! It is by grace, through faith (the core of the gospel). But there is more: God re-created us to do good works for his glory.

    In Christ, I Am…Re-Created for Good—Ephesians 2:1-10 (Series on Ephesians: In Christ, I Am…) Verses 8 and 9 are the gospel in about 30 words, and you would do well to memorize them as a summary of the gospel. You might go through verse 10: (Reread Ephesians 2:8-10.) The gospel is good news. In more

  • 4. In Christ, I Am...a Bridge Builder

    Contributed on Aug 17, 2018

    The church is more than a social club. Why is it difficult for some people to fit in, and how can we build bridges?

    IN CHRIST, I AM…A BRIDGE-BUILDER—Ephesians 2:11-22 (Series on Ephesians: In Christ, I Am…) My wife and I retired in Texas a few months ago, and we found ourselves, for the first time in our marriage, looking for a church to call home. We were looking beyond the friendly greeters holding the door more

  • 5. In Christ, I Am...deeply Loved By God

    Contributed on Aug 17, 2018

    We know God loves us, but how deep does that knowledge go? God loves us as a perfect Father, as the Son, and through the Spirit. Grasp his love as you pray, believe, and love others.

    IN CHRIST, I AM…DEEPLY LOVED BY GOD—Ephesians 3:14-21 (Series on Ephesians: In Christ, I Am…) Read the sermon title from the card. I suppose you have heard many times about the love of God, in verses like, “God is love,” and John 3:16, “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son…” You more

  • 6. In Christ, I Am...a Body Builder

    Contributed on Aug 17, 2018

    How can we build the church, and make disciples? Work toward unity, build on the strengths of all, and speak the truth in love.

    IN CHRIST, I AM…A BODY BUILDER—Ephesians 4:1-16 (Series on Ephesians: In Christ, I Am…) Why go to church? Some people go to church for what they can get out of it: encouragement, friendship, support, or moral direction for themselves and their family. Others, especially today, look for more

  • 7. In Christ, I Am...made New

    Contributed on Aug 17, 2018

    In Christ, we have new passions, a new attitude, and a new source of righteousness. Includes specific actions to live in new ways.

    IN CHRIST, I AM…MADE NEW—Ephesians 4:17-5:2 (Series on Ephesians: In Christ, I Am…) When our son Andy went off to college, he decided to become Andrew—again. If we called his roommate to ask where Andy was, his roommate did not recognize the name. Andrew’s name change was symbolic of a new start more

  • 8. In Christ, I Am...light In The Darkness

    Contributed on Aug 17, 2018

    Shine the light of Christ on our own darkness, and the darkness of the world. Then, shine as a light in the world.

    IN CHRIST, I AM…LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS—Ephesians 5:1-20 (Series on Ephesians: In Christ, I Am…) Read the sermon title from the card. There is a lot of darkness in the world. The media bombards us with stories of injustice, oppression, and corruption. We see people who are caught in a web of sin, more

  • 9. In Christ, I Am...committed To Us

    Contributed on Aug 17, 2018
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    Marriage: Submit to one another, out of reverence to Christ. Help your partner thrive, and make each other radiant.

    In Christ, I Am…Committed to US—Ephesians 5:21-33 We’re going to talk about marriage today—but not just marriage. The broader context in Ephesians is how people who are in Christ live together in love. Chapter 5 begins, “Follow God’s example, as dearly loved children, and walk in the way of more

  • 10. In Christ, I Am...overcoming Evil

    Contributed on Aug 17, 2018

    Evil is real and powerful, but the power of God is greater. The armor of God, with illustrations.

    IN CHRIST, I AM…OVERCOMING EVIL—Ephesians 6:10-20 Sometimes we are surprised at the evil in our world. A nice person, a good neighbor, goes ballistic and shoots someone. A respectable public figure has hidden sins exposed. A person we love and thought we knew shows a dark side. Evil touches more

  • 11. In Christ, I Am...working For God

    Contributed on Aug 27, 2018

    Make God your Boss! At work, making God your boss will keep you out of unhealthy power struggles, make work more rewarding, and help you treat others with respect.

    IN CHRIST, I AM…WORKING FOR GOD Ephesians 6:5-9 On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate the atmosphere where you work? Is everyone treated with respect? Are workers valued not only for what they do, but also as people whose lives matter? Are employees fully engaged in their work, giving their more

  • 12. In Christ, I Strong

    Contributed on Aug 17, 2018

    A practical message on parental authority and nurturing children.

    IN CHRIST, I AM…FAMILY STRONG—Ephesians 6:1-4 Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her work among the poor of Calcutta. When she received the prize, she was asked, “What can we do to help promote world peace?” She replied, “Go home and love your family.” Strong families are the more