Contributed on Apr 4, 2008
We are all called become mature followers of Christ.
Called In Christ Text: Eph. 1:1-2 Introduction 1. Illustration: A pastor received a call from a church that offered him a salary four times what he was then receiving. Being a devout man, he spent much time in prayer trying to discern what God wanted him to do. One day a friend met the ...read more
Contributed on Apr 23, 2008
We need to come to a knowledge of who we are and what we have in Christ.
Knowledge In Christ Text: Eph. 1:15-23 Introduction 1. Illustration: A sailor once took a group of young people boating for the day. One young man bragged the whole way about all he knew about the sea. Every time the sailor began to give instructions this young man would interrupt with ...read more
Contributed on Apr 30, 2008
Simply put, grace is God’s best for our worst.
Grace In Christ Text: Eph. 2:1-10 Introduction 1. Illustration: Put bluntly: the American church today accepts grace in theory but denies it practice. We say we believe that the fundamental structure of reality is grace, not works – but our lives refute our faith. By and large, the ...read more