Contributed on Oct 12, 2009
Praising God and praying on a regular basis are both duties and response for Christians.
We are here to worship God! Have you ever wondered why there is a message within a Worship Service? Would you say that many in Wisconsin worship the Packers? And when Coach McCarthy speaks, many fans intently listen! Are you a fan of God? Listening to what God has is to say is worship. So ...read more
Contributed on Oct 19, 2009
Christians have EVERY spiritual blessing from heaven; how are we responding to these incredible blessings?
We noted last week that the Letter to the Ephesians is a letter to all saints. Saints are those who are faithful to Jesus Christ; in other words, if you have fully trusted your life to Jesus Christ, you are a saint now and forever! As we continue to learn from this letter to the Ephesians we ...read more
Contributed on Oct 26, 2009
Everyday we have a choice as Christians to live as God changed us (seated in the heavenly realms with Christ) or live like the way we used to as enemies of God.
This morning, we are to worship God with songs, prayer, His Word, our offerings, and with our fellowship. For Christians, to be in church on a Sunday morning is the thing to do; But, what about later today or tomorrow? How will we really live? We live our lives without really asking that question, ...read more
Contributed on Nov 2, 2009
God revealed a mystery through Jesus Christ because God is using the church as a testimony to angels!
Please open your Bibles to the Letter to the Ephesians. We read in Ephesians 1:9-10………… The mystery of God is revealed to us today! What is a mystery? A mystery is something that is amazing but not understood. God is amazing but He doesn’t want to be misunderstood! God desires to be understood! ...read more
Contributed on Nov 9, 2009
The church plays an important role for God’s Kingdom, and so, we are to pray for the church and its members!
Please open your Bibles to Ephesians Chapter 3…… We noted last week that God has revealed a mystery. Look again at Ephesians 3:6…………. We noted 4 truths from this verse: - the mystery is revealed through the gospel of Christ - all Believers of Christ will inherit heaven - all Saints are ...read more
Contributed on Nov 17, 2009
Christians are called to the image of Jesus Christ and so, with the help of God the Holy Spirit, Christians are to live a life on earth worthy of this calling.
God used the Apostle Paul to write a letter to reveal His plan. We had noted previously that the letter was not only for those Christians in Ephesus 2000 years ago but it is also for us today! From the first three chapters of Ephesians, we learned much important truths about God and His ...read more
Contributed on Dec 8, 2009
Christians are to put off the old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires and put on the new self created to be like God!
Sometime this morning, you decided you were going to go to church. And so, you decided what to wear to church and you put on the clothes you are wearing now. We do this daily don’t we? We decide what clothes to put on for the day! Of course, some of you took a little longer than others to decide ...read more
Contributed on Dec 29, 2009
We come up with all sorts of good New Year’s resolutions but often neglect our spiritual lives, which is really the basis for everything in our lives!
In a few days it will be a new year and many will be making resolutions. Can you fill in the blanks for the following? I’m too short for my weight, therefore, in 2010 I’m going on a ______! I now have too many friends calling me to pay my bills, therefore, in 2010 I will stick to a ...read more
Contributed on Jan 25, 2010
Marriage is God’s idea, knows what’s best for a marriage, and so, if we are Christians and married, our goal is to have a godly marriage as indicated in Ephesians 5.
Many of you have probably seen the commercial with a couple having a drink with their dog by their side. The conversation went something like this: The woman asked, “If you, Max our dog, and I were in a canoe and it tipped over, who would you rescue first?” The guy quickly replied, ...read more
Contributed on Feb 8, 2010
If you’re having a hard time saying no to sin and you’re allowing the devil to win in your life, focus and work on being strong in Jesus Christ!
We have been learning from the Letter to the Ephesians and we are now in the middle of the last chapter. We have learned that the letter is addressed to every person who believes in Jesus Christ. God tells us through the Apostle Paul who we are as Christians; that we are citizens of heaven and ...read more