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Ephesians 3:14-21 Call it an exercise in futility: we pray and plan, work, attend conferences, read books, establish accountability, and yet it seems like we never really change. We still keep giving in to the same temptations and in our hearts we know that our lives just aren't where we want them to be. The desire is there. But not the power. What are we missing?
We are not just trophies collecting dust on a shelf. We are, by God's grace, living and breathing "masterpieces" that God Himself is creating to bring Him glory and to show us the fulness of His love....
Sermon on Ephesians 2:20-22 by Pastor Dan Hendley.
Sermon on Ephesians 2:20 by Pastor Dan Hendley.
So much emphasis has been placed upon conversion -- becoming a Christian - in the Church in recent decades that we have often lost the main emphasis of Scripture (relayed in Ephesians and in this sermon): becoming a disciple and growing in Christ!
Ephesians 3:1-13 Here's the good news: God has always had a plan. There's never been a time in history (or even before history) where God languished in heaven thinking, "Ok, what am I going to do next?" His ways have been established from eternity. But here's the daunting news: humanly speaking, His plan depends on us. All of us. Not just a few individuals doing their own thing, but the church working together as a body.
Ephesians 5:21 calls us to submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. That is the foundation to any relationship we have, and it is not something we manufacture. It comes from a life that is led by the Spirit.
Ephesians 2:11-22 William Faulkner once wrote, "Memory knows before knowing remembers." In other words, there are some experiences in our lives that have such a profound effect on us that, perhaps even without our conscious awareness, they cause us to feel and react a certain way. How incredible would it be if we could burn the gospel into our minds in such a way that the memory of what God has done for us in Christ consistently shapes our thoughts and actions?