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Our Inheritance in Christ | Ephesians 1:11-14

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pChwNQM59_0&t=3s In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory. In him you also, when you heard …

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Forgiven in Christ | Ephesians 1:7-10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKeC3CHx1x4&t=7s With the self-quarantines and social distancing from COVID-19 happening, my church also decided to suspend our physical services for the next couple of weeks. So until we are meeting physically again, I'll will be recording my sermons to YouTube as I've done above. My regularly scheduled sermon notes are below. Grace to you and …

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Adopted in Christ | Ephesians 1:4-6

In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. Ephesians 1:4-6 ESV Having begun our walk through the beautiful and lengthy doxology with which Paul begins his …

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This Ordinary, Cosmic War

A number of sources have converged to lead me to this message. First, I preached two weeks ago on Paul’s ministry in Ephesus as described in Acts 19. I was, and continue to be, intrigued by the clash of kingdoms that the chapter describes. Paul and his fellow Christians preached the word of the Lord, …

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Grace & Peace | Ephesians 1:1-2

 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 1:1-2 ESV Having first observed Paul’s over two-year ministry in Ephesus and the spiritual conflict that …

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Prologue: A Riot in Ephesus | Acts 19

Saul the Pharisee was zealous for the LORD and taught “according to the strict manner of the law” (Acts 22:3). Thus, when a new sect appeared, worshiping a crucified Galilean as being the Son of God, Saul met the heretics head on. He gave approval and held the coats of his companions as they stoned …

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Representatives of Christ

Having now addressed the responsibilities and qualifications for the two offices found within the church, we now turn our attention toward the entire congregation, the church members. As with elders and deacons, we will study both the responsibilities and qualifications of being a church member. Here we will focus on church members’ three big responsibilities: …

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