In Ephesians 3:7-10, Paul tells the church of the grace given to him in spite of himself for the preaching of the Gospel that is the unsearchable riches of Christ. He even speaks of the way in which these truths were hidden from the heavenly powers and known only to God. Join us this upcoming Lord’s Day as we delight in failing to find the depths of God’s grace for sinners.
Ephesians 3:4-6 addresses one of the most controversial topics of the Scriptures, the relationship of the Jews to the Gentiles in Chris’ts church. What does Paul mean they are fellow heirs, members of the same body, and partakers of the promise? This is what Paul calls the mystery of Christ now revealed. Join us this upcoming Sunday as we examine this mystery in the body of Scripture.
Paul wrote the letter to the Ephesians from prison in Rome, but here he describes himself as a prisoner of Christ. He goes on to describe himself as the steward of grace for Gentiles and receiver of revelation of mystery. What do each of these mean? Do they have bearing for us today? Join us this upcoming Lord’s day as we examine Ephesians 3:1-3 in the context of the rest of the Scriptures and God’s work in Paul.
It is a common thing among Christians to speak of Christ as the cornerstone, but what does that mean? The phrase comes from Ephesians 2:20-22, where we see the saints, regardless of background, being joined together to make a holy temple. Join us this upcoming Lord’s Day as we “deconstruct” our passage and learn what it means to be built upon Christ for the purposes of God.
After speaking directly of the newfound unity of Jews and Gentiles, Paul proceeds to speak of the preaching of Christ that brought those near and far off into access to the Father as fellow-citizens and as one household. Join us this upcoming Lord’s Day as we hear the Gospel proclaimed from Ephesians 2:17-19.
Paul, as a Jew, writes to the Ephesians who are Gentiles, and expresses fraternal love and unity. How can Paul consider them worthy of association, let alone familial love? Aren’t they unclean and unworthy? What ramifications does this have for us in the modern era? Join us this upcoming Lord’s Day as we examine the truths of God’s word as to how Christ is our peace.
One of the most confused and abused concepts in Christianity is the relationship of the believer to good works. What are they? Why do we do good works? What is the result of good works? How does this connect to our relationship to God as sinners saved by grace? Join us this upcoming Lord’s Day as we examine both our labors as Christians and our existence as the workmanship of God from Ephesians 2:10-13.
This week we come to some of the most compelling verses of monergistic salvation. Paul describes himself and the saints to whom he writes as having been dead in trespasses and sins, but now made alive in Christ. Join us this upcoming Lord’s Day as we examine the truths herein.
From the last part of Ephesians 1:20 to the end of the chapter, Paul speaks of the exaltation of Christ after his resurrection. Christ is above all rule, authority, power, and dominion, over every name that can be named, present and future. But why is this important and worthy of Paul’s prayers for revelation to the church? What does it mean for the church to be Christ’s fullness? Join us this upcoming Lord’s Day as we examine the richness and…