Having established predestination in Ephesians 1:4-6, Paul moves on to declare the redeeming work of Christ in light of the Father’s decree. The suffering of Christ becomes forgiveness in riches of grace lavished in wisdom and insight. Join us this upcoming Lord’s day as we hear God’s Word proclaimed in Ephesians 1:7-8.
Predestination is a doctrine beloved by many and hated by others. What does it mean that God chose sinners before the world began? The 1689 Confession speaks of it as a doctrine that does “afford matter of praise, reverence, and admiration of God, and of humility, diligence, and abundant consolation to all that sincerely obey the gospel.” (III.7) Join us this upcoming Lord’s Day as we hear God’s Word proclaim this incredible aspect of God’s plan of redemption for sinners.
This upcoming Sunday, we will continue in Ephesians 1:3. Paul declares that God has given us every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, in the high heavens. Beautiful and poetic, but what does that mean? How does that affect our perspective on this present world and the world to come?
What is promised to Christians by God? Where do they come from? How are they received? Paul breaches these profound questions in Ephesians 1:3 on the heels of his proclamation of blessing in 1:2. Join us this upcoming Lord’s Day as we hear the word of God proclaimed from this passage.
Paul often opens his letters with “graces” where he makes a benediction for the audience. So what is this “grace and peace” he speaks of to the church in Ephesus? Is this a mere formality, or is something more profound declared here in at the beginning of Ephesians? Join us this upcoming Lord’s Day as we hear the Word of God proclaimed from Ephesians 1:2
This upcoming Lord’s Day, we begin a new series at Miller Valley going through Paul’s letter to the church at Ephesus. In the introductory sermon focusing on Ephesians 1:1, we will be examining the context, audience, and themes of this beloved epistle. Join us as we come to hear God speak from his living Word.
The final verses of Paul’s letter to the Galatians contain a declaration of the true cost of following Christ as well as the superlative benefits in peace and mercies. Join us at Miller Valley this upcoming Lord’s Day as we examine what the nature of a benediction is in terms of promises of God.
As Paul draws the letter to the Galatians to a close, he beautifully and succinctly summarizes the argument he has carefully constructed for the Gospel and against the Judaizers. He addresses the hypocrisy of the Judaizers in contrast to Paul’s own desire to exalt Christ, the cross by which he has been saved, and the new creation it produces.Join us here at Miller Valley Baptist Church this upcoming Lord’s Day as we examine these subjects and partake of the Lord’s…
This upcoming Lord’s Day we will be resuming our series in Galatians, picking up in chapter 6 verse 9. What does it mean to reap in due season? What is the context of Paul’s exhortation to do good to all and especially the household of faith? Come join us this Sunday as we worship the God of heaven and earth, the Lord of the Harvest.
This upcoming Lord’s Day, our senior pastor, Chris J. Marley, will be out of town preaching in Savannah, GA at Christ Centered Reformed Baptist Church, then Grace Baptist Church in Taylors, SC, and finally Covenant Reformed Baptist Church in Easley, SC. During that time, Pastor Chris L Marley will be preaching the AM services out of John. Come and join us!