Making Known the Mystery of His Will – Eph. 1:7-9

8/27/17 p.m. sermon

Apologies for the late post, but in this lesson from our “The Beautiful Bride of Christ” series looking at the book of Ephesians.  Tonight we consider a little bit deeper a smaller portion of the first chapter in which we consider the blessings of redemption and forgiveness, lavished on us in God’s grace, as he has made known the mystery of his will for saving man through Jesus Christ.

Wash and Be Clean – 2 Kings 5:13-14

8/27/17 a.m. sermon

If I were to say to you, come and be fed, and you would be filled, what would have to happen in order for you to be filled?  So why do so many balk when Jesus says, “he who believes and is baptized will be saved?” Baptism is essential to salvation, and the New Testament concept is foreshadowed going back as far as Noah in the Ark.  In this lesson we take a look at this essential part of God’s plan fr our salvation.

The Life of Christ: The Sermon on the Mount (part 1)

8/23/17 Wednesday Bible class

The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) is a fundamental passage regarding Christian conduct.  In his sermon (also recorded briefly in Luke 6), Jesus lays out his expectations for his followers.  For the next few weeks, we’ll be looking at this magnificent sermon.  In this lesson (from 8/23/17) we considered some introductory remarks, the Beatitudes, and we began to consider the teaching about salt and light.

Did You Chop Down the Cherry Tree? – 1 John 1:9-10

8/20/17 a.m. sermon

A study of confession
The story of George Washington and the cherry tree has long been used to teach children the value of honesty when we’ve done something wrong.  But sometimes adults forget that lesson.  We try to hide our “cherry trees,” rather than confess that we’ve sinned.  The Bible teaches clearly that we are to confess our sins, so that we may be forgiven.

The Beautiful Bride of Christ: An Introduction to Ephesians – Eph. 5:25-27

8/13/17 p.m. sermon

At the heart of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians is a discussion of the church, the bride of Christ.  In the letter we learn many things about God’s plan for the church, how the church came into being, who is in the church, and how the church should act.  We are going to look at all of this things and more going forward in our study of Ephesians.  In this lesson, we get an overview of the book and the people involved in its writing.