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Ephesians 6:10–17

Posted:Thursday, April 19, 2018

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power.” 

We are tempted to think of weakness as a spiritual virtue, and strength and power as things to be feared. But there is nothing inherently spiritual about weakness, nor inherently wrong with being strong. The call is to be strong in the Lord. It always gets back to grace.

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Ephesians 5:6–20

Posted:Thursday, March 29, 2018

For once you were in darkness, but now in the Lord you are light. Live as children of light . . .

The light doesn’t come from us, but from Christ. And the mission of being a child of light is to shine in the darkness. Christ’s community does not exist for itself, but for his mission.

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Ephesians 4:14–16

Posted:Thursday, March 22, 2018

But speaking the truth in love, we must grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ.

If we cannot speak the truth in love it is not the truth of Christ. And if we cannot love in truth, it is not love. A community of Christ holds truth and love together.

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Presidential Series on Community

Posted:Thursday, March 22, 2018

Presidential Series on Community
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Ephesians 3:14–21

Posted:Thursday, March 15, 2018

I pray that you may have the power to...know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge...


What does it mean to know a love that surpasses knowledge? The point of theology is greater than knowledge about God. The point is to know God. But that can only happen in community. 
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Ephesians 2:11–22

Posted:Thursday, March 01, 2018

. . . you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God. When we remember that we are adopted Gentiles in the household of God, we get less interested in thinking about us vs. them. By the grace of God there is no them. Only us—who have been “brought near by the blood of Christ.”
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Ephesians 2:1–10

Posted:Thursday, February 15, 2018

But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved. The Gospel always turns on the holy word “but.” We were dead, but God made us alive. None of us can self-construct a life. But grace brings us back to life in Christ’s community.
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Ephesians 1:1–14

Posted:Thursday, February 08, 2018

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places.

Paul uses the phrase “in Christ” nine times in 14 verses. What does this mean, and why is it so important for the church to understand? To be in Christ, is to participate in his community.

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1 Kings 19:19–21

Posted:Thursday, December 07, 2017

“Inheriting the Mantle”
No matter how creative your means may be, no one really invents ministry any more than we could invent the gospel. Whether we acknowledge it or not, we all stand on the shoulders of others. In ministry we’re just participating in the next chapter of the Reformation of the church. 
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1 Kings 19:1–13

Posted:Thursday, November 30, 2017

“The Still Small Voice”
It is not as hard to find God in the dramatic moments as it is when you are alone, discouraged, and anxious. So how do we use discouragement to hear God’s still small voice? In the words of Karl Rahner this is a lonely, wintry spirituality that is full of biblical warrant. 
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