The Ministry of Mysteries (Eph 3.8-13)

Most people enjoy a good mystery. That’s why mystery novels and movies and games are so popular with so many people. Apparently the apostle Paul enjoyed a good mystery, too – though for a very different reason. For Paul, it wasn’t about solving the mystery. It was about proclaiming the mystery! In this sermon, we…

The Great Purpose of the Church (Eph 3:1-7)

Some people are confused about what the church is for. From stained glass in the windows to Slurpees in the café – different people can have wildly different expectations. This is why it is so important to let the Bible rather than personal preferences set our expectations. In Ephesians 3, the apostle Paul uses his own relationship to the Gospel to outline for us God’s great purpose for His church.

Saved! (Eph 2:1-10)

The word save means different things to different people. For example, a banker has a different concept of saving than a soccer goalie does. But when it comes to being saved in Jesus Christ, the Bible gives us a clear picture of what God means by the word. In this sermon from Ephesians 2:1-10, we…

Growing Prayers (Eph. 1:15-23)

Many faithful Christians struggle in their prayer lives, and one of the reasons we struggle is that we are not quite sure what to pray. We know all about the obvious prayers (the “give us this day our daily bread” variety) and the vague prayers (the “God bless so-and-so” requests). But after a while, we…

The Inheritance Blessings

It would be strange indeed to go to a sporting event and hear no cheering. Yet in a sense, that’s what happens when Christians receive “every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places” in Jesus (Eph. 1:3) but then fail to give praise to God. In this sermon, we consider two more blessings we have in…