Month: August 2015

I Have a New Life – Part 1 (Ephesians 2:1-4)

December 14, 2014 [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/207753838″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] New life comes by God’s effort, not mine. Impossibilities: 1. Personal effort cannot free us from sin because we are “dead.” Death is not to cease to exist. Death is separation. Death is the native state of every person. Death extends to every person to …

I Have a New Power Supply (Ephesians 1:15-23)

December 7, 2014 [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/207574192″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] God’s power cannot be overlooked, overrated, overcome, overstated. His power is his alone. This is note the power of human potential. The greatness of his power is without limit. Where’s the power? Challenge: Am I realizing the power God offers? Do I have an adequate …

Overlooking the Obvious (Ephesians 1:15ff)

November 30, 2014 [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/207573770″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]   Life’s greatest matters are the most overlooked. Life’s Greatest Gifts: Hopeful Purpose – Apart from “the hope,” we have no hope. Secure Provision – My eternal inheritance changes everything about daily life. Inexhaustible Strength – “I pray … you will know what is the surpassing …

Security Beyond Social, Financial or Medical (Ephesians 1:7-14)

November 9, 2014 [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/207025136″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] Our Security is in God’s work. Anchors for security: I’m secure in spite of my sin because of Christ’s payment. God has dealt with my transgressions through redemption. Salvation’s process: having > listening > having = sealed I’m secure in spite of current circumstance by …

I Am Forgiven (Ephesians 1:7-8)

October 26, 2014 [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/207024318″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] We must be freed from guilt because we can’t manage it. Liberating choices: We can’t ignore our guilt; we must face it. We can’t negotiate our guilt; it requires a ransom. We can’t live with guilt; it must be sent away. Challenge: What will I …

The Choice of Love (Ephesians 1:4-6)

Sermon Notes 10-19-14October 19, 2014 [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/207023771″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] God chose us. He chose in love. If I separate this truth from love, I am wrong. He chose in creation. Creation and history have a driver and destiny. He chose according to his will. There is no basis for personal arrogance or …