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Equal Under Christ: Redeeming Household Codes, Part Two (Ephesians 6:1-9)

Paul subversively undermines the patriarchalism and slavery of his day by calling all people – male/female, young/old, slave/free – to “be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ”. By doing this, Paul lights a fuse that will undo the oppressions and injustice of his culture by working within the cultural institutions and applying the Gospel to societal norms. Join us…

Be Subject to One Another: Redeeming Household Codes, Part One (Ephesians 5:21-33)

In addressing how the Gospel should be implemented in family structures, Paul subversively transforms the dominant culture’s perspective by calling for mutual submission guided by love and respect for the other. Though his culture is patriarchal, he sows the seeds of equity and justice by calling on all to stand by, for, and with the other, instead of capitulating to controlling and…

Walking with God: Reflecting God’s Love, Shining God’s Light, Revealing God’s Wisdom (Eph. 5:1-20)

Paul continues his discussion of Christian living by calling believers to “imitate God, as God’s beloved children”. He speaks of three ways in which believers do this: (1) by walking in love, (2) walking in light, and (3) by walking wisely. Paul is not interested in setting forth a series of rules as much as he is interested in speaking of a…

“Learning Christ” Part II: The Wardrobe of Christ (Ephesians 4:25-32)

Having informed his readers that they must experience a complete spiritual fashion makeover by “putting off” old behaviors and “putting on” christlike behaviors, the Apostle gives practical advice on what must be removed and what must be appropriated in order to wear the “wardrobe of Christ.” Join us tonight for our “After the Through the Bible Zoom Chat” https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89826000792 Password is the…

“It Ain’t Gonna Build Itself”: Some Assembly Required (Ephesians 4:7-16)

Paul calls the church to walk worthy of God’s calling by dwelling together in the unity of the Spirit. During his earthly ministry, Christ promised to build his church. The risen and ascended Christ has put us together and equipped us with gifts for the common good of our life together. By sharing life and gifts together, the church grows into christlikeness.…

Unity of the Spirit: Practices to Maintain Peace (Ephesians 4:1-6)

Paul begs the church to walk worthy of God’s calling by dwelling together in the unity of the Spirit. In order to fulfill this “high calling” it is necessary to cultivate humility, gentleness, patience, and forbearance. Join us for our “After the Through the Bible Zoom Chat” at 7:30 p.m. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87901487440 Password is the same for regulars. If you need it, contact…

Church Without Walls: The Third Race (Ephesians 2:11-22)

The apostle presents his most elevated teaching concerning the church by speaking of it as a “new humanity” and a “living temple” created by God to manifest God’s will in the world. Tearing down walls and manifesting God’s peace is at the heart of achieving God’s plan to unite all things in Christ. Join us for our “After the Through the Bible”…