As Paul begins chapter three, he is ready to conclude the first part of his letter where he deals with the calling of the church. Before he begins talking about the conduct of the church, he wants to cover one more significant aspect of the Gospel – the mystery of the Gentiles being brought into […]
What Christ has done for His Church is just overwhelming! He brought people together who were far off from each other that were divided by walls of hatred, antagonism, and rejection. Those who despised each other are now united in Christ, both Jews and Gentiles! Our passage helps us see the miracle that Christ has […]
If you drive down the highway with your eyes closed, will the signs on the side of the road do you any good? The signs won’t help you if you don’t have sight. Reading the text of Mark 8:22-26, we tend to gloss over it and move on to other things because we’re not so […]
In this modern age, class distinction is seldom thought of or even mentioned among our circles of friends or family. This was not the case in New Testament times when personal life was very much determined by social and economic status. This was especially so in the Jewish culture of that time, that deemed anyone […]
In the world torn apart by racial, national, cultural, economic, and even age differences, the Church stands as the last resort where all divisions can be nullified. People from different contexts are united because of Christ and in Christ! Ephesians 2:11-13 reveals the new nature of believers in Christ that brings near people who previously […]
There are a few theologically charged passages that stand like mountain peaks throughout the Bible. Ephesians 2:8-10 is one of them. The beauty of the doctrines presented here can overshadow the effect they must produce in believers. Our goal in this sermon is to walk through the awesome gallery of doctrines and then look at […]
“Are you alive?” would be the central question of tonight’s sermon. It is one of the most important questions one might ask himself in a lifetime. God has specific criteria by which one can identify whether he is a true believer or not. Acts 9:20-31 gives us a clear direction and answer for this question.
If you were to see a dead person come to life, you wouldn’t be able to ignore or forget it. When a spiritually dead person comes to life, it is a much greater experience. In order to better understand a believer’s identity in Christ, Paul moves from the theme of God’s power expressed in the […]