The local church is God’s “Plan A” for the Christian life. God has established this unique, mysterious, and glorious entity to grow believers into fully mature followers of Jesus. In a short journey through Ephesians, we will see the Apostle Paul masterfully describe how each believer belongs to and functions within a local church. We are one body made up of many parts!
The Head of the Church – August 7, 2022 – In Paul’s prayer in the first chapter of Ephesians, we see Christ as our foundation: raised from the dead, seated at God’s right hand, far above all things, appointed as the head of the church. By growing in our relationship with Jesus, his blessings are poured out on us, including his hope, riches, and power.
The Heart of the Church – August 14, 2022 – In Paul’s second prayer in the letter to the Ephesians, he wants believers to understand that Jesus dwells in our hearts by faith. Our understanding of God’s boundless love compels us to glorify Christ through the church.
The Unity of the Church – August 21, 2022
The Mystery of the Church – August 28, 2022