As Paul wraps up his opening comments to the church at Ephesus, he offers a prayer for them that is centered around the theme of God’s power displayed in the resurrection and exaltation of Christ. As we ‘know’ God and grow in our understanding of His incredible power, we will deepen in the hope of our calling, realize the riches of the glory of our inheritance, and embrace the surpassing greatness of His power.
The Mercy that God Displayed to His Once Orphaned Children Impacts the Mercy that His Adopted Children Display to Orphans
The more Christians understand their former position as an orphan, the greater burden they will have for orphans. The more Christians worship the God who displayed mercy to them, the more they will show mercy to orphans. Orphan care is a visible picture of the gospel.
Can the divide between the races be healed? This message explains that the gospel is God’s power, not only to reconcile us to Himself, but also to reconcile all believers, of every race, to one another. Listen to this sermon to hear about how Jesus Christ brings men and women from every tribe and tongue into union with Himself through faith.
The Bible teaches that Christ is the head and authority in the local church, and He exercises His authority through His Word. But Christ also distributes certain responsibilities and powers in the church to pastors and to the congregation.