Ephesians Study: Unity of the Body

[Ephesians 4:1-16] “With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” (v. 2-3 ESV) 2 With ALL humility, lowliness of mind, modesty gentleness, mildness, gentle strength (power with reserve & strength) patience, forbearance, longsuffering, steadfastness, staying power bearing […]

Ephesians Study: Abundantly More

[Ephesians 3:20-21] “Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” [ESV] God is alive. God is active. God is […]

Ephesians Study: Least of the Saints

[Ephesians 3:1-13] Paul wrote over half of the books in the New Testament. Paul knew the Scriptures well. Paul had an encounter with Jesus and a special calling to preach to the Gentiles. He had many reasons to be puffed up. Instead we read: 1 Corinthians 15:9 “least of the apostles,” Ephesians 3:8 “very least […]

Colossians Study: Ministry to Maturity

[Colossians 1:21-29] 1) Must stay DEEPLY ROOTED and FIRM IN FAITH (v. 23a) 2) Must NOT GIVE UP HOPE received (v. 23b) Warn every man Teach every man all wisdom Present every man mature in Christ 3) Must PREACH COMPLETE MESSAGE (v. 25) plērōsai (play-ro’-o) Fulfill, complete, to make full, full to individual capacity In […]

Colossians Study: The Gospel Truth

[Colossians 1:1-8] The Gospel is… Good News of God (v. 5) The Word of Truth (v. 6) The Message of God’s Grace (v. 6) Centered in a person – Jesus (v. 4) Universal – It is for the whole world (v. 6) Humanly transmitted (v. 7) Productive – Multiplies (v. 6) People believed. People were […]

More Than a Story: Humility

[Two Men Who Prayed: Luke 18:9-14] “Be humble or you’ll stumble.” – Dwight L. Moody I am the least of the apostles – 1 Corinthians 15:9 I am the very least of all the saints. – Ephesians 3:8 I am the foremost of sinners. – 1 Timothy 1:15 “I tell you, this man went down […]

More Than A Story: Persistence

More Than A Story: Persistence [Friend at Midnight: Luke 11:5-13 / Persistent Widow: Luke 18:1-8] “Prayer is not an exercise. It is the life of the saint.” – Oswald Chambers 1 Thessalonians 5:16-17 – “Rejoice always; pray continually.” [NIV] Pray without ceasing, pray constantly, never stop praying, continually be prayerful      Unceasingly – Adialeiptós (ad-ee-al-ipe’-toce) […]

Something Outta Nothing

[Elisha and the Widow’s Oil – 2 Kings 4:1-7] Now the wife of one of the sons of the prophets cried to Elisha, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the Lord, but the creditor has come to take my two children to be his slaves.” And Elisha said […]

Being A Stairmaster Outline

Being A Stairmaster Psalms 120-134 The Pattern of the Psalms: Situation of Distress / Lord’s Power / Security from God Takes over ten minutes to read these Songs of Ascents Be Free to Climb Able to come / Able to be fully present / If serve one service, attend the other Be Glad to Climb […]

Passionate Patience Outline

Here’s a message outline on Hebrews 12:1. You can download this outline below. Passionate Patience “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run […]