Paul encourages the Ephesians to stand strong in the Lord, having put on the armor of God.
Why do we read scripture during a worship service? This sermon offers four things about the Bible that make it essential to our identity as disciples of jesus and a centering point in worship.
What is the Bible, really? How does an ancient book relate to our lives in the twenty-first century?
What do Acts 15 and the first two chapters of Galatians have in common? They both talk about the first big debate over ethnic identity in the church. Some of the early Christians said you had to be circumcised and assimilate into the Jewish culture in order to be a true disciple of Jesus. They debated the topic in Acts 15 in Jerusalem. The Apostle Paul was very opposed to this teaching. That’s what he’s talking about in his letter to the Galatians.
Spend six weeks with me digging in to the story of Jesus’ life according to Luke. This version of the Gospel paints Jesus as a defender of the weak, the oppressed, and the outcast.