Ephesians 2:11-22 New International Version (NIV)
Jew and Gentile Reconciled Through Christ
11 Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called “uncircumcised” by those who call themselves “the circumcision” (which is done in the body by human hands)— 12 remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. 13 But now i
1 Chronicles 16: 8 - 12 We can forecast our future faithfulness based upon whether we gravitate toward grumbling or we’re growing in gratitude for God’s amazing grace. We’re faced with a dilemma in this regard because most of us are natural born grumblers. Many of us whine more than we worship and we gripe more than we express gratitude.
The purpose of Chronicles is to explain the events of history and to set the record for families as they re-entered the land of promise. Th
STAYING ON THE GLORIOUS PATH Good evening brothers and sisters. Tonight we’ll be taking a look at Psalm 50. Please turn with me to Psalm 50 and read along. In this psalm we’re going to see that the Bible shows us four things: It shows us the POWER of GOD (vs. 1-6) It shows us the PROBLEM of RITUALISM (vs. 7-15) It shows us the PROBLEM of HYPOCRISY (vs. 16-21) It shows us the PROMISES of GOD (vs. 22-23) We’re going to see that God is glorious, and getting closer and closer to
Genesis 11: 10 - 32
In bringing this series to a close, I feel as if I should congratulate the congregation for your patience and your perseverance. There are few sections of Scripture more crucial for us to understand than the first 11 chapters of Genesis. This is where the story of the Bible begins. This is where we first come to understand who God is, who we are, where we come from, how we were created, what it means to be made in God’s image, how sin entered the world, a
Acts 17:16-21 (NIV)
16 While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was greatly distressed to see that the city was full of idols. 17 So he reasoned in the synagogue with both Jews and God-fearing Greeks, as well as in the marketplace day by day with those who happened to be there. 18 A group of Epicurean and Stoic philosophers began to debate with him. Some of them asked, “What is this babbler trying to say?” Others remarked, “He seems to be advocating foreign go
Genesis 11: 1 - 9
v. 4 - Think of it! A tower that reaches to the heavens. We thought that we had big ambitions. This one takes the cake. “Great idea. Let’s use bricks instead of stones. That way it will last forever.” “I’ll call the bank and set up the financing. We’ll borrow most of the money at prime plus one. We’ll rent out the lower floor for retail, put families in the middle, and reserve the top floors for multi-national corporations that need a prime location.” “I lo
Ephesians 3:14-21 A Prayer for the Ephesians
14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family[a] in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and lon
This chapter reads like an OT phone book with the numbers mysteriously left out. If you read it casually, you will pass through the 70 quickly so you can pick up the story again in Genesis 11. Some say that it would be a mistake to preach on this chapter because it is impossible to interest modern congregations in this very ancient list of names. I will leave to you to judge.
“What’s going on here?” Who are these people? Where did they come from? v. 1 - “This is