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  • Last Sunday we heard the good word of God's continued work in His church today to display His wisdom through murderers and sinners, and to magnify the greatness of Jesus.


  • The book of Ephesians so far has given us a radical view of reconciliation, restoration and inclusion across racial, ethnic, and socio-economic lines.
     
    Last Sunday, we see the example of Paul being particularly gifted and shaped for a ministry across the Jew and Gentile racial divide. And God’s grace was given to him for others. God entrusted this great message to Paul with intention that he would display it in his life and words.


  • Like me as a parent, the world certainly wants us to stay asleep in our beds instead of taking full advantage of our freedom. The world definitely does not want me to awaken others to the freedom that can be found in Christ...


  • Through Christ, we have amazing opportunity to demonstrate inclusiveness across race, class, and age. How would the world be transformed if the church took hold of this truth and lived it out across our city?


  • It’s not hard to see the challenges of racial separation, religious distinction, age differentiation, and social classism at work against unity in the church today.

    But in Christ we have peace. He is our peace, and when we know Christ, we know a new family and a new community that is distinctly marked by radically new relationships.
     


  • Fatherhood has given me a better idea of what God’s love for us is like. Here are three reminders for you this Valentine’s Day about what God’s love is like for you as His child.


  • God doesn't operate in karma, but in grace. Where God should punish and discipline He gives mercy. Where we have loved evil, His love loved us more.

     

    The message of grace is simple to receive, but takes a lifetime to learn. We enjoyed sharing the message of grace with you Sunday, and hope that grace becomes a hallmark of how God sees us, and how we can treat others.
     


  • Ephesians 2 dives into the things working against our healthy relationship with Knowing God the Father. Specifically, the environment of the world, the sin in our heart, and the chaos/lies of the enemy, all combine in a strong storm to shake our faith and keep us from fully experiencing the love and mercy of God.


  • Lately, I have felt off and in a funk.  I have been in a season of busyness and stress since I quit my job to start my own business.  This has resulted in more stress than I am used to and a lot more deadlines that determine if my business fails or stays alive...


  • You may not know it, but there is a resource, a power, a strength that you have in Christ that is greater than any other worldly institution or spirit.

     

    Last Sunday, Pastor Shawn preached on Knowing the Power of God. Check out the Sermon Summary below.