A Community of Grace · Clinton, SC

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Strengthened with Power

Ephesians 3:16b-17a Paul knows that living for Christ in this new community, indeed – living in this world – will be hard, and so he prays that believers would be strengthen with power by the Spirit in the inner man. This sermon looks at the availability of power, the necessity of power and how the Spirit communicates that power to us.

Lessons in Prayer

Ephesians 3:14-19 Because this new body has been formed, and because living as one new man (unity) will be hard, Paul prays for the Church. In this sermon we focus on the how and the why of Paul’s prayer and through it we are encouraged to make prayer a priority in our lives.

The Minister of the Mystery

Ephesians 3:7-9 God has called ministers to speak forth the gospel. This calling is not deserved, comes with God’s power, is centered on the unsearchable riches of Christ and has the overall mission of bringing the gospel light to everyone. This call is not just for ministers however – it is for all who have been saved by grace and who rest…

The Mystery of the Church

Ephesians 3:1-6 The Church is to display the manifold wisdom of God in making the Gentiles fellow heirs, members of the same body, and partakers of the promise of Christ Jesus through the gospel. Along the way, we are reminded how people are saved – through the gospel.

A Portrait of the Church

Ephesians 2:19-22 Paul describes the Church as God’s Kingdom, God’s Family and God’s Temple. Being in God’s kingdom informs how we live. Being in God’s family informs how we treat one another. Being God’s temple informs us of the importance of the Church and how we are to act in it (since the temple is God’s dwelling place).

The Peace-Making Christ

Ephesians 2:14-16 The apostle Paul reminds us that Christ didn’t just bring peace – HE IS OUR PEACE and he has made us one by tearing down the wall of hostility that existed between Jew and Gentile. That he is our peace should be no surprise since this is the testimony regarding the Messiah in all of Scripture. That he can make…

Brought Near in Christ

Ephesians 2:11-13 In response to God’s great work of drawing men close to himself by his grace (2:1-10), Paul goes on to remind the Ephesian believers that they have also been drawn together to be one new people. The Gentile believers were to remember how desperate their estate was – they were alienated both from God and God’s people (they were Christless,…