Jul 30, 2012
All three of today's readings reflect our broken-ness as human beings. They reflect our tendency, to get distracted by things which while very important are not central to our faith, our salvation or even the church.
In Ephesians Paul warns us against this and tells us that what is important is our unity in Jesus.
Jul 21, 2012
Paul’s radical inclusion. Ephesians 2:11-22
Paul sometimes gets a bad press, but without Paul there would probably be no church. If we look at Jesus in the four gospels we would be forgiven for thinking that Christianity was only for Jewish people. Jesus himself has very little contact with non Jewish people, and on...
Jul 16, 2012
Below plese find two links to policies relating to concerns, conflict and associated correspondence.
The first of these is a policy related to matters of conflict and concern and associated correspondence. This was approved by the Elders at their June meeting. Following a number of incidents over the last few years...
Jul 14, 2012
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Today I begin a series of Sermons on Ephesians. Today I want to both speak about today’s passage and also do a very brief introduction to the book as a whole.
Most scholars agree that this letter was written by Paul to the church in the city of Ephasis in what is modern day Turkey. It...
Jul 14, 2012
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Key Passage: Ephesians 1:3-14
This word grace, means the unmerited love of God. In 1:7-8 Paul says that this love has been lavished on us by God. The CEV usually translates the word grace as kindness or kindness that we do not deserve and the Greek word for grace has about it the idea...