Teachings from March 2021

“Imitator of Christ” – Ephesians 5:1-23 (Tuesday 3/30/21)

In Chapter 5 of Ephesians the emphasis is on being an imitator of Christ.  To do this we must be willing to submit to Christ for the sake of His purpose. We are not to walk with the world but in thankfulness.  We are to expose the darkness by the light which is the truth (God’s Word).

“Triumphant Entry” – Luke 19:28-44 (Sunday 3/28/21)

Luke 19:28-44 describes Christs entry into Jerusalem as the Messiah and How Jesus does and uses things we wouldn’t expect, like an unbroken donkey which would have been impossible to ride.  Jesus was prepared and is prepared for every situation in your life.  The Pharisees however in verse 39 wanted Jesus to rebuke the disciples for worshipping Him, but Jesus said even the stones would cry out if they kept silent.  Finally in verse 44 Jesus warns that because they…

“Walk in Unity” – Ephesians 4 (Tuesday 3/23/21)

To walk worthy of your calling means to walk with unity in mind with lowliness, gentleness and long suffering. We are like a brick in the building that houses God.  Not one brick is better than the other and all have a certain location. The Holy Spirit gives each Christian the gift needed for the particular place they are to fill in God’s building.

“I’m a New Creation” – Ephesians 2:10-22 (Tuesday 3/21/21)

This sermon is a continuation of the Ephesians Bible Study Teaching and describes who we are in Christ. Jesus has made the uncircumcised (gentile believers) circumcised through Christ who has cut away our sinful flesh (Ephesians 2:11, Colossians 2:11)  Jesus has broken down that wall that separates us from God and from the Jews and has given us peace and is our peace (John 14:27, Isaiah 9:6, Luke 2:14, Romans 5:1, Philippians 4:6-7, Isaiah 26:3-4) This means that we do not…

“Manifold Wisdom of God and the Abundance of Grace” – Ephesians 3 (Tuesday 3/16/21)

In Ephesians 3 verse 1 Paul says he is a prisoner of Christ Jesus for you Gentiles.  He does not say he is a prisoner of Rome, but of Jesus.  He recognized God’s sovereignty and God used him mightily.  In our life we should recognize that God is in control and submit to His will for the sake of bring others to Christ.  Paul goes on to explain in chapter 3 the mystery (Romans 11:25 and 16:25), that has been…

“Who is Jesus?” – John 10:30 (Sunday 3/14/21)

Who is Jesus?  First we see that He is God.  In John10:30 it says “I and My Father are one.” Also in Philippians 2:5-6 it says Jesus was equal with God.  In John 1:1 and John 1:14, it is clear that Jesus is the Word and the Word was God.  Then we see that He has all power in Acts 10:38 it says “God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good…

“Dead No More” – Ephesians 2:1-9 (Tuesday 3/9/21)

Ephesians 2: 1-9 Ephesians chapter 2 continues to describe what we have in Christ.  Jesus made us alive when we were dead in sins through the riches of Gods mercy and love. We are raised up together with Christ and are sitting in heavenly places. We are saved by grace through faith. Even our belief is by the grace of God. So many people focus on their sins and get in front of the cross.  We should focus on what…

“God is Enduring” – Psalm 136 (Sunday 3/7/21)

In the book of Esther, Esther held a banquet for Hammond and the King.  Hammond was responsible for setting up the order to have God’s people killed and for building gallows to hang Mordecai (Esther’s uncle who was mourning at the gate, but had been a loyal servant of the king).  In God’s mighty sovereignty, Mordecai was hung on those very gallows.  God is always faithful even when all the circumstances are against you.  God has a plan.  God’s plan…