The Church – A Shared Life

ZNA-441 890219PM Our shared life THE CHURCH: OUR SHARED LIFE EPHESIANS 1:4 0A Christian physician wrote some powerful words once that portray our life in Christ’s body as seen through our human bodies – Sometimes a dreaded thing occurs in the body – mutiny...

Assurance Of Election

ZNA-440 890226AM ASSURANCE OF ELECTION Ephesians 1:3-4 We just finished the evidences of election. Remember them? PAUL CERTAINLY DID… As he sat in far-off Corinth, many months later he reflected on what was so fixed in his memory. As he wrote to this dear...

Concepts Of Redemption

ZNA-412 890813AM REDEMPTION Eph. 1:7 Slaves and slavery evoke images in our minds – from our own early years as a nation and stretching back to ancient times. Listen to Wm. Barclay the liberal commentator of England a generation ago, who writes: “A slave was not...

God’s Inner Circle

ZNA-410 890827AM GOD’S INNER CIRCLE EPH. 1:8-10 Join me in Eph. 1:7-10 as I read from J. B. Phillips’ translation and emphasize this portion of God’s word. “Praise be to God for giving us every possible spiritual benefit in Christ! For consider what He has done...

Heirs Of God

ZNA-408 890910AM HEIRS OF GOD Ephesians 1:11-12 In 1930 an author named Boyden Sparkes recounted the life of the greatest miser America has known. Hetty Green was her name. The book about her life was called The Woman Who Loved Money. In 1916 this heiress died in an...

Spirit Sealed

ZNA-407 890917AM SPIRIT SEALED Ephesians 1:4-6 God’s master plan for the church has 3 parts: – Eph. 1:4-6 starts in eternity as God united us with Christ which: Justified us Adopted us Reconciled us Remember that it meant: • In justification the sinner stands...

Spirit Sealed Pt 2

ZNA-405 890924AM SPIRIT SEALED PART 2 Ephesians 1:13-14 As you are opening to Eph. 1:13-14, let us point out to you that the subject of the Holy Spirit is a vast one that touches on the very heart of our ministry. In fact, I’ve been collecting reports on various...

Knowing God

ZNA-400 891022AM KNOWING GOD Ephesians 1:15-23 Text: Eph. 1:15-23 This week something took place that has touched each person who saw it: FACES OF CANDLESTICK PARK The first and most vivid sight of the great quake were the “faces of Candlestick Park”. Remember them?...