Sermons

How to Experience Spiritual Victory

This past week brought the 75th anniversary of D-Day, when thousands of young men advanced into a life-or-death battle to win freedom for the people of Europe.  The New Testament passage we come to today in our study through the book of Ephesians is all about the battle underway today, the battle to bring spiritual…

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How to Change Bosses Without Changing Your Job

Christ in the Workplace Photo

An engineering graduate from Massachusetts Institute of Technology was in his first ever career job interview when the Human Resources representative asked the question he’d been waiting for: “What range are you looking for in starting salary?”  A smile came to his face as he decided to swing for the fence. He has massive student…

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How to Follow Christ as a Family

Roses Photo

When you read the New Testament account of Mary and Joseph leaving their son behind at the Temple, it’s easy to wonder how on earth they forgot that child? It happens. At the end of first grade, my parents packed me and seven other Cavanaghs into a station wagon to camp our way across the…

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The Power of Love & Respect in Marriage

As Aretha put it, every marriage needs plenty of love, and more than a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T. The Ephesians passage we come to today presents the most powerful choice a husband and wife can make in how they treat each other. What’s in here, when it’s rightly understood and put into practice by both husband and…

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Exercising Gratitude

Gratitude Photo

We are going to exercise this morning. We’re going to exercise a muscle group that often gets neglected. For the typical person, this muscle group is weak because it is rarely used; it’s not often stretched and exercised. I’m talking about exercising gratitude. Expressing thanks and praise and appreciation. Writer Jim Glassman points out “a…

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How to Follow Jesus Today

Today’s Scripture Reference: Ephesians 5:1-17 “Like father, like son.” You’ve probably heard the expression. Whether that’s a young boy wanting to shave like Dad, or the imitation steering wheel my car seat had way back when to steer just like Dad, it is normal for boys to want to grow up to be just like…

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Falling Madly in Love with God

Ephesians 3:14-21 Erin picked up a bottle from the grocery store shelf and read, “Blueberry Pomegranate, 100 percent juice, all natural.” The label displayed the image of a ripe pomegranate spilling its glistening seeds onto mounds of plump, perfect blueberries. Then she turned to the ingredients list. By law, food ingredients are listed in descending…

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Our Unique Privilege

Welcome to our study of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. Before we jump into this week’s passage, let’s take a step back to consider why we take the time to revisit these ancient documents, to unpack them and apply them to ourselves today. We’ll get there by way of a scene written by Oxford math…

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