Sermons from January 2013

Welcome to the Family

Ephesians is a letter welcome and orientation into the family of God of some of His recently adopted children. In this overview, we are reminded of our adoption story. We were chosen by the Father, redeemed by the Son, and resurrected and empowered by the Spirit. We see our identity in the family as the children of God, the citizens of God’s Kingdom, the temple of God, the body of Christ, and the bride of Christ. We see the way God’s love for us changes all of our relationships. His love for us revealed in the Gospel of Christ crucified and risen for us enables and empowers us to love Him, one another, and those who don’t yet know Him.