Got Peace?

Steve Swartz

12/8/19

Description:Steve SwartzScripture Reader: Phil Lakaszcyck Psalm 2Peace is to “Destroy the authority that establishes chaos.”!

Hope in Dire Straits

Danny Ovalle

12/1/19

Description:Acts 3:1-10Scripture Reader: Joyce LaRosa"Around this time of year, many people find themselves in hard times. The numbing cocktail of the holiday merriment, mixed with a splash of the pain of missing a loved one – or perhaps not having a loved one – is all too often too painful to bear. We are all too aware that the holidays serve up a specific degree of trouble or difficulty, that without the medicine of HOPE, despair grips, chokes and paralyzes. Thank God for the HOPE of the gospel of Jesus Christ!"

When God Changes Your Clothes

Danny Ovalle

11/10/19

Description:Ephesians 4:17-24Thank God for the truth and freedom He has revealed in Ephesians!We now move into the second half of the letter and into an emphasis by the Apostle Paul on what the Christian life looks like. The first half of this epistle has a laser focus on God creating a new person in Christ. Chapters 1-3 are filled with God-statements of truth! There is no calling you to do anything, but to believe what God alone has done to you, for you in Christ! Chapters 4-6 tells us what this new creation actually looks like, partially in this life, and completely in glory!This half describes what new birth looks like in the life, the now life of the Christian. New Birth = New Life! Because the new birth is so powerful, it produces a new way of living! Born anew...live anew! Now born anew, we do not live a-old, we live a-new!This new life in Christ occurs because of a fundamental garment change!

Going Deeper in Christ: When God Calls Your Name Twice

Danny Ovalle

11/3/19

Description:Ephesians 4:11-13The words “Fill, full, fullness, filled, filling” appears in the Bible 463 times! These concepts infer we haven’t arrived. Our need to grow in Christ, be filled with the Spirit, and have our cup overflow remind us that we leak through the cracks in our lives, and that God is the one that continually fills us. Both Ephesians & Colossians are full of the concept. There is more territory to conquer!“There is much unconquered territory in my nature, scourge out the buyers and sellers of my soul’s temple, and give me in return pure desires, and longings after perfect holiness.” -Unknown. Valley of Vision Puritan PrayersAnd even greater than our desire may or may not be, God’s desire to continually bring us into the “whole measure of the fullness of Christ” doesn’t ever fade. He is committed to bring you from death in sin, to fullness in Christ! In His pursuing love, He will bring you and I from one degree of glory to another in the Treasure of Jesus!2 Corinthians 3:17-18 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. (18) And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.He does this awesome transforming work in the most unusual ways, and at the most unusual times. He causes you to grow when He calls your name twice! (Not audibly, but figuratively).

The DOWN-reach Promise

Danny Ovalle

10/13/19

Description:Ephesians 4:11-14 | Genesis 3Scripture Reader: Mark Soucy

The DOWN-reach Priority

Danny Ovalle

10/6/19

Description:Ephesians 4:11-13Scripture Reader: Ellen Soucy

Unity in Heaven & On Earth

Danny Ovalle

9/22/19

Description:Ephesians 4:1-6Scripture Reader: Mark Soucy

A New Creation! Now What?

Danny Ovalle

9/15/19

Description:Ephesians 4:1Scripture Reader: Fran Webber (Hebrews 10:19-25)

The Real Lord’s Prayer

Danny Ovalle

9/8/19

Description:Ephesians 3 | Luke 11 | John 17Phil Lakaszcyck , Scripture Reader

God Leads, We Follow

Danny Ovalle

9/1/19

Description:Ephesians 3:14-21Psalm 23 | John 10:1-11Acts 1 & 2Jesus leads His church and they follow as they commune with Him in prayer. He does more than we can ask or imagine, for His glory, our good and for the furthering of the unstoppable gospel!Scripture Reader: Fran Webber

Lord, Please Show Me Your Glory

Danny Ovalle

8/25/19

Description:Ephesians 3:14-21 and Exodus 33Ephesians Series, Part 17

Power to See The Love of Christ

Danny Ovalle

8/18/19

Description:Ephesians 3:14-21Scripture Reader: Fran Webber

A Mystery Now Revealed

Danny Ovalle

8/11/19

Description:Ephesians 3:1-13Scripture Reader: Phil Lakaszcyck

Where Does God Dwell?

Danny Ovalle

8/4/19

Description:Ephesians 2:19-22 (Part 14) tells us that God dwells in His Son, and in those who are in Jesus, by faith alone. And where He dwells, all manner of ill will be done away with, and the help of the Spirit will prevail!Ellen Soucy, Scripture Reader (Acts 17:22-25)

Do You Believe?

Steve Swartz

7/28/19

Description:Steve Swartz brings today’s word that will set you free!Scripture Reader: Maria Baudler

Journey of Faith

Scott Higgins

7/14/19

Description:Scott Higgins shares his journey of faith. God is good, and worthy of praise!

Gospel Oneness: Simple & Complex

Danny Ovalle

7/7/19

Description:Ephesians 2:11-22We are made one with God and one with one another by the simple love of Christ and the depths of His law-keeping and His blood shed on the cross. On this ground we have forgiveness of sin and righteousness declared over us who believe!

One

Danny Ovalle

6/30/19

Description:Ephesians 2:11-22God has made us one with Him, and one with one another, by the blood of Jesus Christ...and not by our deserving, striving, merits or our performance.He has made us one by the shed blood of Jesus on the cross!

The Stench of Death & The Fragrance of Life

Danny Ovalle

6/23/19

Description:Ephesians 2:1-10The stench of death is the stream we swim in all the week long. From the stench of unbelief that opens wide the smells of bad attitudes, short patience, discouragements galore, we live in this world all too much. Delayed hope, haunting memories of lost loved ones, worries that bind us up and faith that is easily extinguished. We need the sweet smelling aromatherapy of the gospel of our Lord, who was raised from the stench-tomb and now stands in victory as THE FRAGRANCE OF LIFE!The murder of The Author of Life was a stench of death…turned into the fragrance of life!

Raised to New Life

Danny Ovalle

6/16/19

Description:Ephesians 2:1-10 (Part 10)Not one of us remembers being born. How many here have been born? How many here remember it? We don’t. In order to understand what took place those few years ago, someone else must tell us. As is our natural birth, so is our spiritual birth. Here in this classic passage of scripture, we are told the truth of the situation by God Himself. And it is nothing less than the amazing grace of God that has saved us. Do closely note here what God is saying about your new life in Jesus…and what He is not saying. Listen closely. Your joy in Jesus, your effectiveness in ministry and the vitality of your spiritual life depends on understanding, and seeing, and savoring the amazing grace of God that raised you from the dead and gave you new life!You did not raise yourself by your decision, yielding, obedience or surrender. God, single-handedly, and with no strings attached raised you to new life!

Christus Victor!

Danny Ovalle

6/9/19

Description:Ephesians 1:19b-23Scripture Reader: Gil MalfattiEphesians 1:19b-23 is the explanation of the Genesis passage that Gil just read (Gen 1:1-15).For all intents and purposes, this crucial opening storyline in the Bible is a power-battle, a heavy-weight power-lifting competition. And the contestants are humanity, a fallen angel and The Lord God. Will the real Supreme power please stand up?Christus Victor conquers the one who conquered the human race, including you and me!“He breaks the power of cancelled sin, He sets the prisoner free!” (Rock of Ages)

God Doubly-Reveals

Danny Ovalle

6/2/19

Description:Ephesians 1:15-23 (Part 8)We need the work of the Holy Spirit, to take the revealed word of God in the Bible and make it known to us in time and space!And its to this end that Paul prays. And so ought we.God is and has power to make the glorious riches of Christ knowable, experiencable and enjoyable!

Jaw-Dropping Sovereignty

Danny Ovalle

5/19/19

Description:Ephesians 1:3-14The anthem of praise to the Triune God -Father, Son and Holy Spirit reveals the reality of God’s jaw-dropping Sovereignty and Authority in His amazing, saving love!

God Sees Something Beautiful

Danny Ovalle

5/12/19

Description:Ephesians 1:3-14 tells us that God sees something beautiful in His Son Jesus Christ ... and in us who are in Christ! Let this love of God wash over you today!Video played at the end of the message is here: https://youtu.be/aW8BDgLpZkI

God's Greatness in Our Smallness

Danny Ovalle

5/5/19

Description:Ephesians 1:1 Today we venture off into our sermon series in Ephesians. We explore the elements in this introduction that tell us something about the (small a) author of this letter, something about the recipients of this letter and something about the (capital A) Author.There is the all-sufficient, life-saving, life-revolutionizing grace of God for the religious and the irreligious alike!

Our Inner Thomas

Brad Townley

4/28/19

Description:Pastor Brad Townley brings an insightful message from the account of Doubting/Believing Thomas.John 20:24-31

Tetelestai: The New Moses, The Parting Crowds & God’s Final Exodus

Danny Ovalle

4/14/19

Description:Today we explore the truth of the events surrounding Holy Week, kicked of by the triumphal procession on Palm Sunday.

Ephesians: Staggering Newness in Christ

Danny Ovalle

4/7/19

Description:In this ‘on the ground’ overview of Ephesians, Pastor Danny presents a survey of this letter and several compelling reasons why it is worth digging into. Join us as we explore Ephesians together.

Ephesians: The New Humanity

Danny Ovalle

3/31/19

Description:Today we explore some of the 20 foot flyover details of Ephesians, this book's place in the storyline of the Bible and our place in the storyline of Ephesians"The Old Testament tells us how the story begins.The Gospels tell us who the story is about.The Epistles (Ephesians) tell us what the story means.Revelation tells us how the story ends.We need it all." -Pastor Nate PicowiczThe main theme of Ephesians: The New Humanity (Created)Established & ExpressedGod’s ARRANGEMENT, ACCOMPLISHMENT & APPLICATION of a New Humanity in Christ replaces failed old humanity in Adam! Tune in...

Ephesians: 10,000 Foot Flyover

Danny Ovalle

3/17/19

Description:This 10,000 foot flyover of Ephesians includes this video by The Bible Project. You can watch the video referenced at the 25 minute mark of this message here: https://youtu.be/Y71r-T98E2Q