From Larue Baptist Church, recorded July 31st, 2016. This sermon, or a version of it, would have been released on July 17th, 2016, but we experienced a power outage.
Psalm 42 & 43
Ephesians 1:17–23. Every Christian needs better vision in order to see spiritual realities more clearly. As a lasting model for us to follow today, Paul prays that believers would see the hope of God’s calling, the riches of his inheritance in the saints, and the power of Jesus’ resurrection that is still at work in the church. What a prayer to pray!
Ephesians 1:15-17: Pastor Josh illustrates Paul's instruction to the Ephesians on prayer, highlighting that in these three short verses, we learn why we pray, when to pray, what to pray and to whom to pray.
The sermon is preceded by scripture readings of Psalm 5 and Luke 11:1-13.
Jesus is Immanuel--but more than “God with us,” Jesus is “God became us”! This matters because the Incarnation makes it possible for Jesus to deliver us from sin and death and for him to intercede for us. If it weren’t for the event that Christmas signifies, we would be lost. But praise be to God for sending his Son to be our Savior!
The LORD’s ruler will rise from death to rule in righteousness, ushering in peace, the knowledge of God, and great praise and rejoicing.
The LORD’s ruler, who sits eternally on David’s throne, will turn his people’s gloom into rejoicing. He will turn their obscurity into fame. He will do this be executing justice and righteousness.
In the face of international calamities hitting close to home, God’s people must not look for refuge in the nations of earth. Instead, God’s people rest in Immanuel. God’s people must not be unsettled by fear. Instead, they must rest in Immanuel
Pastor Josh preaches through Ephesians 1:7-10, a passage that reveals God's plan to redeem His people through the outpouring of the blood of Jesus Christ.
Pastor Josh preaches through Ephesians 1:3-6 for the second time, this time highlighting the "who, what and where" of God's blessings.
Our first trip through Ephesians 1:3-14, focusing on God's blessings.
Pastor Josh was invited to join Dan Demura for a two–hour live radio program. Scott Spears, station manager at WWGH 107.1 (http://www.wwgh1071.com/) led Josh and Dan through a discussion on the Bible, contemporary culture, the afterlife, and the Christian faith. The program was recorded on October 8, 2015.
Pastor Josh begins his series on Ephesians with an introduction to the book and a deep look at verses 1 & 2.