Chapter 1

All Things Together in Christ

All Things Together in Christ

May 29, 2017  |  Joe Boot

What does it mean to bring everything together in the Messiah? What sustains all of creation?

Topic: Theology
Scripture: Ephesians 1:1-10
Christ-Centered Praise

Christ-Centered Praise

May 27, 2017  |  Joe Boot

True worship is not self-centered but Christ-centered, drawn out of us naturally as a result of what Christ has done in and through us.

Topic: Theology
Scripture: Ephesians 1:1-10

The Fullness of God. Ephesians - Part 1

July 6, 2011  |  Michael Haykin

Ephesians is the essential summary of Paul's theology, addressing the most sublime doctrines of the Christian faith.

Head Over All Things

November 25, 2012  |  Joe Boot

The Church is a kingly priesthood and we are to represent Christ wherever we are, in whatever endeavours.

Head Over All Things

November 25, 2012  |  Joe Boot
The Church is a kingly priesthood and we are to represent Christ wherever we are, in whatever endeavours.
Everything together in the Messiah

Everything together in the Messiah

May 14, 2017  |  Joe Boot

In Ephesians, Paul expounds the wonder of Christ's death, resurrection, and ascension, and then goes on to outline the implications of Gods reconciling work for the family, the church, and all creation.

The Structure & Direction of Creation

The Structure & Direction of Creation

June 1, 2017  |  Joe Boot

There is both structure and direction in God's creation, and it is being restored in Christ as all things are brought subject to his Lordship.

Topic: Creation
Scripture: Ephesians 1:1-10
The Meaningfulness of Life

The Meaningfulness of Life

May 31, 2017  |  Joe Boot

Our life doesn't just have meaning, all of life is meaningful in Christ who holds all things together.

Topic: Theology
Scripture: Ephesians 1:1-10

The Fullness of God. Ephesians - Part 2

July 13, 2011  |  Joe Boot

We lack even a rudimentary understanding of the headship of Christ and the hope of the gospel if we fail to grasp the glorious calling and the position of God's church in Jesus Christ.

Joint-Heirs with Christ

Joint-Heirs with Christ

May 30, 2017  |  Joe Boot

What does it mean to be a joint-heir with Christ? How does this relate to our adoption as children of God?

Topic: Theology
Scripture: Ephesians 1:1-10
Everything together in the Messiah

Everything together in the Messiah

May 14, 2017  |  Joe Boot

In Ephesians, Paul expounds the wonder of Christ's death, resurrection, and ascension, and then goes on to outline the implications of Gods reconciling work for the family, the church, and all creation.

The Glory of the Gospel

The Glory of the Gospel

May 28, 2017  |  Joe Boot

St. Paul's praise and prayer in his opening words to the Ephesian church is an attempt to summarize the glory of the Gospel, in spite of the limitations of human language.

Topic: Theology
Scripture: Ephesians 1:1-10
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An Introduction to Utopia

September 1, 2013  |  Joe Boot

Christianity is irreconcilable with any form of utopian philosophy. Since God is in charge of history, and has revealed the plan of his Kingdom reign, efforts to bring about utopia are acts of rebellion against God

Allotted for an Inheritance

Allotted for an Inheritance

June 2, 2017  |  Joe Boot

There are no other heirs than those who are found in Christ, Jew and Gentile, we are co-heirs with the Son.

Signed, Sealed, and Delivered

Signed, Sealed, and Delivered

May 21, 2017  |  Joe Boot
The predestination of God is the final resting place of our hearts against the uncertainties of life.
The Origin of Salvation in God

The Origin of Salvation in God

June 2, 2017  |  Joe Boot

The origin of our salvation is not found in us, but long before our personal commitments to Christ, it is in fact in God.

Topic: Salvation
The Doctrine of Predestination

The Doctrine of Predestination

June 4, 2017  |  Joe Boot

Paul's purpose when writing about the believer's predestination is to assure us of the deeper background of our redemption and to anchor us in the abiding word of God.

The Biblical View of Reality

The Biblical View of Reality

June 6, 2017  |  Joe Boot

Scripture gives us a three component view of reality: God, God's word for creation, and creation.

Topic: Theology
Signed, Sealed, and Delivered

Signed, Sealed, and Delivered

May 21, 2017  |  Joe Boot

The predestination of God is the final resting place of our hearts against the uncertainties of life.

The Riches of His Glorious Inheritance

The Riches of His Glorious Inheritance

May 28, 2017  |  Joe Boot

God's purpose in our election is not that we may rest complacently in our sense of calling, but that we may boldly assert Christ's ownership claim over the whole earth.

The Lord as Head of the Church

The Lord as Head of the Church

June 14, 2017  |  Joe Boot

The Church has authority and power to overcome all opposition because her leader and head is the Lord of all.

The Christian Hope

The Christian Hope

June 9, 2017  |  Joe Boot

The Christian hope is more than a personal, future hope, it is a corporate, present hope.

Topic: Theology
The Position Christ Occupies

The Position Christ Occupies

June 11, 2017  |  Joe Boot

Jesus Christ, the Son of God and Lord, sits at the right hand of the Father and has been placed over every authority and principality.

Enlightened Hearts

Enlightened Hearts

June 9, 2017  |  Joe Boot

We can grasp what God has for his people when we come to understand who we are in Christ.

Topic: Theology
The Riches of His Glorious Inheritance

The Riches of His Glorious Inheritance

May 28, 2017  |  Joe Boot
God's purpose in our election is not that we may rest complacently in our sense of calling, but that we may boldly assert Christ's ownership claim over the whole earth.
The Universal Jurisdiction of the Church

The Universal Jurisdiction of the Church

June 15, 2017  |  Joe Boot

The Church is not just an institution, it's an organism, and it is called out to the public affairs of the kingdom of God with universal jurisdiction.

Topic: The Church
Above Every Name

Above Every Name

June 12, 2017  |  Joe Boot

Christ has full authority in all realms, and there is no title either known by men or by angels that is not subject to Jesus Christ.

The Spirit of Wisdom & Revelation

The Spirit of Wisdom & Revelation

June 9, 2017  |  Joe Boot

The Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.

Topic: Theology

Chapter 2

By Grace You Have Been Saved

By Grace You Have Been Saved

June 4, 2017  |  David Robinson

The Bible paints a stark picture of man's bleak condition in sin. Against this backdrop, we recognize the awesome riches of God's love, mercy and kindness in the gospel.

By Grace You Have Been Saved

By Grace You Have Been Saved

June 4, 2017  |  David Robinson

The Bible paints a stark picture of man's bleak condition in sin. Against this backdrop, we recognize the awesome riches of God's love, mercy and kindness in the gospel.

The Fullness of God. Ephesians - Part 3

July 20, 2011  |  Paul Martin

Sin has ruined us. But God is great, and He has made us alive through Christ.

The Prince of Peace

The Prince of Peace

December 4, 2016  |  Joe Boot

Man cannot attain true peace on his own because peace at its root is about restoring his relationship to God.

The Peace of Christ

The Peace of Christ

June 11, 2017  |  Joe Boot
The solution to world peace is not found in altering man's socio-economic conditions; the problem is man himself. Man's hostility toward God is at the heart of the human condition.
The Peace of Christ

The Peace of Christ

June 11, 2017  |  Joe Boot
The solution to world peace is not found in altering man's socio-economic conditions; the problem is man himself. Man's hostility toward God is at the heart of the human condition.
The Prince of Peace

The Prince of Peace

December 4, 2016  |  Joe Boot

Man cannot attain true peace on his own because peace at its root is about restoring his relationship to God.

Chapter 3

The Mystery of Christ

The Mystery of Christ

June 18, 2017  |  David Robinson

God is uniting all things in heaven and on earth through the church and making a new humanity composed of Jews and Gentiles united.

The Fullness of God. Ephesians - Part 4

July 27, 2011  |  John Mahaffey

The theme of Ephesians is the Church. Paul is saying in this book that the Church of Jesus Christ is at the center of the eternal purposes of God.

The Mystery of Christ

The Mystery of Christ

June 18, 2017  |  David Robinson
God is uniting all things in heaven and on earth through the church and making a new humanity composed of Jews and Gentiles united.
The Ministry of the Holy Spirit

The Ministry of the Holy Spirit

July 6, 2017  |  Willem J. Ouweneel

The Spirit of God will enlighten our hearts so that Christ will become our all and everything.
View the full sermon 'Rooted and Grounded in Love.'

Topic: Theology
Rooted and Grounded in Love

Rooted and Grounded in Love

June 25, 2017  |  Willem J. Ouweneel

To comprehend the love of God we must first grapple with the love that moved God to come into the world to become a sin offering.

Rooted and Grounded in Love

Rooted and Grounded in Love

June 25, 2017  |  Willem J. Ouweneel

To comprehend the Love of God we must first grapple with the love that moved God to come into the world to become a sin offering.

Christ must dwell in our Hearts

Christ must dwell in our Hearts

July 4, 2017  |  Willem J. Ouweneel

Christ must not only occupy our thoughts, he must dwell in our hearts as Lord.
View the full sermon 'Rooted and Grounded in Love.'

Topic: Theology

Chapter 4

The Unity of the Spirit

The Unity of the Spirit

July 2, 2017  |  Joe Boot

Unity in Christ does not mean perfect agreement or the absence of differences; it means community in the midst of differences.

The Fullness of God. Ephesians - Part 5

August 3, 2011  |  Michael Haykin

We live in a world riven by divisions. Unity is a challenge for the Church.

The Purpose of the Ministry of God's Word

The Purpose of the Ministry of God's Word

July 13, 2017  |  David Robinson

The church needs faithful men called to preach and teach God's word to equip us in every good work.

View the full sermon 'Church Growth.'

Topic: The Church
Scripture: Ephesians 4:7-13
Church Growth

Church Growth

July 9, 2017  |  David Robinson

Every part of the body needs to function properly for the body to be healthy and capable. Love loosens the joints in the body motivating us to take action and to serve the church.

Church Growth

Church Growth

July 9, 2017  |  David Robinson

Every part of the body needs to function properly for the body to be healthy and capable. Love loosens the joints in the body motivating us to take action and to serve the church.

The Metric for Church Growth

The Metric for Church Growth

July 11, 2017  |  David Robinson

St. Paul gives us a metric for the growth of the church, the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.

View the full sermon 'Church Growth.'

Topic: The Church
Scripture: Ephesians 4:7-13
The New Self Created by God

The New Self Created by God

July 26, 2017  |  David Robinson

The new self that we are to put on is created and given to us by God to wear.

View the full sermon 'Dressed in Christ.'

Topic: The Church
Dressed in Christ

Dressed in Christ

July 16, 2017  |  David Robinson

Paul's metric of church growth is Christ himself. We are to grow up into the fullness of Christ by walking with and wearing Christ. These are metaphors for repentance.

Dressed in Christ

Dressed in Christ

July 16, 2017  |  David Robinson
Paul's metric of church growth is Christ himself. We are to grow up into the fullness of Christ by walking with and wearing Christ. These are metaphors for repentance.
An Image of Repentance

An Image of Repentance

July 25, 2017  |  David Robinson

To put off the old self and to put on the new self is an image of genuine repentance.

View the full sermon 'Dressed in Christ.'

Topic: The Church
The Bleak Picture of Natural Man

The Bleak Picture of Natural Man

July 18, 2017  |  David Robinson

Scripture paints a bleak picture of the natural man, and Paul's diagnosis reveals that the problem lies in the heart and the mind.

View the full sermon 'Dressed in Christ.'

Topic: Salvation
Be Imitators of Christ

Be Imitators of Christ

July 23, 2017  |  Russ Hiebert

The power to maintain alignment of our position in Christ with our lives and practices is found in Christ who is the fragrant sacrifice.

Be Imitators of Christ

Be Imitators of Christ

July 23, 2017  |  Russ Hiebert

The power to maintain alignment of our position in Christ with our lives and practices is found in Christ who is the fragrant sacrifice.

Chapter 5

The Fullness of God. Ephesians - Part 6

August 10, 2011  |  Dan MacDonald

Paul tells us how to walk (i.e. live) in response to the gospel: Walk in love, walk as light, and walk carefully.

Walk as Children of Light

Walk as Children of Light

July 30, 2017  |  Russ Hiebert
To preserve the quality of our conversation, we're to fill our talk with thanksgiving. This raises the bar and keeps us from immoral conversation.
Walk as Children of Light

Walk as Children of Light

July 30, 2017  |  Russ Hiebert

To preserve the quality of our conversation, we're to fill our talk with thanksgiving. This raises the bar and keeps us from immoral conversation.

Be Filled with the Spirit

Be Filled with the Spirit

August 6, 2017  |  David Robinson

Paul's command to be filled with the Spirit means to continually abide with and to walk under the influence of the Spirit's power and authority.

Be Filled with the Spirit

Be Filled with the Spirit

August 6, 2017  |  David Robinson
Paul's command to be filled with the Spirit means to continually abide and to walk under the influence of the Spirit's power and authority.

The Way Forward - Biblical Law and Sexuality

October 19, 2013  |  Joe Boot

The modern church has routinely ignored the answers in God's law to such questions, yet His law points to the only route to human flourishing.

Chapter 6

The Fullness of God. Ephesians - Part 7

August 17, 2011  |  Victor Shepherd

There is nothing God-honouring at any time about being an unnecessary victim, especially in a spiritual war. We must put on the whole armour of God, so that we might withstand the attacks of the evil one.

The Family and the Kingdom - Overview

January 4, 2009  |  Joe Boot
The family is God's basic institution, and the church is God's family, of which Christ is head. The true and only source of power in life is the Holy Spirit, and His power manifest in a life of obedience to the gospel of God. As we are transformed by a full-orbed gospel, our families, and thereby the church, will be transformed and prepared to engage culture at every level.
The Decline of Christianity?
Debate

The Decline of Christianity?

May 11, 2017  |  Joe Boot

Large numbers of people within the church are abandoning the plain teaching of Scripture in the realm of sexual ethics, and symptomatic of a broader rejection of the authority of God and his Word for all of life. Mainstream Christianity may be on the decline, but faithful, Bible-believing churches are growing larger and stronger.

Scripture: Ephesians 6:13
Courage Under Fire
Blog Entry

Courage Under Fire

May 19, 2017  |  Joe Boot

In a time of increasing hostility towards the truth, we are not to take flight but fight in prayer for the courage we need to speak the truth with boldness.

Topic: Culture