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Caitlyn Stenerson
Sunday, September 3rd, 2017
Series:
We welcome the 2017 Bethel Seminary Omark Preaching Award Winner. Caitlyn Stenerson is a third-year Master of Divinity student at Bethel Seminary, Saint Paul. A 2013 graduate of Bethel University with a degree in Political Science, Caitlyn worked in state politics, political campaigns, and public relations before entering seminary. Caitlyn currently serves as the Teen Associate at Emmanuel Covenant Church, where she primarily works with pre-teen and middle school students. She is passionate about pursuing holistic ministry that transforms communities, families, and individuals through the power of Jesus Christ and participation in the life of the church.
Tara Jefferson
Sunday, April 30th, 2017
Series: A Faithful Mission: Matthew
Matthew 23 (NIV) 23 Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: 2 “The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. 3 So you must be careful to do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach. 4 They tie up heavy, cumbersome loads and put them on other people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them. Read more
Dr. Dennis Edwards
Sunday, April 23rd, 2017
Series: A Faithful Mission: Matthew
Matthew 22 (NIV) 22 Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: 2 “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. 3 He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come. 4 “Then he sent some more servants and said, ‘Tell those who have been invited that I have prepared my dinner: My oxen and fattened cattle have been butchered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet.’ 5 “But they paid no attention and went off—one to his field, another to his business. 6 The rest seized his servants, mistreated them and killed them. 7 The king was enraged. He sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city. Read more
https://sanctuarycov.podbean.com/mf/web/vnbzc9/2017_04_23.mp3
Dr. Dennis Edwards
Sunday, April 16th, 2017
Series: A Faithful Mission: Matthew
Matthew 28:1-20 (NIV) 28 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. 2 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. 4 The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men. 5 The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. 7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.” Read more
Marque Jensen, Edrin Williams, Rose Lee Norman, Tara Jefferson, Mike Hotz, Nicole Smith, Sierra Yazzie Asamoa-tutu
Friday, April 14th, 2017
Series: A Faithful Mission: Matthew
A Good Friday message focused on the last words of Christ before his death.
Dr. Dennis Edwards
Sunday, April 2nd, 2017
Series: A Faithful Mission: Matthew
Matthew 20:1-27 (NIV) 20 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. 2 He agreed to pay them a denarius[a] for the day and sent them into his vineyard. 3 “About nine in the morning he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing. 4 He told them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.’ 5 So they went. “He went out again about noon and about three in the afternoon and did the same thing. 6 About five in the afternoon he went out and found still others standing around. He asked them, ‘Why have you been standing here all day long doing nothing?’ Read more
Dr. Dennis Edwards
Sunday, April 2nd, 2017
Series: A Faithful Mission: Matthew
Matthew 20:1-27 (NIV) 20 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. 2 He agreed to pay them a denarius[a] for the day and sent them into his vineyard. 3 “About nine in the morning he went out and saw others standing in the marketplace doing nothing. 4 He told them, ‘You also go and work in my vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.’ 5 So they went. “He went out again about noon and about three in the afternoon and did the same thing. 6 About five in the afternoon he went out and found still others standing around. He asked them, ‘Why have you been standing here all day long doing nothing?’ Read more...
https://sanctuarycov.podbean.com/mf/web/hjtyhr/2017_04_02.mp3
Pastor Edrin Williams
Sunday, March 26th, 2017
Series: A Faithful Mission: Matthew
18 At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” 2 He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. 3 And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.Read more
Pastor Rose Lee-Norman
Sunday, March 19th, 2017
Series: A Faithful Mission: Matthew
Matthew 16:13-28 New International Version (NIV) 13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” 14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” 16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Read more
Dr. Dennis Edwards
Sunday, March 12th, 2017
Series: A Faithful Mission: Matthew
Matthew 15:1-28 Then some Pharisees and teachers of the law came to Jesus from Jerusalem and asked, 2 “Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? They don’t wash their hands before they eat!” 3 Jesus replied, “And why do you break the command of God for the sake of your tradition? 4 For God said, ‘Honor your father and mother’[a] and ‘Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.’[b] 5 But you say that if anyone declares that what might have been used to help their father or mother is ‘devoted to God,’ 6 they are not to ‘honor their father or mother’ with it. Thus you nullify the word of God for the sake of your tradition. 7 You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you: 8 “‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. 9 They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.’[c]” Read more
https://sanctuarycov.podbean.com/mf/web/nnndtr/2017_03_12.mp3
Dr. Dennis Edwards
Sunday, March 5th, 2017
Series: A Faithful Mission: Matthew
Matthew 13:31-33 (NIV) 31 He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. 32 Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.” 33 He told them still another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds[a] of flour until it worked all through the dough.”
Pastor Mike Hotz
Sunday, February 26th, 2017
Series: A Faithful Mission: Matthew
Mt 11:25-30 25 At that time Jesus prayed this prayer: “O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, thank you for hiding these things from those who think themselves wise and clever, and for revealing them to the childlike. 26 Yes, Father, it pleased you to do it this way! 27 “My Father has entrusted everything to me. No one truly knows the Son except the Father, and no one truly knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.” 28 Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”http://sanctuarycov.org/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php?action=wpcf_ajax&wpcf_action=pr_save_child_post&post_type_parent=sermon-series&post_id=3056&parent_id=2990&post_type_child=sermons&_wpnonce=2e02dee47e
Dr. Dennis Edwards
Sunday, February 19th, 2017
Series: A Faithful Mission: Matthew
Matthew 10:1-42 10 Jesus called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out impure spirits and to heal every disease and sickness. 2 These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (who is called Peter) and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; 3 Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; 4 Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him. 5 These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: “Do not go among the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans. 6 Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel. 7 As you go, proclaim this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ 8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy,[a] drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give. Read more
Dr. Dennis Edwards
Sunday, February 12th, 2017
Series: A Faithful Mission: Matthew
9 As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him. 10 While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew’s house, many tax collectors and sinners came and ate with him and his disciples. 11 When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” 12 On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 13 But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’[a] For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
Dr. Dennis Edwards
Sunday, February 5th, 2017
Series: A Faithful Mission: Matthew
9 As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him. 10 While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew’s house, many tax collectors and sinners came and ate with him and his disciples. 11 When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” 12 On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 13 But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’[a] For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
Pastor Edrin Williams
Sunday, January 29th, 2017
Series: A Faithful Mission: Matthew
Matthew 6:5-15, NIV 5 “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. 7 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. Read more...
Dr. Dennis Edwards
Sunday, January 22nd, 2017
Series: A Faithful Mission: Matthew
Matthew 3:13-4:11 13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. 14 But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” 15 Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented. 16 As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. 17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” Read more
Dr. Dennis Edwards
Sunday, January 8th, 2017
Series: Now More Than Ever 2017
Emphasizing the character of our reconciling movement: urban, multiethnic and multigenerational. 2 Tim 2:2: 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, in keeping with the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus, 2 To Timothy, my dear son: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. Thanksgiving 3 I thank God, whom I serve, as my ancestors did, with a clear conscience, as night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers. 4 Recalling your tears, I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy. 5 I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also. Read more
Dr. Dennis Edwards
Sunday, January 1st, 2017
Series: Now More Than Ever 2017
Being a reconciling movement is desperately needed, especially in light of current political divisions within American Christianity. Philippians 2:1-11 2 Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. 5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in very nature[a] God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; 7 rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature[b] of a servant, being made in human likeness. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross! 9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Dr. Dennis Edwards
Sunday, December 25th, 2016
Series: Becoming Ready for Jesus 2016
Pastor Lawrence Miles and Dr. Dennis Edwards
Saturday, December 24th, 2016
Series: Becoming Ready for Jesus 2016
In a joint Christmas Eve Service with Journey Community Church, Pastor Lawrence Miles and Dr. Dennis Edwards reflect on the birth of Christ.
Pastor Mike Hotz
Sunday, December 18th, 2016
Series: Becoming Ready for Jesus 2016
Isaiah 7:1-17 7 When Ahaz, son of Jotham and grandson of Uzziah, was king of Judah, King Rezin of Syria[a] and Pekah son of Remaliah, the king of Israel, set out to attack Jerusalem. However, they were unable to carry out their plan. 2 The news had come to the royal court of Judah: “Syria is allied with Israel[b] against us!” So the hearts of the king and his people trembled with fear, like trees shaking in a storm. 3 Then the Lord said to Isaiah, “Take your son Shear-jashub[c] and go out to meet King Ahaz. You will find him at the end of the aqueduct that feeds water into the upper pool, near the road leading to the field where cloth is washed.[d] 4 Tell him to stop worrying. Tell him he doesn’t need to fear the fierce anger of those two burned-out embers, King Rezin of Syria and Pekah son of Remaliah. 5 Yes, the kings of Syria and Israel are plotting against him, saying, 6 ‘We will attack Judah and capture it for ourselves. Then we will install the son of Tabeel as Judah’s king.’ 7 But this is what the Sovereign Lord says: Read more...
Pastor Rose Lee Norman
Sunday, December 11th, 2016
Series: Becoming Ready for Jesus 2016
Micah 5:1-6 (NIV) Marshal your troops now, city of troops, for a siege is laid against us. They will strike Israel’s ruler on the cheek with a rod. “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans[b] of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.” Therefore Israel will be abandoned until the time when she who is in labor bears a son, and the rest of his brothers return to join the Israelites. He will stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the Lord, in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God. And they will live securely, for then his greatness will reach to the ends of the earth. And he will be our peace when the Assyrians invade our land and march through our fortresses. We will raise against them seven shepherds, even eight commanders, who will rule[c] the land of Assyria with the sword, the land of Nimrod with drawn sword.[d] He will deliver us from the Assyrians when they invade our land and march across our borders.
Pastor Edrin Williams
Sunday, December 4th, 2016
Series: Becoming Ready for Jesus 2016
Isaiah 2:1-5 1 This is what Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem: 2 In the last days the mountain of the LORD’s temple will be established as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills, and all nations will stream to it. 3 Many peoples will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the temple of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.” The law will go out from Zion, the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. 4 He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore. 5 Come, descendants of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the LORD.
Dr. Dennis Edwards
Sunday, November 27th, 2016
Series: Becoming Ready for Jesus 2016
Isaiah 11 (NIV) A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. 2 The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him— the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord— 3 and he will delight in the fear of the Lord. Read more.
Dr. Dennis Edwards
Sunday, November 20th, 2016
Series: Becoming Radically Hospitable
Col 3:12-17 (NIV) 12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. 15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Pastor Mike Hotz
Sunday, November 13th, 2016
Series: Becoming Radically Hospitable
Acts 16.11-15 (NLT) 11 We boarded a boat at Troas and sailed straight across to the island of Samothrace, and the next day we landed at Neapolis. 12 From there we reached Philippi, a major city of that district of Macedonia and a Roman colony. And we stayed there several days. Read more
Dr. Dennis Edwards
Sunday, October 30th, 2016
Series: Becoming Radically Hospitable
Intergen Sunday: Anybody got two shirts, should share with one who has none.
Pastor Marque Jensen
Sunday, October 23rd, 2016
Series: Becoming Radically Hospitable
James 2:1-13: 2 My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism. 2 Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in filthy old clothes also comes in. 3 If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, “Here’s a good seat for you,” but say to the poor man, “You stand there” or “Sit on the floor by my feet,” 4 have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?" Read more
Dr. Dennis Edwards
Sunday, October 16th, 2016
Series: Becoming Radically Hospitable
Matt 25:31-46: 31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left... Read more
Dr. Dennis Edwards
Sunday, October 9th, 2016
Series: Becoming Radically Hospitable
Defining Hospitality – Loving the Stranger. Romans 12:9-13 9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
Dr. Dennis Edwards
Sunday, September 25th, 2016
Series: Becoming True Worshippers 2016
Micah 6:6-8 (NIV) 6 With what shall I come before the Lord and bow down before the exalted God? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old? 7 Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousand rivers of olive oil? Shall I offer my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul? 8 He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly[a] with your God.
Dr. Dennis Edwards
Sunday, September 18th, 2016
Series:
Isaiah 1:10-17New International Version (NIV) 10 Hear the word of the Lord, you rulers of Sodom; listen to the instruction of our God, you people of Gomorrah! 11 “The multitude of your sacrifices— what are they to me?” says the Lord. “I have more than enough of burnt offerings, of rams and the fat of fattened animals; I have no pleasure in the blood of bulls and lambs and goats. Read more...
Dr. Dennis Edwards
Sunday, September 18th, 2016
Series: Becoming True Worshippers 2016
1 Corinthians 14:26-40New International Version (NIV) Good Order in Worship 26 What then shall we say, brothers and sisters? When you come together, each of you has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. Everything must be done so that the church may be built up. 27 If anyone speaks in a tongue, two—or at the most three—should speak, one at a time, and someone must interpret. 28 If there is no interpreter, the speaker should keep quiet in the church and speak to himself and to God. Read more
Pastor Rose Lee Norman
Sunday, September 11th, 2016
Series: Becoming Honest with God
Romans 12:1-2 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Pastor Rose Lee Norman
Sunday, September 11th, 2016
Series: Becoming True Worshippers 2016
Romans 12:1-2 (NIV) 12 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Dr. Dennis Edwards
Sunday, September 4th, 2016
Series: Becoming True Worshippers 2016
Jesus Talks With a Samaritan Woman 4 Now Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that he was gaining and baptizing more disciples than John— 2 although in fact it was not Jesus who baptized, but his disciples. 3 So he left Judea and went back once more to Galilee. Read more.
Some problems with our understanding of worship: 1) Making worship about me 2) Missing the forest for the trees 3) Fragmentation
Pastor Rose Lee Norman
Sunday, August 28th, 2016
Series: Becoming Honest with God
My people, hear my teaching; listen to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth with a parable; I will utter hidden things, things from of old— things we have heard and known, things our ancestors have told us. Read more
Pastor Mike Hotz
Sunday, August 21st, 2016
Series: Becoming Honest with God
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. Read More
Pastor Edrin Williams
Sunday, August 14th, 2016
Series: Becoming Honest with God
Praise the Lord.[a] Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens. 2 Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness. 3 Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, 4 praise him with timbrel and dancing, praise him with the strings and pipe, 5 praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals. 6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.
Pastor Edrin Williams
Sunday, August 7th, 2016
Series: Becoming Honest with God
Psalm 3 1 Lord, how many are my foes! How many rise up against me! 2 Many are saying of me, “God will not deliver him.” Read more
Dr. Dennis Edwards
Sunday, July 24th, 2016
Series: Becoming Honest with God
Psalm 1 1 Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, 2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. Read more
Dr. Dennis Edwards
Sunday, July 10th, 2016
Series: Becoming Mature: Ephesians 2016
Ephesians 6:10-24 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Read more...
Dr. Dennis Edwards
Sunday, July 3rd, 2016
Series: Becoming Mature: Ephesians 2016
21 Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. 22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. Read more...
Pastor Edrin Williams
Sunday, June 26th, 2016
Series: Becoming Mature: Ephesians 2016
3 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. 4 Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving... Read more...
Pastor Rose Lee Norman
Sunday, June 19th, 2016
Series: Becoming Mature: Ephesians 2016
17 So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. 18 They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. 19 Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, and they are full of greed. Read more...
Dr. Dennis Edwards
Sunday, June 12th, 2016
Series: Becoming Mature: Ephesians 2016
Unity and Maturity in the Body of Christ 4 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all...
http://sanctuarycov.podbean.com/mf/web/5j7maf/2016_06_12.mp3
Pastor Mike Hotz
Sunday, June 5th, 2016
Series: Becoming Mature: Ephesians 2016
“When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him... Read more.
Dr. Dennis Edwards
Sunday, May 22nd, 2016
Series: Becoming Mature: Ephesians 2016
3 For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles— 2 Surely you have heard about the administration of God’s grace that was given to me for you, 3 that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly. Read more.
Dr. Dennis Edwards
Sunday, May 15th, 2016
Series: Becoming Mature: Ephesians 2016
11 Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called “uncircumcised” by those who call themselves “the circumcision” (which is done in the body by human hands)— 12 remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. Read more
Dr. Dennis Edwards
Sunday, May 8th, 2016
Series: Becoming Mature: Ephesians 2016
Ephesians 2:1-10 1As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. read more...
Dr. Dennis Edwards
Sunday, May 1st, 2016
Series: Becoming Mature: Ephesians 2016
Ephesians 1:15-23 15 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, 16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. read more...
Dr. Dennis Edwards
Sunday, April 24th, 2016
Series: Becoming Mature: Ephesians 2016
Ephesians 1:1-14: 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To God’s holy people in Ephesus,[a] the faithful in Christ Jesus: read more...