In this message from the expository series on the Letter to the Ephesians, Elder Bryce describes God’s design for the pastor of a local church. It is through the local church, with God guiding an undershepherd, that He feeds His children. God gives the man a heart for the people he pastors so that he will be willing and able to teach the things they need the most in their lives.
The gospel describes our value to God. Our belief in the gospel seals our minds and hearts with the knowledge that God loves us. With this belief as our foundation, we can face the hatred and wickedness around us with a different perspective. Rather than facing hate with hate, we can face all that we see with the love of Christ pouring out of us.
Elder Bryce shows that our belief of the gospel is the key to our joy and peace. Being sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise only comes when we trust Jesus. This resolved mind will allow us to face the turmoil and wickedness that vexes the world today.
Today's edition of Triumphal Feast continues an expository look at the Apostle Paul's letter to the Church at Ephesus. In the previous episode we learned that nothing short of the gracious and awesome power of God was necessary to redeem us from our sins. Part 2 of the message "In Whom We Have Redemption" describes to us how we can face all the trials and troubles of our lives because of what Jesus has already done.
Today's edition of Triumphal Feast continues in our study of Paul's letter to the Church at Ephesus. This message focuses on chapter 1 verse 7 describing the gracious power of God needed to redeem us from our sins.
Today's edition of Triumphal Feast concludes the message "How Do I Know That I Am in Christ?" When we understand this fact, we can live in the peace of the finished work of Jesus Christ. Today's message picks up in 1st John 2:5.
Last time on Triumphal Feast we joined the Apostle Paul in his doxology about God's joyful will in salvation by grace. Today's message explores how it is that we can know that we as individuals are part of God's elect family.
This edition of Triumphal Feast concludes the message "Adoring God." In this sermon, we find that the doctrines of grace (predestination, election, etc.) are the basis for our praise to God. God had pleasure in exhibiting His love toward us in these doctrines. Therefore, it should be our good pleasure to praise Him for it!
This weeks edition of Triumphal Feast continues in Ephesians chapter 1 where the Apostle Paul writes a doxology about the grace of God. Contrary to the contemporary praise songs sung in so many churches today, the Apostle doesn't just say "God is blessed" and repeat that chorus multiple times. Paul says that God is blessed, and then he gives reasons why! The doctrines of election, predestination, justification, etc. are given as the basis for singing praise to God for His sovereign grace.
In this edition of Triumphal Feast we conclude the message "To The Saints and Faithful." Last week we learned what Paul meant by the titles "saint" and "faithful." This week we will learn how to apply those terms in our daily walk as disciples. When we understand what a glorious gift we have in the sovereign grace of God, we should respond with a thankful and faithful walk.