March 15, 2015 – A Look at Ephesians, part 10 – Be Full of Jesus, Not Yourself

Preached by Rod Benner (00:45).

Rod continues a study of Ephesians.  After praying that we may be filled with Jesus’ fullness in chapter 1:16-23, Paul reminds you, in chapter 2, of where you were (dead in sin, obeying the devil) so you will better understand where you are (Jesus’ fullness).

Scripture references: Ephesians 2:1-3; Acts 8:26-40; Acts 10:1-33; Philippians 2:1-11

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March 1, 2015 – A Look at Ephesians, part 9 – The Fullness and Authority of Jesus

Preached by Rod Benner (00:50).

Rod continues a study of Ephesians.  Imagine if you had a close friendship with the chief officer of the business you work for.  Better yet, you were best friends with the President of the United States.  We may get excited thinking about the kind of influence and access we may have being a friend of an important leader, but do you know you do have access to the King of kings?  If you have a personal relationship with Jesus, then you are a friend of the most important and powerful person in the whole universe. 

Scripture references: Ephesians 1:20-23

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February 22, 2015 – A Look at Ephesians, part 8 – What Does it All Mean?

Preached by Rod Benner (00:38).

Rod continues a study of Ephesians.  Christianity is as simple and uncomplicated as saying, “Yes, God. I want you in my life.”  In doing so “the eyes of your hearts [are] enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you” (Eph 1:18).  A friendship with Jesus begins when you say to God, “I recognize that I’ve been running my own life and have been self destructing.  I understand wide is the road to eternal death and narrow is the path to eternal life. Jesus I want you in the driver’s seat; take over my life.”

Scripture references: Ephesians 1:15-20

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