Hello Ephesus: Week 5

“WIVES, SUBMIT TO YOUR HUSBANDS.” This simple verse has caused more frustration, abuse, and heartache than we’d care to admit. But in this week’s message, Steve Rieske unpacks the context of the apostle Paul’s words to show that what is implied here is that this is a method and a mandate for ALL Christians to get life: by giving it. By submitting in love to one another. By bearing each other’s burdens. By giving up our lives for His sake, to find them again.

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Hello Ephesus: Week 4

In week 4 of our Ephesians series, the Apostle Paul and Steve Rieske urge us to—in light of what we have learned about Jesus and what he has done for us—walk as Children of the Light. If you’ve ever wondered how to actually live a life of light and love, this message is for you.

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Hello Ephesus: Week 3

When it comes to trying to be better people, we typically fall into one of two camps: the religious rule-followers who try really hard to get it right and judge everyone else for not doing so…or the “do-whatever-you-want-if-it’s-not-hurting-anyone” laissez-faire-ers. But there is a Third Way—the way of Jesus. Steve Rieske discusses the third way in this week’s sermon.

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The Body: Week 3

What is the body of Christ?

Is it a bunch of bodies warming a set of pews?

Is it a holy huddle of fanatics fearful of the outside world?

Or is it a Jesus-centered family of servants and disciples with a God-sized goal of spreading the Gospel?

Dan Ketterman preaches on living in a missional community in this week’s sermon.

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The Body: Week 2

The world says, "Make a name for yourself." 

Jesus says, "Do NOTHING out of selfish ambition."

The world says, "Look out for Number One."

Jesus says, "Count others more significant than yourself."

The world walks around saying, "Do you know who I AM?!"

Jesus walks around saying, "Do you know who you are?"

Steve Rieske talks about how God will deliver the greatness our hearts long for...in His time. 

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Fatherhood

“The most spiritual day could be the messiest day in your house.” - Dr. Michael Brown
What a treat to have him sharing thoughts on fatherhood this morning. Fathers get the chance to frame the culture of their family. “Fathers, don’t exasperate your children by coming down hard on them. Take them by the hand and lead them in the way of the Master.” -Eph 6:4

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