The Gospel as a Story (Romans 5:8)

| Apr 14, 2014 | Set 4 Week 16

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…but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.—Romans 5:8 The central idea of Romans 5:8 is contained in its last four words: “Christ died for us.” This is the most amazing phrase in the Bible. Shockingly, though, we often get more excited when the Minnesota […]

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ALL of us—created for good works! (Eph 2:8-10)

| Apr 6, 2014 | Set 4 Week 15

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For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.—Ephesians […]

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The Immeasurable Riches of His Grace
(Eph 2:6-7)

| Mar 31, 2014 | Set 4 Week 14

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—and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.—Ephesians 2:6-7 In the first 10 verses of Ephesians 2, Paul’s primary focus is on our […]

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But God (Eph 2:4-5)

| Mar 24, 2014 | Set 4 Week 13

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But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 5even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved…—Ephesians 2:4-5 “But God.” These two words are filled to overflowing with gospel. For sinners like you and me who were […]

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Five Truths from Ephesians 2:1-3

| Mar 16, 2014 | Set 4 Week 12

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And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— 3among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out […]

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