Over the past couple of weeks, I have been working through Paul's Letter to the Ephesians for the adults of our church on Sunday morning.
In doing so, my Spirit feels so refreshed and renewed from studying this letter and crafting sermons to share the Gospel for our community. The first 2 chapters in particular address the Good News of Jesus Christ - the work of the Father for every person through his son.
As I thought about what to post this week, I kept returning to the idea of sharing an excerpt from my sermon. I believe this letter - short of what we observe from the actual act of Jesus himself in the cross and resurrection, as recorded in the Gospels - offers the most robust treatment of the why Jesus matters for our world and what to do about it.
Read how Paul opens his letter to the church in Ephesus, beginning with chapter 1, verses 3-14: