7th May 2017 - Ephesians 1:3-6; 2:10 - God has designed us to belong to Him. We are not designed to live a life of separation from God. Anyone who chooses to live in isolation from God sets himself/herself up for many miseries. No person has ever been intended to be a separate island.
14th May 2017 - Ephesians 5:22 through 6:4 - This will be Mother's Day. It's a God-given blessing to share in family life, as God is the original designer of the family. This is true humanly speaking, and is also true in the life of the church. Wives/mothers are key persons in the life of developing the Godly family. This will be an important message on this very special day.
21st May 2017 - Ephesians 5:1 and 2 Corinthians 11:1 - We often hear about the importance of leading on behalf of God. This message will stress the need of following ahead of leading. Only those who learn to follow are being equipped to eventually evolve into genuine Godly leaders. Learning to follow is basic or foundational. Yet, some choose to try and be a leader before they are first a genuine follower.
28th May 2017 - Ephesians 4:14-16 - This is a key feature in the way God has designed us. We are not all the same. We are all different. In our differences we resemble the way the human body functions. Each member of the spiritual body, though different, is designed to complement the overall spiritual body with his or her God-given gifts.
4th June 2017 - Ephesians 5:2-5; and 5:15-21 - Something that's often misunderstood is that Scripture is thought to be intended for the individual to read and study. While individual reading and study of Scripture is important and needed, the Scriptures are really intended for all the church to consider together. For Scripture is written for the church to understand how they are to live together. And this becomes an important artistic process as will be conveyed through this message.
11th June 2017 - Ephesians 6:10-11 - The Devil is a subtle enemy of the Christ follower. Many overlook this fact. We need to remember that the Lord is offering us abundant life both now and in the future. The Devil, on the other hand, is offering us nothing but destruction and ultimate death. Knowing your friend is most important. But we nonetheless need to know the exploitative efforts of the enemy against us.
18th June 2017 (Father's Day) - Ephesians 6:1-4 - Father's are the key persons in developing God's overall family design. We live in a day and time, however, when father's have largely abandoned their responsible role of being leaders in their home. This is why Paul's teaching is so important in this day in which many fathers have become derailed in their spiritual role.
25th June 2017 - Ephesians 4:25-32 - The spiritual teaching of Paul also has a very deep connection with moral and ethical principles. In this final message in the series we will learn from Paul some of the most important principles for life with one another. Christianity needs to be clearly understood, then practiced under the Holy Spirit's influence.