This Is Who We Are in Christ! (Ephesians 1:1-14)

The following is an outline for a sermon preached at Pioneer Bible Church on May 1, 2022. The context of Ephesians is plural. Literally, Paul is speaking to "you all" throughout the letter. However, individual believers in Christ make up that group. Therefore, I have also listed each of these blessings in the first person. … Continue reading This Is Who We Are in Christ! (Ephesians 1:1-14)

Adopted and Accepted in Christ

This is an outline for the sermon at Pioneer Bible Church on February 27, 2022. Adopted and Accepted in Christ (Ephesians 1:3-6 Pt 3) Overview of Ephesians - Saints: Set Apart in Calling and Practice Chapters 1-3 Position/Calling in ChristChapters 4-6 Practice/Walk in ChristConnected by Ephesians 4:1 CHRIST IS…IN/THROUGH CHRIST WE ARE…The Chosen OneChosenThe Son of … Continue reading Adopted and Accepted in Christ

Peace in Ephesians

The following is a lightly edited outline from the sermon in the morning worship gathering at Pioneer Bible Church on February 6, 2022. Ephesians -  Saints: Set Apart In Calling and Practice Week Four: Peace in the Letter to the Ephesians (Read 2:11-22) Peace Defined: Peace in position – War with God and His people … Continue reading Peace in Ephesians

Grace Disciplines Us

Our church family is currently studying Ephesians in our morning worship gathering. We have been overviewing the book to give us a good foundation. One of the means that I have used to lead this overview is to study the main topics of the letter. Something helpful I have learned from Charles Simeon Trust workshops … Continue reading Grace Disciplines Us

Grace in the Letter to the Ephesians

Series: Ephesians – Saints: Set Apart to God in Calling and Practice Review: Week One: Overview of Ephesians Chapters 1-3 – Position in ChristChapters 4-6 – Practice in ChristConnected by Ephesians 4:1 Week Two: “Paul, the ambassador of King Jesus, writing to those who are set apart to God through trusting in Jesus Christ.” This … Continue reading Grace in the Letter to the Ephesians

Shattered Window: A Gospel Picture

I was leaning down to pick up the shattered pieces of the window to our storage room. A big, jagged hole was in the glass pane, and a long crack ran along the entire window face. Small pieces of glass were everywhere. I was a little numb. My three year old son had tried to … Continue reading Shattered Window: A Gospel Picture

Transformed as We Behold Jesus

Today was my first opportunity to preach as pastor of Pioneer Bible Church. I believed the Lord would have me give an introduction to our future ministry together as a church family. The following is an edited transcript of that introduction. By way of introduction for our time as a church family, I want to … Continue reading Transformed as We Behold Jesus

Sermon Intro – Grace and Glory (Titus 2:11-14)

Last week, we studied Titus 2:1-10. There we studied “Behavior that Matches the Good News of Jesus Christ.” Titus was called to teach the believers on Crete the kind of behavior that matches the Good News of Jesus Christ (2:1). We studied the kind of behavior that is consistent with the Good News (2:2-10). We … Continue reading Sermon Intro – Grace and Glory (Titus 2:11-14)