The Believer’s Personal Resurrection – Ephesians 2:1-10

Ephesians 2:1-10 – The Believer’s Personal Resurrection Resurrection Sunday Morning Sermon First Baptist Church of Ticonderoga, NY The literal, physical resurrection of Jesus Christ is an undeniable, historical event. There were over 500 witnesses that saw Jesus alive after he had been crucified (1 Corinthians 15:6). There are many who believe in the historical fact … Continue reading The Believer’s Personal Resurrection – Ephesians 2:1-10

A Brief Outline of Paul’s Letter to Titus

Some explanations have been added. I. Greeting and Purpose Statement (1:1-4) Purpose Statement: "…for the sake of the faith of God's elect and their knowledge of the truth, which accords with godliness, in hope of eternal life…” Titus 1:1b-2a Definitions Godliness – devotion to God. The fruit of godliness is right living, or godly living. … Continue reading A Brief Outline of Paul’s Letter to Titus

Marriage Is A Picture of Gospel Submission

So far we have discussed that God's original and ongoing purpose for marriage is to picture Christ and His Church. In the last post it was pointed out that marriage is a picture of Jesus' union to the Church. In this post we will discuss one of the more difficult subjects in marriage. The topic … Continue reading Marriage Is A Picture of Gospel Submission

Marriage Is a Picture of Jesus’ Union to the Church

So far in this series of posts we have discussed the original and ongoing purpose of marriage. Marriage is a picture of Jesus and His Church. Although it is a mystery that was not known until the New Testament, marriage's purpose has always been to picture Jesus' relationship to the church and the church's relationship … Continue reading Marriage Is a Picture of Jesus’ Union to the Church

Marriage — A Picture of Jesus and His Church PT 3 — The Current Purpose for Marriage

In the last post, we discussed God's original purpose for marriage. In this post, we will look at God's current purpose for marriage. God has an original purpose for marriage, which is to picture Jesus and the Church. What about for here and now? How can we get to here and today? God's current purpose … Continue reading Marriage — A Picture of Jesus and His Church PT 3 — The Current Purpose for Marriage

Marriage – A Picture of Jesus and His Church PT 2 – God’s Original Purpose for Marriage

In this post we will discuss God’s original purpose for marriage. God's original purpose for marriage is to picture Christ and His Church As one reads Ephesians 5:22-33, he realizes that Paul quotes Genesis 2:24 in Ephesians 5:31. Ephesians 5:32 tells us that the words of Ephesians 5:31 are a mystery referring to Jesus and … Continue reading Marriage – A Picture of Jesus and His Church PT 2 – God’s Original Purpose for Marriage

Marriage – A Picture of Jesus and His Church PT 1

Our church family recently celebrated the marriage of a young couple. There is another couple in our church family who will celebrate 60 years of marriage this week. Marriage has been in the spotlight for a few weeks in our church family, so we took time to study the purpose of marriage as defined by … Continue reading Marriage – A Picture of Jesus and His Church PT 1

There Is One God and Father of All (Ephesians 4:6)

We have seen six things that unite the church of Jesus Christ. There is one body, one Spirit, one hope, one Lord, one faith, and one baptism. In this final post on Ephesians 4:4-6 we will see there is one God and Father of all. Let's keep this in context. The "all" here is not … Continue reading There Is One God and Father of All (Ephesians 4:6)

There Is One Baptism (Ephesians 4:5)

All true believers in Jesus Christ are part of the universal church, the one body. All true believers share one Spirit, one hope, one Lord, and one faith. Those in Christ also share one baptism. This is not speaking of water baptism. There are brothers and sisters in the body of Christ who have major … Continue reading There Is One Baptism (Ephesians 4:5)