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Why I Am Not a Pessimist
by Ray Pritchard

Christians are both pessimists and optimists, but we are much more optimistic because though we see what is happening in the
world around us, we know that Jesus Christ conquered the grave. And because he lives, we too will live.

Text: Ephesians 5:15-17
Sermon Series: Soul Food: Ephesians for the 21st-Century
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Doing What You Were Made to Do
by Brian Bill

A friend of mine  was out walking in town this week when he noticed a little boy on the porch […]

Text: Ephesians 2:10
Sermon Series: Living Beyond Myself
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Praying for Your Prodigal
by Ray Pritchard

When you pray for a loved one who seems hardened against the Lord, pray that the eyes of their heart might be opened so that the light of God can come flooding in. And if that seems hopeless, at least it puts the hopeless case at God’s doorstep, which is where it belongs.

Text: Ephesians 1:18
Sermon Series: Adventures in Prayer
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Growing Deep and Serving Wide
by Brian Bill

No one can do everything but everyone must do something.

Text: Ephesians 4:7-16
Sermon Series: Saved to Serve
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Do Not Grieve the Spirit
by Ray Pritchard

It is so easy for us to be unkind and ungracious. Ephesians 4:29-32 shows us that we grieve the Holy Spirit first by rotten speech (v. 29) and second by rotten attitudes (v. 31). But these two things are not separate. Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. We must stop making the Holy Spirit weep because of our unkind words and inner ugliness. Cry out to God for his help. Ask the Lord to open your eyes and see the uncleanness within. Pray for a fresh vision of Jesus dying for you.

Text: Ephesians 4:29-32
Sermon Series: Experiencing God Today: Six Sermons on the Holy Spirit
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A Prayer for Boldness
by Brian Bill

John Ortberg tells the story about a man who wanders into a small and cluttered antique shop.  In the midst […]

Text: Ephesians 6:18-20
Sermon Series: Power Prayers
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God Has a Big Family—Part 2 “I Believe in the Holy Catholic Church”
by Ray Pritchard

“I believe in the holy catholic church.” The Apostles’ Creed   Let’s begin at the most basic point. What does […]

Text: Ephesians 4:1-6
Sermon Series: The Apostles’ Creed
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You Were Shaped for Serving God
by Brian Bill

Our fourth purpose is that we serve God by serving others. Jesus is our model: we must be available, grateful, and faithful.

Text: Ephesians 2:10
Sermon Series: 40 Days of Purpose Journey
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You Were Formed For God’s Family
by Brian Bill

The second purpose is fellowship. We commit to others by choosing to belong (membership), learning to share (friendship), doing our part (partnership), and loving believers like family (kinship).

Text: Ephesians 1:5
Sermon Series: 40 Days of Purpose Journey
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What On Earth Am I Here For?
by Brian Bill

We were created to be loved by God; we were made to last forever; and we find our purpose by getting to know Him.

Text: Ephesians 1:4
Sermon Series: 40 Days of Purpose Journey