Below is a brief review of our meeting on Sunday, followed by projection from the message.
Josh led the Call to Worship from Isaiah 42.
Matthew led us in the pastoral prayer and preached the first message in our new series, United: The Letter to the Ephesians. The message, “Unity Created” can be heard again by subscribing to our podcast here.
After the message we sang Grace and Peace.
Chris and Pat McCauley invited the church to participate in our annual Day of Prayer on January 16th, and Chris closed with a benediction.
Projection from the message:
“…that we may not esteem God’s Word according to the worth of those who bring it to us. For one of the common artifices which the devil uses to diminish reverence for God’s Word is to place before our eyes the persons who brings it. Now it is certain that we are frail vessels and of no value, yes, of no more worth than broken pots. What is there in those whom God has ordained to be the ministers of his Word? But the treasure is inestimably great at all times…” – John Calvin
“The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.” – Numbers 6:24-26
“When Christians become discouraged, feel weak and insignificant, succumb to an individualistic piety, or lose their sense of identity and purpose, Ephesians can provide the necessary reminder of the important part they have to play in God’s cosmic plan, of the fact that the quality of their life together in the Church has everything to do with the Church’s carrying out its task in the world, and of the power that has been made available in Christ to move them on toward the fulfillment of such a calling.” – Peter O’Brien
“Speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.” (Eph 4:15-16