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BOOKLETS AVAILABLE 1.Suggested donation of $2 for small and $3 for large. 2.Write your name. 3.Join a small group bible study. 4.Begin to get to know one person each week.
NAME TAGS PASTOR REUEL
WELCOME TO THE FAMILY 10 New Names Hobby/Interest
GOAL FOR SMALL GROUPS Start 12 new Bible Studies during this quarter.
CHURCH PICNIC May 18, 2014 at Wilson Park After the third service BAPTISM AT 4 P.M.
QUOTE “... today’s church is not a community but rather a collection of individuals.” p. 45
INTRODUCTION TO EPHESIANS BECAUSE OF MY BLESSINGS IN CHRIST I WILL BE PART OF A LOVING COMMUNITY WITH OTHER BELIEVERS
OUR UNITY IS THE BASIS FOR OUR COMMUNITY
BLESSED BEYOND MEASURE I WILL PRAISE THE FATHER WHO CHOSE ME, THE SON WHO REDEEMED ME AND THE HOLY SPIRIT WHO SEALED ME SO THAT I MAY GLORIFY GOD
OPEN OUR EYES OPEN MY EYES SO THAT I MAY KNOW GOD WHO GIVES ME HOPE, RICHES, AND POWER
SAVED BY GRACE I HAD NOTHING WHEN GOD BY HIS GRACE PROVIDED EVERYTHING IN CHRIST SO THAT I CAN DO SOMETHING FOR HIM
WELCOME TO THE FAMILY BECAUSE OF CHRIST’S WORK ON THE CROSS I CAN NOW HAVE PEACE WITH GOD AND BELONG TO HIS FAMILY
DON’T JUST BELIEVE BELONG!
GOD’S SECRET PLAN REVEALED EPH 3:1-13
SPECTRE Special Executive for Counter- intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion
EPH 3:2 Surely you have heard about the administration of God's grace that was given to me for you,
EPH 3:3 that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly.
EPH 3:4 In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ,
EPH 3:5 which was not made known to men in other generations as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to God's holy apostles and prophets.
PRISONER OF CHRIST EPH 3:1-5
EPH 3:1 For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles--
ACT 20:24 However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me--the task of testifying to the gospel of God's grace.
ACT 21:13 Then Paul answered, "Why are you weeping and breaking my heart? I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus."
ROM 1:16 I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.
EPH 3:13 I ask you, therefore, not to be discouraged because of my sufferings for you, which are your glory.
1 PET 3:14 But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear; do not be frightened."
MAT 5:11 "Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.
MAT 5:12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
PHIL 1:29 For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for him,
PARTNERS IN CHRIST EPH 3:6-9
GEN 12:3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you."
ISA 49:6 he says: "It is too small a thing for you to be my servant to restore the tribes of Jacob and bring back those of Israel I have kept. I will also make you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring my salvation to the ends of the earth."
LUK 2:32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel."
EPH 3:6 This mystery is that through the gospel the Gentiles are heirs together with Israel, members together of one body, and sharers together in the promise in Christ Jesus.
SOCIOECONOMIC CLASSES - USA
CASTE SYSTEM IN INDIA
PURPOSE IN CHRIST EPH 3:10- 11
EPH 3:10 His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms,
EPH 3:11 according to his eternal purpose which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.
1 PET 1:12 It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you, when they spoke of the things that have now been told you by those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Even angels long to look into these things.
LUK 15:10 In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."
Invite Friends to the Easter Musical
PATH THROUGH CHRIST EPH 3:12- 13
EPH 3:12 In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.
HEB 4:16 Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
GOD’S SECRET PLAN REVEALED PAUL – PRISONER JEWS & GENTILES – PARTNERS ANGELS – PURPOSE US – PATH
GOD’S SECRET PLAN REVEALED REGARDLESS OF THE COST I WILL SHARE THE GOSPEL OF GRACE THROUGH FAITH IN CHRIST SO THAT PEOPLE CAN HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD
EPH 3:9 and to make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery, which for ages past was kept hidden in God, who created all things.
EPH 3:7 I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God's grace given me through the working of his power.
EPH 3:8 Although I am less than the least of all God's people, this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ,
GOD USES ORDINARY PEOPLE TO CARRY OUT AN EXTRAORDINARY MISSION