Ephesians 3:1-13 Paul A Prisoner Of Christ

John Bunyan, the author of Pilgrim’s Progress, wrote an autobiographical book called, ‘Grace Abounding’. As you come to the end of this book John Bunyan is in prison and his wife, Elizabeth, is trying to procure his freedom. What was the crime that he had committed that caused him to be put into prison and labeled a pestilent-fellow and a disturber of the peace? What had he done that resulted in him being hated by the judges before whom he would try to plead his case? He was in prison for preaching the gospel. While Bunyan was in prison Elizabeth went before the judges to plead for his freedom. She spoke to each of them but she found that not one of them had any compassion for them. They tol

Ephesians 2:14-22 The Beautiful Church That Jesus Has Created

This week, Gerry Sandel will be putting out three Sunday School devotionals which pertain to Mark 13. Mark 13:1-2 says, “And as He came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, ‘Look, Teacher, what wonderful stones and what wonderful buildings!’ And Jesus said to him, ‘Do you see these great buildings? There will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” I wonder how the disciples felt when they heard Jesus’ words? Were they shocked and saddened? Were they in disbelief that something like this could happen to the Temple? Could they even imagine a world where there was no Temple in Jerusalem? On this particular day the disciples attention had been draw

Ephesians 2:11-22 part 2. Brought Near By Christ

Our text this morning is found in Ephesians 2:11-22. (14-18) Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called “the uncircumcision” by what is called the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands— remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he

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