In Love 2018-08-19T21:39:11+00:00

In Love

8/5/18 – 8/26/18

For four weeks we are going through Paul’s letter to the Ephesians; in particular, we are focusing on the concrete actions that Paul suggests as ways to build a foundation that is the love of God.

Build up. . .in Love

August 5, 2018

Paul challenges the Ephesians to live a life that is worthy of their calling in Christ Jesus. How do we live such a life ourselves? Perhaps it is by using the unique spiritual gifts God has given to us to build up the body of Christ in love.

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Live. . .in Love

August 12, 2018

Paul implores the Ephesians to be imitators of God and to live in love, remembering how Christ loved us and gave himself for us. In this inspiring message, Pastor Evan challenges us to live in love and casts a vision for what the church could be like if we were known more for what we actually do rather than just what we avoid.

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Give Thanks. . .in Love

August 19, 2018

How can we live a life of love, saying only that which builds up instead of tears down? The answer is from our lesson in Ephesians today, in which Paul encourages us to be grateful. Gratitude doesn’t just change our perspective; it actually changes us.

Gratitude Sources:

Gratitude Increases Will Power

Gratitude Helps Decrease Anxiety

Gratitude Boosts Employee Morale

Indiana University Study on Effects of Gratitude on Anxiety and Depression

Shawn Achor book, Before Happiness, which mentions the effects of gratitude

Ann Voskamp book, One Thousand Gifts, in which she chronicles a year of gratitude.

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