In Christ: The Life You Want, The Connection You Need (Series)
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The Story at Ephesus - Epehesians 1:1-2 (Notes)
You are Blessed, Part 1 - Ephesians 1:3-14 (Notes)
You are Blessed, Part 2 - Ephesians 1:5-7 (Notes)
You are Blessed, Part 3 - Ephesians 1:3-14 (Notes)
Accessing Your Spiritual Account - Ephesians 1:1-14 (Notes)
Praying for Proficiency, Part 1 - Ephesians 1:15-23 (Notes)
Praying for Proficiency, Part 2 - Ephesians 1:15-23 (Notes)
Praying for Proficiency, Part 3 - Ephesians 1:15-23 (Notes)
The Story of Redemption - Ephesians 2:1-3 (Notes)
Redemption and Spiritual Death - Ephesians 2:1-3 (Notes)
Redemption and Spiritual Life - Ephesians 2:4-5 (Notes)
Redemption and Our Position - Ephesians 2:6-7 (Notes)
Redemption and God's Grace - Ephesians 2:8-9 (Notes)
People are busy, schedules are filled, and there are now so many online options for “virtual church.” So you may wonder, if you can watch a service from home when it fits into your schedule, then is it really necessary to be part of a local church? In his letter to the Ephesians, the Apostle Paul conveys two huge truths. First, believers are united in Christ. It’s a truth that defines our position and describes our possessions as believers. Second, believers are stronger and more effective together. Our connection in a local church is our primary place to exercise spiritual gifts, find encouragement, grow spiritually, receive support, and engage in God’s kingdom. When believers experience true biblical community, it will enhance our personal walk with God and show why we are stronger together. Join us as we study God’s desire for Christians and the Church.
Paul is the senior pastor of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, GA. He received a B.A. in world religions from the University of Georgia, a M.Div. in biblical languages from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D in Christian counseling from Adonai University. In the past 14 years, he has been a part of planting eight churches (five in pioneer areas). Paul has worked extensively as a counselor. In addition to numerous discipleship resources, he has published three books including Eight Questions and the God Who’s Asking, Christ Is All You Need, and 1 Samuel. Paul has been married to Brea Bell for 21 years, and they have two daughters (Shana and Kaylee).