Ephesians Part 5 - Paul’s Unique Insight

Chris Brister - February 17th 2019

The religious violence of Paul's background uniquely positioned him to understand and explain the depth of the gospel and the primacy of the church.

Ephesians Part 4 - The Peacemaking Church

Chris Brister - February 10th 2019

Jesus' work restores our vertical relationship with the Father as well as our horizontal relationships with people - resulting in the groundbreaking creation of the multi-ethnic, multi-class, multi-cultural church - which remains His primary vehicle for making peace. 

Ephesians Part 3 - Learn To Sit

Ephesians 2:1-10

Chris Brister - January 27th 2019

Before we accomplish anything for Christ, we first need to understand our identity as being seated with Christ in his finished work.

Ephesians Part 2 - A Prayer for Fullness

Ephesians 1:15-23

Chris Brister - January 20th 2019

In the second half of Ephesians 1, Paul offers very little new content but includes a powerful prayer for his readers to deeply understand both the fullness of the doctrine of union with Christ as well as their responsibility to embody the fullness of Christ in the world.

Ephesians Part 1 - The Foundation of Adoption

Ephesians 1:1-14

Chris Brister - January 13th 2019

Paul opens Ephesians with an outburst of praise, outlining the many blessings and privileges we have in Christ. The source of these blessings; personally, corporately and cosmically all can be understood through the lens of adoption, and therefore should be foundational to our understanding of the gospel.