Great Expectations

In this series, which covers Ephesians 4-6, we will examine our response to the gift of grace given each of us. We'll take an in-depth look at expectations in marriage, friendships, the marketplace, and our communities.

The Expectation to Fight for Your Faith // Ephesians 6:10-20
2/23/14, Jeremy Self

In attempting to live a "Kingdom way of life", we will face opposition. Paul closes out the letter to the Ephesians with instructions on how to face the opposition and how to fight for your faith.

The Expectations of Employees and Employers // Ephesians 6:5-9
2/16/14, Alex Alexander

While the issue of slavery is not as common in society as it once was, Paul's words to the Ephesians can help us gain a clear understanding of how to be a great employee or a great boss.

The Expectation to Parent with Grace // Ephesians 6:1-4
2/9/14, Jeremy Self

As we embrace the grace God offers, we begin to give it-creating a solid foundation for growing morally strong and spiritually motivated children that mirror's God's love, reflects His forgiveness, and displaces fear as a motivator for behavior. Here's the link mentioned on Grace-filled parenting: CLICK HERE.

The Expectation of Wives & Husbands // Ephesians 5:22-31
2/2/14, Alex Alexander

Paul addressed the issue of marriage by commanding that "wives submit to your husband" and "husbands love your wives". In this message, we take a look at the practical and spiritual implications of this passage.

The Expectation to Sing // Ephesians 5:15-21
1/26/14, Jeremy Self

One of the great expectations of our walk (the way we live) is that we would experince Spirit-filled worship by lifting our voices to praise and sing!

The Expectation of Walking in Love & Light // Ephesians 5:1-14
1/19/14, Alex Alexander

Paul eehorts us to be 'imitators of God" by both walking in the love of Christ, and putting the sin of our pash behind us and walking in the light.  

The Expectation of Putting on the New Self // Ephesians 4:17-32
1/12/14, Jeremy Self

After entering into a personal relationship with Christ, the Bible talks about leaving your past life (the old self - sin, habits, etc...) behind and putting on "the new self" (putting God's ways into practice).

The Expectation of Belonging To A Local Church // Ephesians 4:1-16
1/5/14, Alex Alexander

Why is that so many of us don't fully embrace the expectation that we are part of a local church? In this message we unpack a new definition of church and the importance of belonging to one.