Our Current Sermon Series

“Is the Church Essential?”

Selections from Ephesians that Highlight the Church

Is the church essential? That was a question asked by many in the COVID lock-downs era. It’s a very important question!

To many people, the church appears “non-essential” or “optional” or “Something I attend occasionally, or when it’s convenient.” Many who call themselves “believers” haven’t made a genuine commitment to a local church. Some are too busy to attend or to get involved. And some have been hurt by bad experiences and never returned to worship. Sadly, it’s also true that many who attend have no real understanding of what the Church is — or what it could be for them.

Paul, the apostle, gives us a grand and glorious vision for the Church as it should be — the way God intends it to be. I expect that if we were to live up to that vision, we’d be able to see how important and valuable it is for us to prioritize making an active commitment to joining a local gathering of Christ-followers. That’s an essential step for our spiritual growth and maturity, as well as for God’s plan and purpose.

Explore with us what Paul’s letter to the Ephesians teaches us about God’s plan and intention for his Church. Each Sunday, come prayerfully and with high expectations as we begin to collectively become a local expression of the body of Christ.

    †  Sunday, October 1:
        “The Body Glorious” (Ephesians 3:14–21)
        Pastor Jeff’s sermon

    †  Sunday, October 8:
        A special guest presentation
        Hans Wilhelm — Author of “China Hans”
        Hans' message

    †  Sunday, October 15:
        “The Body United” (Ephesians 4:1–6)
        Pastor Jeff’s sermon

    †  Sunday, October 22:
        “The Body Equipped and Functioning” (Ephesians 4:7–13)
        Pastor Jeff’s sermon

    †  Sunday, October 29:
        “The Body Maturing and Growing” (Ephesians 4:14–16)
        Pastor Jeff’s sermon

    †  Sunday, November 5:
        “The Body Set Apart as Holy” (Ephesians 4:17–24)
        Pastor Jeff’s sermon

    †  Sunday, November 12:
        “The Body Responsible And Caring for One Another” (Ephesians 4:25–32)
        Pastor Jeff’s sermon

    †  Sunday, November 19:
        “The Body as the Fullness of Christ” (Ephesians 1:15–23)
        Pastor Jeff’s sermon

    †  Sunday, November 26:
        “Organizing Your Devotional Life” (Ephesians 6:10–20)
        Pastor Jeff’s sermon

See Pastor Jeff’s five previous message videos on this page.

Find all of Pastor Jeff’s previous “Romans” videos here.