I.D. - New sermon series starting May 13, 2012
Who are you?
How would you answer that question? Sometimes our minds go straight to our vocation: I'm a teacher, I'm a salesperson, I'm a software designer. Or maybe we see our identities primarily in our relationships: I'm a mother, a father, a husband or wife. Or maybe you see your identity in your background: I'm from Texas, I'm an immigrant, I'm the product of a broken family. Or maybe we define ourselves by our accomplishments (or lackthereof): I'm a self-made man, I'm a failure.
All of these things certainly contribute to who we are. But what is foundational? What lies at the bottom? Who are we really?
This is what the apostle Paul begins to address in his epistle to the Ephesians. In the first three chapters of this letter written to a first century church plant, Paul lays out in broad strokes what is most foundationally true about the idenity of someone who is "in Christ." As we learn who we are (and press it down ever deeper into our understanding of things) this begins to shape how we see ourselves, each other, and our calling in the world.
This is what we're going to be looking at during our Sunday morning gatherings in May and June. We hope you'll join us.
Who are you really?
5/13 - Bathed in Blessing (Ephesians 1:1-14)
5/20 - Full of Wonder (Ephesians 1:15-23)
5/27 - Alive in Christ (Ephesians 2:1-10)
6/3 - Members of a New Society (Ephesians 2:11-22)
6/10 - Partakers in a Mystery (Ephesians 3:1-13)
6/17 - Guest Speaker Ray Cannata (Redeemer New Orleans)
6/24 - Changed from the Inside Out (Ephesians 3:14-21)
*Series graphic designed by Jon Sauder