Misfits on a Mission, Finding Identity in Jesus

Sermon Series

“Kingdom Hybridity” (Ephesians 2.11-22)

In the second half of chapter 2, Paul teaches that the cross of Jesus does more than just reconcile people to God, it also reconciles people groups to one another. Namely, Jesus’s life of self-sacrificial love shows us the way to peace and tears down the divisions between people of different cultures. The Way of…

“Finding Identity in Jesus” (Ephesians 1.3-14)

Today in the United States, many people are experiencing an identity crisis. The labels and categories that used to provide a sense of security and purpose no longer do. To make matters worse, identity has become highly divisive. Race, culture, ethnicity, gender, orientation, partisan politics, and faith are just a few of the areas where…

“A Place of Power” (Acts 19.1-20)

Power is one of the main themes of the New Testament book called “Ephesians,” written by the apostle Paul for circulation among the churches of “Asia.” For example, in chapter one Paul prays for Jesus’s disciples to have power like the power God exerted in raising Jesus from the dead (v.19-20) and praises Jesus for…