No Longer Slaves

    February 27, 2019 | Resources | Reading Guides | Teaching by Josh Graves

    Starting January 6, we will be living in Paul's letter to the believers in Ephesus. I want to challenge us to live into the truth of the great song we often sing, No Longer Slaves. If Jesus is setting us free . . . we can tangibly see the ways in which we are different; no longer needing to be captive to opinions, fear, idols, and insecurity. For those that like to read and study ahead of time (also find the reading plan in our app): 

    JAN 6 - Ephesians 1:1-14 DOXOLOGY 
    JAN 13 - Eph. 1:15-23  THE COSMIC CHRIST 
    JAN 20 - Eph. 2:1-22 GRACE IN THE MODERN WORLD
    JAN 27 - Eph. 3:1-21 EXTERNALLY FOCUSED 
    FEB 3 - (OCYG SUNDAY) Eph. 4:1-24   TOGETHER 
    FEB 10 - Eph. 4:25-5:33 NEW LIFE
    FEB 17 - (Baby Dedication) Eph. 6: 1-4 and 5:15-33 RAISING HOPE 
    FEB 24 - Eph. 6:1-23 SPIRITUAL WARFARE 

    Join us Sundays at 8:40 or 11 in person or online (via our app, or catch up on what you missed at

    NOTE: In March and April, we will be drinking deeply from the passion narrative in Mark's Gospel as we journey towards Jesus' cross.  

    Here are some books I read in NOV/DEC in prep for this series:

    J. Richard Middleton, A New Heaven and New Earth (the best theological work I encountered in 2018); N.T. Wright, Paul for EveryoneKlyne Snodgrass, NIV Application Commentary; Michael Gorman, Apostle of the Crucified Lord 

    Grace and Peace, 

    Josh Graves

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