Jun 16, 2019
Rooted: Be the Church (6:19-24)
  • Jun 16, 2019Rooted: Be the Church (6:19-24)
    Jun 16, 2019
    Rooted: Be the Church (6:19-24)
  • Jun 9, 2019Suit Up – Pray (6:18)
    Jun 9, 2019
    Suit Up – Pray (6:18)
    Ephesians 6:10-18, 2:18, and 3:12, Matthew 6:9-13, Luke 18:1-8
    Click introduction video before listening to this weeks message about Prayer being a vital part of God's armor for you to stand firm in the battle you are in. 
  • Jun 2, 2019Suit Up – Get In the Fight (6:17)
    Jun 2, 2019
    Suit Up – Get In the Fight (6:17)
    Ephesians 6:17
    In today's recording we capture the Ordination of Josh Griffith as a pastor within Community Bible Church. Josh's first responsibility as a new pastor here was to bring the next sermon in our Suit Up series. Josh explains the way we can take up and utilize the last two pieces of armor: the Helmet of Salvation and the Sword of the Spirit. 
  • May 26, 2019Suit Up – Hold Up Your Shield (6:13-16)
    May 26, 2019
    Suit Up – Hold Up Your Shield (6:13-16)
    Ephesians 6:13-16 and I Peter 5:8-11
    After putting on the belt of truth, breastplate of righteousness and shoes fitted with the peace from the gospel we are called to take up the shield of faith. 
    Following this Sunday's message and closing song, Pastor Bill shares with Community the next step of faith the Lord is calling he and his family to take. 
  • May 19, 2019Suit Up: Peace Prepares and Proclaims (6:10-15)
    May 19, 2019
    Suit Up: Peace Prepares and Proclaims (6:10-15)
  • May 12, 2019Suit up: Face the Battle (6:10-14)
    May 12, 2019
    Suit up: Face the Battle (6:10-14)
    Ephesians 6:10-14, 4:23-24 and Isaiah 59:12-17
    In this message we explore the second element of God's armor to defeat the enemy: the breastplate of righteousness. 
  • May 5, 2019Suit Up: Truth vs. Lies (Ephesians 6:14)
    May 5, 2019
    Suit Up: Truth vs. Lies (Ephesians 6:14)
    In this message we explore how we can put on the Belt of Truth.  The enemy's power is in the lie. If we are able to expose the lie with God's truth we will win the battle!
    **A large portion of this message was gleaned from the book, Victory Over the Darkness by Neil Anderson. 
  • Apr 28, 2019Suit Up: The Battle is Real (6:10-13)
    Apr 28, 2019
    Suit Up: The Battle is Real (6:10-13)
    There is a spiritual battle taking place that we can't physically see, but impacts our lives on a regular basis. God has given us all we need to stand firm in the days of evil. This sermon is an intro to a mini series (at the end of our Ephesians study) on spiritual warfare and the armor of God. Today we are reminded that the battle is real. 
  • Apr 14, 2019Rooted: Counter Cultural (6:1-9)
    Apr 14, 2019
    Rooted: Counter Cultural (6:1-9)
    Ephesians 6:1-9
    In this message we continue to look at Spirit filled relationships submitting to one another out of reverence to Christ.  Specifically exploring instructions for children and parents, as well as the relationship in the NT households involving servants and masters. 
  • Apr 7, 2019Rooted: Submit to One Another (5:15-33)
    Apr 7, 2019
    Rooted: Submit to One Another (5:15-33)
    Ephesians 5:15-33
    Be filled with the Holy Spirit (vs 18).
    - Praise God from your heart with music and songs (vs 19).
    - Give thanks for everything (vs 20). 
    - Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ (vs. 21). 
    Relationship one in the home to demonstrate submitting to one another is between husbands and wives. 
  • Mar 24, 2019Rooted: Wake Up (5:1-17)
    Mar 24, 2019
    Rooted: Wake Up (5:1-17)
  • Mar 17, 2019Rooted: Live Like It (4:17-32)
    Mar 17, 2019
    Rooted: Live Like It (4:17-32)
    Ephesians 4:17-19
    Throw off the old sinful ways of your past and put on the new ways that reflect who you are in Christ. A new creation. 
  • Mar 10, 2019Rooted: Marks of a Healthy Church (4:1-16)
    Mar 10, 2019
    Rooted: Marks of a Healthy Church (4:1-16)
    A healthy local church is marked by people living in unity with one another, individuals being equipped to use their unique gifts within that body,  and everyone growing in their walk with Christ together.  This message was followed by a serving card for people to considering exploring a place to serve and use their gifts. If you are the member of a church other than Community we challenge you to ask leaders in that church how you can begin to use your gifts in that body as well. 
  • Mar 3, 2019Rooted: Full Power (3:14-21)
    Mar 3, 2019
    Rooted: Full Power (3:14-21)
    Ephesians 3:14-21 and Romans 7:21-22
    Paul's prayer in this passage reveals what needs to happen in a person's life to enable us to take transition from knowledge of who we are in Christ (chapters 1-3) to how we should live in light of our new identity (chapters 4-6). Where the first prayer in Ephesians is a request for spiritual wisdom, this prayer is a request for true spiritual growth. 
  • Feb 24, 2019Rooted: Plot Twist (3:1-13)
    Feb 24, 2019
    Rooted: Plot Twist (3:1-13)
    Ephesians 3:1-13
    Paul's digression in this passage reveals God's plan to unite Jews and Gentiles as one family, through Christ. 
  • Feb 17, 2019Rooted: United Through Christ (2:11-22)
    Feb 17, 2019
    Rooted: United Through Christ (2:11-22)
    Ephesians 2:11-22
    Our new position corporately as part of God's family. We are His holy temple.
  • Feb 10, 2019Rooted: But God. (2:1-10)
    Feb 10, 2019
    Rooted: But God. (2:1-10)
    Ephesians 2:1-10
    •  Apart from Christ we are spiritually dead. (2:1-3)
    • With Christ we are spiritually alive! (2:4-10)
      • God's work for us. (vs. 1-9)
      • God's work in us. (v. 10a)
      • God's work through us. (v. 10b)
  • Feb 3, 2019Rooted: You Already have It (1:15-23)
    Feb 3, 2019
    Rooted: You Already have It (1:15-23)
    Ephesians 1:15-23 and I Corinthians 2:6-12
    In this prayer, Paul reveals three blessings believers already have because of Christ. His request is that we would better understand the hope we have, the inheritance we are, and the greatness of God's power - available to those who believe.
  • Jan 27, 2019Rooted: Mystery Revealed (1:3-14)
    Jan 27, 2019
    Rooted: Mystery Revealed (1:3-14)
    The passage we explore today is one long (202 word) run on sentence in the Greek. Paul uses it  to highlight the spiritual blessings that come from being united in Christ so that we will be drawn to praise God for who he is and all he has done. 
  • Jan 13, 2019Rooted: Growing through Ephesians (1:1-3)
    Jan 13, 2019
    Rooted: Growing through Ephesians (1:1-3)
    Ephesians 1:1-3
    This message is an introduction to our verse by verse study through Ephesians.