god at work

Message Monday 10/3/16 – Ephesians: God at Work Through The Church—Through The New Way His People Do Battle

Chuck Foreman – Teaching Pastor

“We are at the center of the conflict between Good & Evil in our world. This spiritual battle is over us. We must choose sides. When we choose God, our battle strategy is completely different than the other side.”

This week’s message, from Paul’s concluding words to the Church in Ephesus, has encouraged (or provoked 🙂) a lot of what I think is healthy discussion. I interjected some information regarding an upcoming ballot proposition here in AZ, Prop 205, which if passed will legalize recreational marijuana in our state. This spot in the message on Sunday was an application of Paul’s Belt of Truth analogy—Truth being the first indispensable piece of spiritual armor for every Christian. I believe this proposition is shrouded in false propaganda not truth. Truth protects us from Satan’s most common weapon against us, falsehood. Anytime lies and false information are used to promote an angle on any issue in our society, I feel obligated to expose what’s false and reveal what’s true. That’s what I tried to do on Sunday(more…)

Message Monday 9/26/16 – Ephesians: God at Work Through The Church—Through The New Way His People Live

Chuck Foreman – Teaching Pastor

We are not equipped to run our lives without help from our designer. This why we are apprentices of Jesus, taking our cues from him, not the world around us. As we get rid of our old selves and become new people, living life in a radically new way, the world around us is radically impacted. As we change, so will our world change. As we are renewed, so will our world be renewed. So, we do things differently once we become part God’s Family. We have taken off the old self and are becoming new people. And now God works through this new way we live to change and renew our entire world.

Message Monday 9/12/16 – Ephesians: God at Work through the Church—The Unveiling of the Mystery (Ephesians 3)

Chuck Foreman – Teaching Pastor

We are on display, whether we like it or not. The people around us and even spiritual beings in heavenly realms are watching us, God’s representatives on earth—his people—to see if God can really pull off his plan to restore our world to the goodness he pronounced on it at creation and to unite all people and all things under King Jesus.  (more…)

Message Monday 9/5/16 – Ephesians: God at Work through the Church—God Reconciles People to Each Other (Ephesians 2:11-22)

Chuck Foreman – Teaching Pastor

We live in a broken, fractured world in desperate need of healing and reconciliation. We all need God and we all need each other. But we can’t have God if we won’t have each other. We miss something very important about our Creator when we imagine that he is content to simply restore humans to a right relationship with himself. He isn’t. He’s also in the business of restoring us to each other. In fact, we aren’t rightly restored to him when we are still at odds with other people. If we want to be in on God’s plan to unite all things in heaven and on earth under Christ (the theme of Paul’s letter to Ephesus), we must be reconciled to each other. (more…)

Message Monday 8/29/16 – Ephesians: God at Work through the Church—God Reconciles People to Himself (Ephesians 1—2:10)

Chuck Foreman – Teaching Pastor

In our world gone wrong, where sometimes things just don’t add up or make sense, God is at work to one day bring all heaven and earth together under Christ’s leadership. His top priority toward that end is to reconcile people to Himself and also to each other in His universal family, the Church.

Eph.1.9-10.   “He made known to us the mystery of His will according to His good pleasure, which He purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.”  (more…)