Everwonder what unity in the body of Christ is supposed to look like? This Sunday we looked at Ephesians 4:116, to see how Christ builds up his church in unity and maturity. In short, through a well-tuned heart (vv. 13) and well-ordered doctrine (vv. 46), Christ, a well-supplied head (vv. 710), equips his church to be a well-developed body (vv. 1116). For me, this series ...Keep Reading
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A few of OBC's children's ministry leaders weigh in on some resources for engaging your children with the gospel during a global pandemic -- or any time....
This Sunday marks our fifth sermon in Ephesians and, with it, the consideration of the fifth sola. As our church remembers the Protestant Reformation this fall, we have sought to highlight the five solas from the text of Ephesians. After considering the material principles of the gospel in Ephesians 12 (e.g., Sola Gratis, Sola Fide, Solus Christus, Soli Deo Gloria), we con...Keep Reading
When was the last time you prayed against the devil? Or, attributed your physical pain or emotional vexations to a demonic spirit? If it has been some time (or never), it's probably because you live in 21st Century America, where the evils of the worldmoral and naturalare explained by biological factors and scientific calculation. But if you lived in 16th Century Europe, ...Keep Reading