Sermons on Salvation
Not knowing who we are in Christ can lead us to adopt false identities. In this introductory message to the book of Ephesians, Paul lays out for the believers what their real identity in Christ was. That reality is true for us as well.
Are there moments when you feel you are living in a world where you can’t see the way forward? In those moments of darkness we wish we had someone to take us by the hand and lead us forward. In our text today Jesus radically transforms a man’s life who is blind because the man refused to let Jesus pass him by. His pain is the very thing that leads him to cling to Jesus.
You’ve not only thought it, you’ve probably said it. “The world is against me.” But reality can often be far from it. Joseph (and Jacob) have every reason to think that. But they learn that God is actually working through those very struggles for thier good. He is doing the same thing in your life.
Do you know who you are? We’re not talking about who your driver’s license says you are. But do you know your identity as a child of God and how that impacts your life? Knowing you identity changes provides confidence in your destiny!
Paul is “astonished” by a young group of believers- but not in a good way. His response to them gives us one of the most powerful explanations of how we are saved by faith in Jesus.
The son of God stops for a road-side beggar. The encounter is a display of the amazing mercy of God. You might be inspired to cry out for mercy as well.