Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Recognizing Who You Are in Christ (Ephesians)

To coincide with our Sunday Night "Life Groups" (beginning Septemeber 15th), I will begin this Sunday (Sept. 1st) a series of messages from the book of Ephesians. For more information about our "Life Groups" and to register, go to hbcdenham.org. Come discover who you are in Christ.

This Week's Scripture Reading:
Ephesians 1:1-14, New International Version (NIV)

1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To God’s holy people in Ephesus, the faithful in Christ Jesus:

2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.

4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love

5 he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will—

6 to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.

7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace

8 that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding,

9 he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ,

10 to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.

11 In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will,

12 in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory.

13 And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit,

14 who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.

For His Glory!
Pastor Joe

Sunday, August 11, 2013

From the Pastor (week of August 12th)

Pray for Rhonda and I as we will be traveling and out-of-town Monday, August 12th through Monday, August 19th. If you have a need for a minister, please contact either Bro. Destry or Danny. Our deacons are also available to minister to you. In my absence, Bro. Danny will be preaching on Sunday, August 18th. We will also hear a testimony in worship from the Gideons.  A love offering will be received for the Gideons International at the conclusion of both morning services.

For His Glory!
Pastor Joe