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Identity in Christ

Identity in Christ

February 2019
Pastor Lukus Counterman
Sun, Feb 17, 2019
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39 mins 56 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - The Holy Spirit imparts spiritual blessings to believers, marking them as belonging to God and assuring them of their future with him. That is what we discover in Ephesians 1:11-14, the final segment in Paul’s overflowing Trinitarian praise. He has exalted the Father as the planner and initiator of redemption. He has praised the Son as the central figure and securer of redemption. And now, Paul highlights the Holy Spirit as the agent who bestows the blessings of redemption and seals believers to final day of redemption. May all our praise be directed to God for his glorious grace in salvation.
Pastor Lukus Counterman
Sun, Feb 10, 2019
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50 mins 45 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - Ephesians 1 is a run-on sentence of overflowing trinitarian praise. The Father is praised for his electing work in salvation. The Son is praised for his redeeming work in salvation, and the Spirit is praised for his sealing work in salvation. Paul is in awe and wonder at the glorious grace of God. He is captivated and confounded as he considers the spiritual blessings of the past, present and future. In Ephesians 1:7-10, the focus of the text is on the glorious work of the Son. He has redeemed enslaved sinners. He has forgiven all our transgressions. And he is uniting all things in heaven and on earth to the praise of his glory. May the Lord give us the emotional response of praise in response to the abundant outpouring of his grace.
Pastor Lukus Counterman
Sun, Feb 03, 2019
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59 mins 52 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - The work of the Father in the salvation of sinners should bring us to points of praise. Though human vocabulary is inadequate in its expression of God’s immeasurable and infinite work, Paul identifies three things that we should thank God for – election, predestination, and spiritual blessing. The tone of the opening chapter of Ephesians is one of adoration, thanksgiving, and praise for God’s glorious grace. May our hearts be consumed with the praise because sinners who deserve only wrath become objects of God’s love. Soli Deo Gloria