Sermon Text: Ephesians 2:1-5

Scriptures Referenced: Matthew 5:44-48, John 15:13, Romans 5:8, Galatians 2:20, Titus 3:4-7, 1 John 4:10

New City Catechism: Question # 31 | What do we believe by true faith? Everything taught to us in the gospel. The Apostles’ Creed expresses what we believe in these words: We believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from there he will come to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.


“Aslan!” said Eustace. “I’ve heard that name mentioned several times since we joined the Dawn Treader. And I felt – I don’t know what – I hated it. But I was hating everything then. And by the way, I’d like to apologize. I’m afraid I’ve been pretty beastly.” 

“That’s all right,” said Edmund. “Between ourselves, you haven’t been as bad as I was on my first trip to Narnia. You were only an ass, but I was a traitor.”  — C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia

"I want to believe there's a heaven. But I can't not believe there's a hell." — Vince Gilligan, The New York Times

No school of thought has a more sober understanding of human limitation, or a more hopeful answer, than the Christian one. — David Zahl


Before the Throne

In Christ Alone

Here is Love

How Deep the Farther's Love

Rock of Ages