Amazing things that happened this Sunday:
-We featured a string quartet to switch things up
-Our ministry intern, Zach gave a great message
-We had FOUR new people join in our eleven20 service
-My (Chelsea) microphone stand stayed in place the entire service (some of you may have noticed last week it was slipping, slipping, slipping away)
If you missed this Sunday, you can check it out here.
An Amazing Life – Our Inheritance in Christ
This week Zach focused on the first chapter of Ephesians and the inheritance we receive in Christ. When we become followers of Christ we receive an inheritance in this life and in the “life to come.” Zach explored the idea of our inheritance as something that we can live into right now rather than waiting until we get to heaven. This idea of an “amazing life” isn’t something based on monetary success or a life of comfort. As children of God, we all are inheritors of His kingdom and we should celebrate that in the here and now.
18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people,19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. -Ephesians 1:18-19b (NIV)
1. Zach compared waiting for heaven to trying to sleep on Christmas Eve. Are you excited about heaven? Are you excited to be infinitely in the presence of God? (If you say no, I may be worried)
2. What does it mean to celebrate our inheritance now?
2 Corinthians 4:17
1 Corinthians 2:9