Ephesians 4.1-16 – All of Life for Jesus

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Ephesians 4.1-16, Tristan.

1. Paul’s agenda for the Ephesians
As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. (Verse 1)

2. Jesus’ agenda for his church
Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. (Verses 11-13)

3. Our agenda at BPC
Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work. (Verses 15-16)

All of life lived for Jesus

Series: All for Jesus: Vision Sundays

40 Rockets

At BPC our desire is for all people to follow Jesus. 40 Rockets is an easy to read book full of tips and encouragements to help us talk to our friends about Jesus. It’s full of practical ideas to make gospel conversations an achievable reality.

In first term of 2018 we’re hoping everyone will read through 40 Rockets, and we’ll be talking about it at church, at Small Group, as we catch up for coffee… so that together we’ve got talking about Jesus on the agenda.

On March 28th, author Craig Josling will be speaking at our 40 Rockets Dinner, helping us see the value of talking with people about Jesus.

We have copies on sale at church for $10. Grab one and start reading!

Colossians 1 – All for Jesus

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Colossians 1, Bryson.

Gurus, cats, and BPC
1.0 God’s agenda
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. (v15-16, NIV)
And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. (v18-20, NIV)

2.0 Paul’s agenda
We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ. (v28, NIV)

3.0 Our agenda
All for Jesus

Series: All for Jesus: Vision Sundays