Have you ever known anyone with gifted abilities? Were they extremely funny always with a joke ready? Maybe they had the gift to listen really well or always seemed ready for extra dinner guest. Perhaps they were a great athelete who never seemed to miss a shot. What if I were to tell you that you're gifted? Actually, supernaturally gifted? As we continue our look through Ephesians, Paul is going to share with us how how God has given us gifts, and He has given us these gifts to serve and unite His Church. Listen to Lead Pastor John Almquist as he explores the next chapter of Ephesians with The Springs Community Church. Join us Sunday's 10a at the McKenna Event Center.
What about your community are you passionate about?
What would you want to tell everyone is THE most important thing to be concerned and consumed about? Hunger, homelessness, abuse, civic duty, local government, education, or art and culture are just a few that come to mind.
Consider if you were writing to a local church on behalf of God, what would be the first instruction or command you would give to them? To love others? To serve the poor? To be morally pure? To read their Bible?
While those are all good, they are not what the Apostle shows us comes first when calling the local church to live out their faith. Listen as Lead Pastor John Almquist discusses what the Apostle Paul shares must mark the local church in order for it to be a healthy, New Testament church.
Join us Sunday's at 10am in New Braunfels, Texas at the McKenna Event Center.
Likely you've been told by your parents, spouse, kids, friends, or even a complete stranger how special you are. The opposite is likely true as well. You, or someone you know, has been told how disappointing they are or made to feel 'less than'. Feeling like an outsider and the the desire to feel like an insider is not new. It has been around since before Jesus walked this Earth. The Apostle Paul addresses the discrimination of his day between two very diverse, very different people groups. From Ephesians 2:11-22 we look at Paul's instructions about how we are suppose to love one another. Pastor John Almquist looks at how we are to respond to all people. Join us 10 AM Sunday mornings at McKenna in New Braunfels, Texas.
Chances are you've seen the holiday car commercial where someone in some make-believe world walks outside their house on Christmas morning to a perfectly manicured, snow-covered lawn where a very expensive, German made, new car awaits adorned with a giant red bow. Have you ever received an undeserving gift? Maybe over the holiday you or someone close to you received a really spectacular gift. Likely it wasn't a new car but perhaps it was still breathtaking. Lead Pastor John Almquist looks at Ephesians 1:7-14 unpacking the Truth that you are treasured by God.