Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide SA
SUN 11-JUL-2021 - 11 AM Sermon
Rev Dr Greg Elsdon
Pentecost 7 – The 'Epistle to the Ephesians' is a general letter that could be addressed to any church, anywhere. It doesn't mention Ephesus or any other place by name, it contains nothing personal, and it's not in Paul's style. It was probably written by one of Paul's disciples as a summary of Paul's teaching, and it sets out to convince the reader about what God is actually up to in our flawed and broken world. We enter into God's family not by force, power or coercion, but by the open generosity of adoption. All are special and loved, and there is nothing that we can do to make God love us more or make him love us less. God's extravagant grace is more than the subject of beautiful hymns sung in church; it is about real life, real things, real messiness. We are urged to participate in God's good grace with our daily transactions, as we deal with people we know or don't know, with people we love or can't love, with people who make life a joy or make it a misery. According to Paul, that is God's grand vision.
Ephesians 1: 3-14

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