(message begins at 28:00; Ephesians 1:3-14)
What would Jesus say to the Church of Evanston? Would it be what He said to the Church of Ephesus? ‘You have forsaken your first love.’ Let’s recover our identity! We are adopted. We are forgiven. We are redeemed. And all for one purpose: We live for Christ’s glory!
When you believed in Christ, He identified you as His own by giving you the Holy Spirit whom He promised long ago. The Spirit is God’s guarantee that He will give us the inheritance He promised and that He has purchased us to be His own people. He did this so we would praise and glorify Him.”Ephesians 1: 13-14