Apostles' Creed | Church
Preacher: Jeremiah Fyffe
v6 - THIS IS THE MYSTERY
v9 - THE PLAN OF THE MYSTERY
v10 - THROUGH THE CHURCH
v11 - REALIZED IN CHRIST
Yet it was the will of the Lord to crush him; he has put him to grief;
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together
And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.
And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him,
Celebration Song List
CELEBRATE Who God Is
Oh! Great Is Our God!
God Is For Us
CONNECT Our Need for Christ
His Mercy Is More
COMMUNITY In the Word and Communion
Before The Throne Of God Above
CONTRIBUTION of Praise
This Is Our God
Nailed To The Cross
Read Ephesians 3:1-13. Look at v3, 4, 6 and 9. How is Paul using the word mystery? What does it mean? Is it still a mystery?
Paul describes redemption as the “plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God, who created all things. He is grounding the plan of redemption in the plan of creation. Now read Isaiah 53:10 and Ephesians 4:13. How does it encourage the church to know that the Lord is working his perfect plan of redemption in the midst of suffering?
Verse 10 is shocking! There are three words that make the sentence explode with meaning for the church: “through the church”. God’s manifold wisdom is on display through the very existence of the church! Spend the remainder of your time discussing the implications of this verse for us as believers as we interact with the church. (If you want more fodder for these implications consider reading Colossians 1:15-22.)