What’s wrong with the world? Is there hope? (Ephesians)
Guilt, weakness, spiritual slavery, prejudice, arrogance, tribalism, conflict, war, victimhood, persecution, pain, suffering, futility, ignorance, lying, deceit, anger, theft, greed, pornography, sexual sin, darkness, fear, drunkenness, substance abuse, domestic abuse, workplace abuse, spiritual powers… In Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, he says many things about the problems we face in this world. He also gives us wonderful reasons to find life, hope and healing in Jesus Christ. Along the way, he provides practical teachings about how to respond and live together.
The gospel: beyond freedom (Ephesians 6:5–8)
What do you do if you find yourself in a situation of limited economic freedom? Paul shows how that situation can be transformed by the gospel.
The gospel for criminals (Ephesians 4:28)
Paul preaches the gospel to thieves. God’s grace gives us a new identity. That means we have work to do: not so we can take, but so we can give.