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Letter to an Urban Church

Letter to an Urban Church

            What we know about God and what we do for God have a way of getting broken apart in our lives. The moment the organic unity of belief and behavior is damaged in any way, we are incapable of living out the full humanity for which we were created.

            Paul’s letter to the Ephesians joins together what has been torn apart in our sin-wrecked world. He begins with an exuberant exploration of what Christians believe about God, and then, like a surgeon skillfully setting a compound fracture, “sets” this belief in God into our behavior before God so that the bones—belief and behavior—knit together and heal.

            Once our attention is called to it, we notice these fractures all over the place. There is hardly a bone in our bodies that has escaped injury, hardly a relationship in city or job, school or church, family or country, that isn’t out of joint or limping in pain. There is much work to be done.

            And so Paul goes to work. He ranges widely, from heaven to earth and back again, showing how Jesus, the Messiah, is eternally and tirelessly bringing everything and everyone together.

            He also shows us that in addition to having this work done in and for us, we are participantsin this most urgent work. Now that we know what is going on, that the energy of reconciliation is the dynamo at the heart of the universe, it is imperative that we join in vigorously and perseveringly, convinced that every detail in our lives contributes (or not) to what Paul describes as God’s plan worked out by Christ, “a long-range plan in which everything would be brought together and summed up in him, everything in deepest heaven, everything on planet earth.”

Peterson, E. H. (2002). The Message: The Bible in contemporary language. Colorado Springs, Colo.: NavPress.
Church as an Embassy
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Church as an Embassy

Maurice Lubbers
Sunday 14 July 2019
This Sunday we conclude our series "Letters to an Urban Church" and will be looking at Ephesians 6:10-24, exploring the identity of the church as an embassy on foreign territory. 
To the family of God
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To the family of God

Szaszi Bene
Sunday 07 July 2019
This Sunday we are continuing with our series "Letters to an Urban Church" and will be looking at Ephesians 5:15–6:4 about relationships in the home and in the church. 
To the Body of Christ
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To the Body of Christ

Szaszi Bene
Sunday 30 June 2019
This Sunday we are continuing with our series "Letters to an Urban Church" and will be looking at Ephesians 4:1-16. Join us as we take communion together and reflect on the image of the church as the body of Christ marked by unity, diversity, essentiality and maturity.
The Church as a Family
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The Church as a Family

Szaszi Bene
Sunday 16 June 2019
From Ephesians 2:1-22

The church as the household of God, community, belonging, a new humanity, a community, the household of God, individuals united because they have been made alive in Christ, unity, reconciliation, belonging, one citizenship by people from diverse “countries” of origin.
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