I love preaching a series of sermons, giving me a chance to really get into a section of Scripture or a topic and “do it justice”.
I sometimes like to do this for DIG also, having written a series recently from Colossians.
I think I’ll do the same at the start of this month with the beginning of the epistle to the Ephesians.
In his greeting to the Ephesians Paul seems to write to two types of people.
He greets the saints at Ephesus; here he is speaking to all the believers in that location.
However he also greets the “faithful in Christ Jesus”.
For me this is an important phrase to understand because it says to me that there were some believers who were not faithful in Christ Jesus; and if he wrote that to the Ephesians he is also writing it to us!
The word faithful means to be trustworthy, to be sure, to be true.
Paul is saying there are believers who are trustworthy and true to Jesus Christ, to what He has done and what He has made them.
In contrast there are believers who are not trustworthy and true.
This morning we need to ask ourselves an important question, and that is am I being true to Jesus and what He has done, and can I be trustworthy with what He has given me.
Yes, you are born again so you are a saint, but are you faithful?
I’ll leave you to work that one out with the Holy Spirit!
Speak this out today….”Thank you Lord for the finished work of Jesus Christ and thank you for your church”.
Ephesians 1 v 1…..Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus