“Still Teaching and Exalting Christ through Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians…”

“Still Teaching and Exalting Christ through Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians…”

At Jesus Center Community Church, I’ve been teaching and preaching through the book of Ephesians since the month of January (2018). When I began this book series at the beginning of the new year, I thought it was going to take me about three months to complete it.

Four months later, we’re still in chapter 5. I plan to preach one sermon on Chapter 5: 1-21, and do three teaching lessons on vv. 22-33. There is indeed a lot to teach about on marriage roles in antiquity, stereotypes about male and female in antiquity, hierarchy, gender and submission issues, etc., as discussed in Ephesians 5:22-33. How did Paul respond to these complex issues? Hence, I will spend the next four Sundays in May in the fifth chapter of Ephesians.

In addition to the Bible, the sample texts below (see pics) continue to assist me in making sense of what Paul is doing in this beautiful book of Ephesians. If God willing, after I’m done with the series of preaching and teaching through Ephesians (hopefully, on the last Sunday of June: 6. 24.2018) I would love to write a small and practical book on Christian living and relations for the church and the people of God.

As the Holy Spirit continues to guide me and the people of God at Jesus Center through the ministry of preaching and teaching, in the first Sunday of July, we would like to begin a new series on the Sermon of the Mount, covering Matthew chapters 5-7.

Oh, how much I love the church and the people of God. I’m grateful to God for the ministry of preaching at Jesus Center Community Church.
What a privilege and honor to be entrusted with the souls of men and women, and little boys and girls!

Please continue to pray for my pastoral ministry at Jesus Center Community Church and the people of God at Jesus Center to truly live and embody the message of the Gospel in the city of Fort Pierce and its surrounding, and in all we do as God’s transformative agents to show mercy, kindness, hospitality, compassion, love, and care for the people in our city, the poor and the vulnerable.

Blessings in Christ,
Pastor Joseph