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Our Spiritual Armor

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Senior pastor Walter opens Ephesians 6:10-17 to show how the spiritual battle won by Jesus plays out on the field of the Christian life. While we often think of the evil forces as either exotic or irrelevant, Paul reminds us that their aim is mundane (to usurp the glory of God), and the spiritual armor God […]

Our Families and Jobs

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Senior pastor Walter opens Ephesians 6:1-9, Paul’s instructions to parents & children, and to masters & bondservants. Because every Christian is fundamentally a child of God and a slave to Christ, what we think about God’s Fatherhood and Masterhood over us will inevitably shape how we obey and how we lead.

Our Marriages

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Senior pastor Walter opens this controversial passage about marriage in Ephesians 5:21-33. He argues that headship and submission are not synonyms for command and obey, but postures based on temporary positions in certain relationships. Above all, Paul is eager to show how both husbands and wives imitate the self-emptying, other-empowering love of Christ, as a picture of […]

Our Beloved Boundaries

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Ephesians 5:1-21 teaches that God loves us so much that he wants us to be like him. This sermon by senior pastor Walter shows how God’s transformation of us includes our sexual integrity, the way we talk about sex, the relationships we allow to influence us, and even how we handle alcohol. Of course no […]

Our Two Selves

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Senior pastor Walter opens Ephesians 4:17-32. In it Paul argues that people who have “learned Christ” are continually being transformed in the way we think, desire and behave – in a process that involves “putting off” our old self and “putting on” our new self. This transformation creates contrasts between the behavior of unbelievers like sensuality vs. […]