In case you missed it on Sunday, you can listen to our guest speaker, Rev. Dr. James Di Raddo’s sermon on our website.
Paul reminds us in Ephesians 2:1 “As for you, you were dead in your sins in which you used to live.” Sin is the word that is best defined as self. We are born filled with self-interest and self-focus.
Polity is the word to describe how a church is governed. There is Congregational polity where all of the decisions of the church are made at congregational meetings where all of the members vote. There is Episcopal polity where a Bishop oversees a number of congregations and makes major decisions for the congregation. There is Presbyterian polity where the congregation elects representatives from the congregation to oversee the decisions of the local church.
Ephesians 1:16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which God has called you. I pray also that you may know that the power working in you is like the power that raised Christ from the dead.