March 5, 2023

Series: Awoke

Book: Ephesians

Welcome to the third sermon in Pastor Rick’s series “Awoke,” titled “Perspective.” In this message, Pastor Rick poses a thought-provoking question: How do we move from simply believing in Christ to following Him with our entire lives? The answer lies in the importance of perspective for Christians, as highlighted in the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. Proper perspective is critical for spiritual growth, and it is practical, significant, and relevant. In this sermon, Pastor Rick shares a song that conveys this message and discusses the concept of wisdom. He emphasizes the importance of continual growth in understanding God, which is a lifelong process. The Bible passage outlines three things that believers should strive to understand: the hope of God’s calling, the riches of God’s inheritance, and the greatness of God’s power. To gain this perspective, we need to wake up and have our eyes opened to understand the hope, glory, and power of God. This comes through prayer, reading the Bible, and realizing that Jesus is seated at the right hand of God, committed to getting us to where He is. Our most critical need is to get to know God, and we should pray for each other to have this perspective and seek to understand God through His word.