Mystery of the Church

- Sermons - Ephesians

Preached at the Sunday Morning service on January 5, 2014 by Pastor Ray Bertolet.
Part of the Ephesians series.

Hercule Poirot, Sherlock Holmes these are the some of the men who investigate mysteries. Many people love a good mystery, they try to figure out who is guilty before the end of the book or story. Paul reveals to us a mystery as well. The word for mystery bears no resemblance to the modern connotation of “whodunit?” In this sense, a mystery is something that had not previously been revealed but is currently made manifest. In this case it is the church which was not revealed in the Old Testament but is solely revealed in the New Testament. Moffatt translates the word mystery as “divine secret,” and Weymouth uses the word “truth.” I like the expression “divine secret.” A divine secret was something that God had not revealed up to a certain point. Now He is ready to reveal it. It has nothing to do with mystery such as those written by Agatha Christie or Conan Doyle, as I mentioned earlier when we discussed mystery in the first chapter. McGee, J. Vernon

Tags: gentiles, jews, mystery

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  1. Sandra Workman says:

    Pastor Ray – Harry and I just listened to your message. Again, very soul searching and thought provoking. I think of the Scripture passage that says “Examine yourself and see if your in the faith”. This is a daily walk – keep on being filled with the Spirit – confessing sin and renewing right fellowship with the Lord. Good exhortation! Blessings, H&S

  2. Donna Coverdale says:

    God wants us to Himself, with no idols before Him. This message helps us to realize how easy it is to become distracted from the things of the Lord in our daily lives.

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