How is God ultimately redeeming His creation, and what are the practical implications of that mystery for us? Teaching from Ephesians 3:1-13, Pastor Jeremy Treat explains how God is reconciling all things through Jesus and the church, and why that gives us hope and courage even in difficult circumstances.
What exactly is the church, and why does it matter? Teaching from Ephesians 2:19-22, Pastor Jeremy Treat explains how the church is the embassy of God’s kingdom, the household of God’s family, and the temple of God’s presence.
How can the good news of Jesus Christ bring about racial reconciliation? Pastor Jeremy Treat teaches from Ephesians 2:11-18 on the problem of racial hostility and the solution found in Christ alone, which leads to grace-filled unity among God’s people.
How should we understand the relationship between the biblical truths that God saves us by His grace, but that He also calls us to do good works? Teaching from Ephesians 2:8-10, Pastor Adam Smith explains how our salvation in Jesus Christ leads to a process of becoming new people who live, love, and work for God’s glory.
The Bible is clear about the sobering reality of the human condition and the wondrous gift of God’s powerful and redeeming grace in Jesus Christ. Pastor Jeremy Treat preaches from Ephesians 2:1-7 on the biblical truth that without Christ, we are dead in our sins, but in Christ, we are raised to new life and fellowship with God.
How does the truth about Jesus impact our view of the world and ourselves? Teaching from Ephesians 1:15-23, Pastor Jeremy Treat explains how Christ’s preeminence and ultimate power renew our perspective and empower us to be His faithful witnesses.
What is our inheritance in Christ, and how do we obtain it? Pastor Jeremy Treat preaches from Ephesians 1:11-14 on what it means to be secure in God’s sovereignty, received among His people, and sealed by the Holy Spirit.
What is the Bible’s overarching story, and how do we fit into it? Pastor Jeremy Treat teaches from Ephesians 1:7-10 on God’s ultimate plan to redeem humanity from sin and restore all things through His Son Jesus Christ.
As Christians, what defines who we are? Teaching from Ephesians 1:3-6, Pastor Jeremy Treat explains how the saving grace of Jesus Christ transforms us into people who are blessed, chosen, and adopted by God.
The Bible boldly declares that sex, gender, and marriage are beautifully designed by God for His glory and our good. As followers of Jesus, our beliefs about sexuality are uniquely framed by the story of a loving God restoring His broken creation. How then does a biblical vision for human sexuality play out in a pluralistic society? In this special forum, Pastors Jeremy Treat and Tim Chaddick explain what the Bible says about sex, gender, and marriage, and how to faithfully follow Jesus in a culture filled with conflicting views on these topics.
- John Mark Comer, Loveology: God. Love. Marriage. Sex. And the Never-Ending Story of Male and Female.
- Jenell Williams Paris, The End of Sexual Identity: Why Sex Is Too Important to Define Who We Are
- Christopher Ash, Marriage: Sex in the Service of God
- Dale S. Kuehne, Sex and the iWorld: Rethinking Relationship beyond an Age of Individualism
- Sam Allberry, Is God anti-gay?
- Kevin DeYoung, What Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality?
- Vaughan Roberts, True Friendship
Since sexuality is a deeply personal issue, several Reality LA members share how they have sought to be faithful to Jesus in the midst of sexual temptation and struggle:
What does it look like to follow Jesus in a world that is often opposed to Him? Pastor Jeremy Treat introduces the main themes of Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians while also providing cultural and spiritual background for the ancient city of Ephesus.
In this special service, the Reality LA pastors honor and commission Pastor Tim Chaddick and his family as they prepare to move to London to plant a church. Additionally, Pastor Jeremy Treat teaches from Revelation 2:1-7 on the importance of keeping Christ and His love central in all that we do.