Current Sermon Series

CVP's current sermon series is Ephesians:  If You Know Who You Are, You'll Know What To Do.  Please visit out Sermon's page on the website to listen to any of Pastor EC Bell's sermons on Ephesians, or you may subscribe to all CVP's sermons through iTunes.  Should you be interested in reading more about Ephesians you may be interested in some of the books listed below.

Ephesians: An Exegetical Commentary by Harold W. Hoehner

Ephesians: An Exegetical Commentary by Harold W. Hoehner

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The Message of Ephesians by John R.W. Stott

The Message of Ephesians by John R.W. Stott

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God’s Empowering Presence: The Holy Spirit in the Letters of Paul by Gordon D. Fee

God's Empowering Presence: The Holy Spirit in the Letters of Paul by Gordon D. Fee

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NICNT: The Epistles to the Colossians, To Philemon, and to the Ephesians by F.F. Bruce

NICNT: The Epistles to the Colossians, To Philemon, and to the Ephesians by F.F. Bruce

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Paul for Everyone: The Prison Letters by Tom Wright

Paul for Everyone: The Prison Letters by Tom Wright

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The Moral Vision of the New Testament by Richard B. Hays

The Moral Vision of the New Testament by Richard B. Hays

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Modern Trinitarian Perspectives By John Thompson

Modern Trinitarian Perspectives By John Thompson

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The Resurrection of the Son of God by N.T. Wright

The Resurrection of the Son of God by N.T. Wright

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Some Sample Prayers

For use in providing guidance to reflect upon and respond to God is doing in your life.

Prayer for Those Searching for Truth

Lord Jesus, you claim to be the way, the truth, and the life.  Grant that I might be undaunted by the cost of following you as I consider reasons for doing so.  If what you claim is true, please guide me, teach me, and open to me the reality of who you are.  Give me an understanding of you that is coherent, convincing and that leads to the life that you promise.  Amen

Prayer of Belief

Lord Jesus, I admit that I am weaker and more sinful that I ever before believed, but through you I am more loved and accepted than I ever dared hope.  I thank you for paying my debt, bearing my punishment on the cross, and offering forgiveness and new life.  Knowing that you have been raised from the dead, I turn from my sins and receive you as Savior and Lord.  Amen

Prayer of Commitment

Lord Jesus, you have called us to follow you in baptism and in a life of committed discipleship in your church.  Grant that I man take the necessary steps to be one with your people, and live in the fullness of your Spirit.  Amen