Knowing God's Radical Plan

Sermon Summary

March 10, 2019

Shawn Stinson



Ephesians 3:7-13 (Primary)

Psalm 10:17–18 (Secondary)

Colossians 1:24–29 (Secondary)


  • Paul: The least, and most unlikely Christian leader
  • The message: Revealed and unsearchable
  • The church: God’s original plan for redemption
  • Our position: Boldness and Hope


"If we recognize the deepest of our needs and failure, we see the gravity of God's glory and love. "

"The greatest missionaries are the ones who have the greatest need for Jesus."

"We think if we surround ourselves with the "christian lifestyle" that will make us understand what it means to be Christian without experiencing Jesus himself."

"Until we've tasted the grace oursevles, we cannot be great missionaries."

"The plan from the very beginning is that Christ would be seen in the church."

"Religion says you have to clean yourself up, you need to work harder, you can only come into the presence of God if you make yourself presentable. The truth of the gospel is you have access, you are welcome."

"We have access to The Father and we have influence to The Creator."

"The reason the church can have hope is because our greatest hope does not lie in the physical around us, our greatest hope is found in God's eternal plan that is already complete."

'The things around us physically are not greater than the things God is doing spiritually."

Sending Questions

  • How does Paul show his “leastness” and God’s greatness at the same time?
  • Why does experiencing Christ lead us to more impactful missionary work?
  • How does the church as God’s perfect display of wisdom help us when we face spiritual warfare and sin?
  • Why does knowing that we have access to God’s presence give us boldness to speak freely with him?
  • Why does suffering point us back to Jesus?



Reckless Love

Grace to Grace

How Can It Be

Who You Say I Am