Programme titles (1 DVD):
1. The Church is at the centre of the universe
2. The Church is God's workmanship
3. The Church is one family
4. The Church is equipped by Jesus
5. The Church is like God
6. The Church is a Bride and a Warrior
The book of Ephesians is the most thorough and wide-ranging account of what it means to be the Church, in the New Testament. The Ephesian Christians lived in the shadow of the massive temple to Artemis, as we read in Acts 19. That 'wonder of the ancient world' must have dominated not only the skyline but also the thinking of the city. Ephesus was a city full of spiritual darkness and occult power. The Church was the oasis of sanity in that pagan chaos and confusion, the place where the truth of Jesus was lived and taught. The church caused a profound social revolution. Paul's letter to the Ephesians will take us down into the heart of our lives together in the local church. Do we provoke crises or revolutions in our own towns and cities because of the way we live together? Why is it so important to be part of a local church? How is the local church the answer to the social problems of the world? Why is it the proper context for our marriages, families and careers? Why is the church the very centre of the universe?
International speaker and author Joni Eareckson Tada is the founder of Joni and Friends, an organisation which exists to communicate the gospel and equip Christ-honouring churches worldwide to minister to people affected by disability physically, emotionally and spiritually.
A diving accident in 1967 left Joni a quadriplegic in a wheelchair, unable to use her hands and needing two years of rehabilitation. Her experiences are recorded in her international best-selling autobiography, "Joni".