Monthly Archives: February 2015

Learning to Pray for One Another (1)– Ephesians 1:15-16

Ephesians 1: 15 I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, and for this reason  16 I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my … Continue reading

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Deliverance!– Ephesians 1:11-14

Ephesians 1:11-14  11 In Christ we have also obtained an inheritance, having been destined according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to his counsel and will,  12 so that we, who were the first to set … Continue reading

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God’s Glory, Not Ours– Ephesians 1:11-14

We have been chosen, adopted, redeemed and enriched by God. All this is so that we “might live for the praise of his glory.” Were you to listen to many of the TV preachers, you might think all God’s work … Continue reading

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God’s Promise, Our Hope — Ephesians 1:11-14

Paul likes to let ideas flow into one another, so he creates long sentences that contain a number of closely intertwined thoughts. In English translation, we almost have to insert a few periods here and there to give our minds … Continue reading

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We Bless the Blesser – Ephesians 1:1-10

Over the last few days we have looked at Ephesians 1:1-10. The first two verses are the opening of the letter, much like we start with “Dear . . . . .” But with Paul, of course, it is much … Continue reading

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Christian Wisdom? — Ephesians 1:8-10

“With all wisdom and insight he has made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure that he set forth in Christ, as a plan for the fullness of time, to gather up all things … Continue reading

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God’s Plan — Ephesians 1:10

You and I are each called to discover the meaning and essence of life in an eternal communion with the Spirit of Jesus Christ. “In him we live and move and have our being,” said Paul to the Athenian Areopagus. … Continue reading

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