Tag Archives: Holy Spirit

Studies in Colossians — 1:27

[I apologize that the last posting was labeled “1:27” but actually was about 1:26. I have a perfectly good excuse for the error. . .though I don’t know what it is.] This is a series of brief comments on Paul’s … Continue reading

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Some Key Passages in Romans – part 8

If you’ve just discovered this series on Romans, I urge you to go back to part 1 and study them blog entries in order. Romans 5:3-5 tell us that suffering produces endurance (patience), which in turn produces character. Character in … Continue reading

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Genesis 1:1-2 — The heavens and the Earth

When the text speaks of “the heavens and the earth,” all reality is intended, as the rest of chapter 1 makes clear. There is no part of the entire cosmos which is not of God’s creation, though there certainly are … Continue reading

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Learning to Pray for One Another (2) – Ephesians 1:17

Ephesians 1:17 I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him. . . As we have already noted, Paul’s intercession … 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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Blessed by God — Ephesians 1:3-4

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ in all spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, just as he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be … Continue reading

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