Category: Ephesians

Walking Worthy

Ephesians is one of my favorite books of the Bible (I have 65 other favorites too) as it is equal parts theology and practice, giving the theological foundation and the principles for living that are built on that foundation. While there are practical applications in the first half and theological truths in the second half, the overall emphasis in both halves seems to fall on the line between chapters 3 and 4. In summary form, chapters 1-3 give us: We are chosen before the foundation of the world: election. This election is by grace, through faith and transforms us from being...

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Paul’s Greatest Desire

Ephesians 3:14-19 HCSB, “For this reason I kneel before the Father from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named. I pray that He may grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power in the inner man through His Spirit, and that the Messiah may dwell in your hearts through faith. I pray that you, being rooted and firmly established in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the length and width, height and depth of God’s love, and to know the Messiah’s love that surpasses...

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By Grace, Through Faith

Editor’s note: The purpose of this series is to walk our readers through the book of Ephesians in order to help them understand what it teaches and how to apply it to our lives. This series is part of our larger commitment to help Christians learn to read, interpret, reflect, and apply the Bible to their own lives. To read the rest of posts in this series click here. ************************************************** Ephesians 2:1-10 ESV, “And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power...

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In Him: Sealed for an Inheritance

Editor’s note: The purpose of this series is to walk our readers through the book of Ephesians in order to help them understand what it teaches and how to apply it to our lives. This series is part of our larger commitment to help Christians learn to read, interpret, reflect, and apply the Bible to their own lives. To read the rest of posts in this series click here. ************************************************** Ephesians 1:11-14, “In him, we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things to the counsel of his will, so...

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In Him: Redeemed

Editor’s note: The purpose of this series is to walk our readers through the book of Ephesians in order to help them understand what it teaches and how to apply it to our lives. This series is part of our larger commitment to help Christians learn to read, interpret, reflect, and apply the Bible to their own lives. To read the rest of posts in this series click here. ************************************************** Ephesians 1:7-10 “In him, we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all...

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