Category: Ephesians

Mission Possible

Last year, at this time, God opened up the door for me to serve as pastor at Grace Baptist Church. One of the questions that was asked at the Q&A time during my candidating visit was “What is your vision for the church?” I answered that my vision is that we would be a mature, unified body of believers, joined and knitted together by God through His Word, and pursuing continued growth in love for the Lord, the Word of God and the people God has given us to serve. This answer comes mainly from Ephesians 4:11-16, which I believe was...

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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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Glory to God Forevermore

Ephesians 3:20-21, “20 Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” What is the best thing you can do for someone? With all the needs and desires people have, what is the greatest service you can perform on their behalf? There is nothing more important than praying for people. In the middle of his efforts to help the Ephesians understand the gospel better, Paul...

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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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The Mystery of the Gospel Revealed

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 3:1–13, “For this reason I, Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles— 2 assuming that you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace that...

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