Ephesians

Serving from the Heart

Ephesians 6:5–8, “Bondservants, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ, 6 not by the way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, 7 rendering service...

The Love of God in Christ Jesus

"How could God love me?” We’ve all been there, and if you’ve never asked yourself this question, it will come at some point—or at least it should, if you understand yourself correctly. The Scripture does not speak favorably of the human condition. We are “dead in our...

It Takes Faith to Submit

John Piper,“If our marriages are going to tell the truth about Christ and his church, we cannot be indifferent to the meaning of headship and submission.” Submission takes great faith. I am tempted to say it takes great faith for a wife to submit to her husband, but...

Using Time Well

Ephesians 5:15-16, "Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best...

Children of Light

Throughout Scripture, divine activity, and human response are carefully balanced. The two are...

The Truth-Telling Family: Reflecting the Character of God

The Truth-Telling Family: Reflecting the Character of God

Ephesians 4:25: “Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members of one another.” I want you to see something today, and I pray that God gives you a heart to bear His word of truth. There is an essential...

Changed by the Gospel

Changed by the Gospel

I have a system for putting my baby to sleep. First, I pace the house with him cuddled tightly in my arms. Once his eyes shut, I gently sit down and snuggle him on my chest. Once he stops sucking his soother (a great indicator that he’s finally given way to deep...

You Have Not So Learn Christ!

You Have Not So Learn Christ!

Ephesians 4:20-22, “But that is not the way you learned Christ! —  assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires.”...

How You Walk Matters for Eternity

How You Walk Matters for Eternity

Ephesians 4:17-19, ESV, “Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to...

Speaking the Truth in Love: The Characteristic of a Mature Believer

Speaking the Truth in Love: The Characteristic of a Mature Believer

There is much discussion today regarding what the church is “to be.” What does a biblical church look like? How does a biblical church operate? We have been asking such poignant questions since the book of Acts. However, among the many answers that are varied and...

“Tossed To and Fro”: The Necessity of Sound Doctrine

“Tossed To and Fro”: The Necessity of Sound Doctrine

In Ephesians 4, the Apostle Paul is preeminently concerned with the unity of the body of Christ––how they function as one unit, how they strive for one mission, how they reach one goal. From the beginning of chapter 4, Paul takes up the task of identifying this “one...