Category Archives: Ephesians

October 24 – Prison Letters – Your Identity and Responsibility

Read Ephesians 1:1-23 Ephesus was a key city in the first-century Roman Empire.  It was the capital of the province of Asia.  Its location near the eastern shore of the province (modern day Turkey) made it an important center of trade. … Continue reading

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September 20 – Grace – Amazing Grace

Read Titus 2:11-14 What is amazing grace? “From His fullness we have received grace upon grace.” John 1:16 We sing about “amazing grace” in a number of worship songs. We talk about God’s grace in church. Do we really know … Continue reading

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September 16 – Grace – Saving Grace

Read Ephesians 2: 1-10 Some of the best stories I hear about include a rescue and victorious ending. That is what we read here in Ephesians. It is more than a story or an account of someone else. If we … Continue reading

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September 7 – Names of Jesus – Mediator

Read 1 Timothy 6:15-16, Colossians 1:21-22, Ephesians 2:8-9, Hebrews 7:25, 1 Timothy 2:5-6 Five adult bodies, plus a Shih-tzu puppy, were crammed into my daughter, Kelsey’s, 2001 Jetta. We were headed to Flagstaff, AZ, which is a hair over two … Continue reading

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August 28 – Unstoppable – Marriage and the Church

Read Ephesians 5:22-33 I talk briefly about this passage at weddings I officiate, but I am not sure that anyone really pays attention.  I can’t blame them.  The bride and groom are often so mesmerized by each other that the preacher … Continue reading

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August 24 – Unstoppable – Unstoppable church: incredible power

Read Ephesians 1:15-2:10 As we continue to learn about the unstoppable church that Christ is building, it is important that we stop occasionally to review the resume of qualifications and accomplishments of this great Architect.  In fact, Paul even prayed that … Continue reading

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August 16 – Unstoppable – Tools for Building an Unstoppable Church (Part 1)

Read Ephesians 4:1-16 You have probably done it too . . . you have used a tool for something other than its intended purpose.  The other day, I found myself in need of a hammer, but I only had a wrench … Continue reading

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August 1 – His story: Man’s rescue – The body…everybody needs one

Read Ephesians 4:1-16 A body.    “Vitruvian Man” by Leonardo da Vinci That is one of several different biblical illustrations used to help readers understand the nature of the church.  As we saw yesterday, this “body” is intimately tied to a … Continue reading

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June 5 – Trip to the Holy Land – Beneath Calvary in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher

DAY 24 – BENEATH CALVARY IN THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHER Theme: Mercy & Grace Read Ephesians 2:1-10 (click here for original picture/licensing) Of all the places we visit on a trip to the Holy Land, this is my … Continue reading

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May 6 – Me & My Big Mouth – Ephesians 4

Read Ephesians 4:25-32 One of the first Disney movies I remember watching was Bambi. Bambi’s friend is  Thumper, a bunny, who loves to do what feels good in the moment. He eats the blossoms off the clover in the fields … Continue reading

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