3 Blessings from the Father

Paul’s goal in the second half of the letter to the church at Ephesus, chapters 4-6, is to teach the Ephesians how to live a victorious Christian life. He wants to help them learn how to have successful families, successful marriages, and victory over the enemy. But to do that, he wants to help them…

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You Can’t Touch This

In his letter to the church at Ephesus, Paul wants to inform the church that they have power; power from on high, to do what they could not do on their own. It is a power you might say that is based upon what they have underneath the hood. It is not based upon external…

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Do I Have To Follow All The Rules?

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Mark my words! I, Paul, tell you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will be of no value to you at all. Again I declare to every man who lets…

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Speak The Truth In Love

So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the…

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How Should We Pray?

Answer me when I call to you, my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; have mercy on me and hear my prayer. (Psalm 4:1)  As we read David’s prayer during one of the most trying times of his life, we learn how to pray with the pain, through the pain, and despite the…

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Wake Up

And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us push aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.…

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