Christ's words to the Church in Ephesus from the book of Revelation.
A summary of the main themes in Paul's letter to the Ephesians.
Be on the alert, be praying.
Continuing our study on spiritual warfare and the armor of God.
What is our true battle? How do we prepare?
Paul gives a specific charge to slaves and a specific charge to masters. We must focus on the gospel, but is there some "maritime law" work at hand?
Fathers, do not provoke your children...
We continue with scripture's calling for husbands to love their wives. "Love your wife, love your wife, love your wife."
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, so that He might sanctify her...
Paul continues the idea of how to imitate God by giving instruction on family relationships. He begins by addressing wives: "submit to your own husbands," in which a marriage should reflect the...
To prepare for the next section of Ephesians regarding family, we take a look at the most important human relationship one can have: the marriage of man & wife. Genesis 2:18-25 shows God's creation...
Be filled with the Spirit.
Do not walk as the foolish, but in wisdom. Make the most of your time.
We are to imitate God by walking in light, not in the darkness as we formerly walked.
Stay away from immorality, impurity, covetousness, filthy and foolish talking, and crude joking. Instead, be thankful.
Imitate God by walking in love as Christ has loved us and gave Himself up for us...
Putting on the "new," as those who have been forgiven by God in Christ.
Put off your old self, be renewed, and put on the new self, created after the likeness of Christ in true righteousness and holiness.
Pursue Christ and Community.
Pursuing Truth! (Next Week: Pursuing Christ and Community)
Equipping and building up the body of believers until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness...
Apostles, prophets, evangelists, shepherds and teachers for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ.
Christ has given us DIFFERENT gifts to be used for the unity and edification of the church.
One: body, Spirit, hope, Lord, faith, baptism, and Father over all.
Believers must walk in a manner worthy of the calling: with humility, gentleness, patience, bearing with one another in love, and preserving unity in the Spirit.
He is able to do.
He is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think.
He is able to do far more abundantly than all we ask or think, according to the power at work within us.
Paul prays that believers would know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, so that we may be filled up in the fullness of God.
A once-hidden truth has now been revealed; the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the same body, and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.
He is our peace who has broken down every wall and made us one in Christ.