Category Archives: Ephesians

Trophies of Grace

Chewing on Ephesians 2:1-10 this morning. But God, being rich in mercy . . . Therein lies the force behind the great reversal we call salvation. The reversal from being “dead in trespasses and sins” in which we once walked … Continue reading

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Imitators Out of Reverence

Hovering over the first twenty-one verses of Ephesians 5 this morning. There’s a lot of to do’s and to don’t’s here. Ways to behave which are “proper among saints” (5:3), and behaviors more consistent with the “sons of disobedience” (5:6). … Continue reading

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Created After the Likeness of God

I pause this morning and consider how emphatic Paul is in exhorting the Ephesians: 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. (Ephesians … Continue reading

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Authority

Read the end of Ephesians 6 this morning. Took note afresh of the promise of being able to stand firm with the armor of God given that “we do not wrestle against flesh and blood” (Eph. 6:12a). And I can’t … Continue reading

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Let’s Walk

Reminded this morning about walking. Three times in the first twenty-one verses of Ephesians 5. Less about getting my steps in but more about putting my salvation on. Redeemed not because of my good works, nevertheless, redeemed for good works … Continue reading

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The Power At Work Within Us

Wrapping up Ephesians 3 this morning. For three chapters Paul’s been laying down truth after truth concerning who these Ephesians are, and what they possess, in Christ. And twice he prays for them. At the end of chapter 1 and … Continue reading

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A Head that Hurts, A Heart that’s Full

Never really thought of it this way before this morning but, in a sense, if you want to keep your head from exploding, speed reading Ephesians 1 may be the better way to go. There is so much packed into … Continue reading

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According to the Riches of His Grace

If there’s anything I should be picking up from what Paul is laying down in the opening verses of Ephesians, it’s that those who are blessed by God should be quick to declare, “Blessed be God!” I never tire of … Continue reading

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The Mystery

After over 3 weeks on the shores of Maui, time to break camp. Been a great reset. Mission accomplished: rest, reflection, rejuvenation . . . and some reading along the way. Now time to head back into the fray. And … Continue reading

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WDJD

For whatever you thought of the WWJD season, “What Would Jesus Do?” wasn’t a bad filter to be running daily decisions through. But it was a season, I think. The marketing frenzy seems to have passed. Not many wearing the … Continue reading

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