Tag Archives: Ephesians

The Mystery of Christ

For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for you Gentiles—if indeed you have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which was given to me for you, how that by revelation He made known to … Continue reading

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A Regrettable Loss

A wicked person earns deceptive wages, but the one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward. – Proverbs 11:18. I am obligated both to Greeks and non-Greeks, both to the wise and the foolish. – Romans 1:14. A 1991 survey … Continue reading

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Behind Every Bush

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. . . . For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this … Continue reading

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Illustrated Message 1/20/2023

2 Timothy 3:16-17 All scripture The Greek phrase used here, pasa graphē, may refer to the totality of Scripture or to every passage of Scripture. Inspired by God Paul uses the Greek term theopneustos here (meaning “God-breathed”) to assure Timothy … Continue reading

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God Makes All Things New – 3

Scripture Text – Jeremiah 30-33 These chapters describe the glory of the dawning of a new day for the people of Israel, not only for the exiles in Babylon but also for the Jewish people in the latter days before … Continue reading

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Peace Without Worry – 3

Scripture Text – Philippians 4:1-9 The antidote to worry is the secure mind: “And the peace of God . . . will guard (guard like a soldier at a garrison) your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” When you have … Continue reading

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Peace Without Worry – 1

Scripture Text – Philippians 4:1-9 If anybody had an excuse for worrying, it was the Apostle Paul. His beloved Christian friends at Philippi were disagreeing with one another, and he was not there to help them. We have no idea … Continue reading

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One Resolution

For Saturday December 31, 2022 Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” Today is the day … Continue reading

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Responsibility and Accountability – 6

Scripture Text – Ezekiel 18-21 Responsibility is one of the major themes of these four chapters. By dealing with the subject of personal and national responsibility, Ezekiel was able to answer the frequent complaints of the people that the Lord … Continue reading

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Responsibility and Accountability – 3

Scripture Text – Ezekiel 18-21 Responsibility is one of the major themes of these four chapters. By dealing with the subject of personal and national responsibility, Ezekiel was able to answer the frequent complaints of the people that the Lord … Continue reading

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The Perfect Revelation of The Lord – 2

Scripture Text – Psalm 19 Many church lectionaries assigns this psalm to be read on Christmas Day, when the “Sun of Righteousness” came into the world (Malachi 4:2) and the “Living Word” was laid in the manger (John 1:14). The … Continue reading

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The More Important Things – 2

Scripture Text – Luke 17 Jesus was preparing His disciples for the time when He would no longer be with them and they would be ministering to others in His place. It was a critical period in their lives and … Continue reading

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The More Important Things – 1

Scripture Text – Luke 17 We start out this study with Jesus on His way to Jerusalem while He continues to teach His disciples and prepare them for what He would suffer there. But He was also preparing them for … Continue reading

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Living Sacrifices To God – In Service

For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Blessing 11/24/2022

HAVE A BLESSED AND JOYOUS TIME OF THANKSGIVING! There is one thing I have learned from trying to serve the Lord all these years; it doesn’t matter the situation or circumstances we find ourselves in, since our Heavenly Father is … Continue reading

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Constructing God’s New Temple

Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, … Continue reading

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How To Increase Your Joy – 2

Scripture Text – Philippians 1:1-11 That word fellowship seems to mean many things to many different people. Perhaps, like a worn coin, it may be losing its true impression. If so, we had better take some steps to rescue it. … Continue reading

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How To Increase Your Joy – 1

Scripture Text – Philippians 1:1-11 That word fellowship seems to mean many things to many different people. Perhaps, like a worn coin, it may be losing its true impression. If so, we had better take some steps to rescue it. … Continue reading

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Both For Failure and Success

If you fully obey the LORD your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. All these blessings will come on you and … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Weapons of Choice – 3

Scripture Text – Judges 3 The weapons we fight with as Christian soldiers engaged in spiritual warfare, are not the weapons of the world. The Apostle Paul wrote along those lines to the believers in Corinth (2 Corinthians 10:4), reminding … Continue reading

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