Ephesians 4-6: Unity and roles.

June 7, 2015. Daily Reading: Ephesians 4-6. Background: Ephesians 1-3. Chapter 4 1. Unity of the body of Christ: The first section of this chapter might be considered the penultimate point of the discussion on unity, as Paul draws it all together here to make an explicit statement about unity. Before he gets to that…

Ephesians 1-3: Jews and Gentiles.

May 31, 2015. Daily Reading: Ephesians 1-3. Background: The book of Ephesians is a letter written by Paul to a church that was probably founded by his first journey there recorded in Acts 18, where he has a short visit; the work seems to be carried on by Priscilla and Aquila. At the time of his letter,…

Ephesians Part 3: Roles in Unity.

April 30, 2014. Today we will complete our study on the book of Ephesians, focusing on the last half of chapter five and chapter six. If you have been following over the past few days, you will remember that the central theme of Paul’s epistle to the church at Ephesus is unity. Unity between Jew…

Ephesians Part 2: Mature Unity.

April 29, 2014. If you have been following along the past few days, we are in the middle of a discussion of the book of Ephesians. Paul is writing to the church of Ephesus that is made up of both Jewish and Gentile Christians, a mixture that would seem to be causing a bit of…

Ephesians Part 1: Jews and Gentiles.

April 28, 2014. Today we will discuss what I see as the fist section of Ephesians, the first three chapters. Remembering what we discussed yesterday, the central theme of the epistle seems to be unity. The first three chapters deals heavily with the unity between the Jews and Gentiles. Before Christ, there was two distinct…

Ephesians overview.

April 27, 2014. I have decided to do a overview and study of Paul’s epistle to the Ephesians for the next few posts because I have not spent all that much time in the book recently and I would like to refresh and show the over arching themes of the letter, as well as some…

New Year, New Creation Pt. 2: God cares about creation.

January 26, 2020 Welcome back to the New Year, New Creation series where we are exploring the biblical picture of the age to come. If you missed part 1 of the series, click here! Today we are going to set a little more of the Old Testament (and New) context for the relationship God has…

The Meaning of Marriage: A picture of Christ and the church

November 3, 2019. What does it mean to bear the image of God? In the opening pages of the bible we are given a creation story in which we hear God say “Let us create man in our own image, after our likeness…”, and then we read So God created man in his own image,…

Salvation as a process.

November 2, 2016. “For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” (I Corinthians 1:18) Today I would like to take a few minutes to dwell on the topic of salvation, and perhaps shed light on a biblical…

Are you an idolator?

September 25, 2016. “Now therefore fear the Lord and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness. Put away the gods that your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the…