'Ephesians' Tagged Posts

'Ephesians' Tagged Posts

LIBERTY OR LICENSE?

Paul once framed an issue with a question so shocking that it hits us upside the head.  He asked the Christians at Rome:  “Shall we keep on sinning so that grace may increase?”  He hastened to answer:  ”Absolutely not!” There have always been people who turn liberty from sin into a license to sin.  Noting that Christ’s grace and forgiveness are full and free, they assume…

THE EYES OF OUR HEARTS

“When your eyes are good,” says Jesus in this morning’s verses from Luke’s Gospel, “your whole body is also full of light.” One of our Lord’s Beatitudes in the Sermon on the Mount was:  “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”  We see things not so much with our eyes – but through our eyes and with our heart.  This explains why most little boys think their…

“WHEN THE DAY OF EVIL COMES”

In the closing lines of his letter to the Ephesian Christians, Paul encourages us to arm ourselves as soldiers do, to put on “the full armor of God.” Elsewhere he gives similar warnings:  “There will be terrible times in the last days,” and again, “The time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine.  Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around…

“CAN THESE BONES LIVE?”

You may remember an old spiritual:  “Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones…O hear the word of the Lord…the foot bone’s connected to the leg bone, the leg bone’s connected to the knee bone…” and so on.  That old spiritual song is taken from a vision God gave to the prophet Ezekiel in the 37th chapter, this morning’s Old Testament lesson. Ezekiel pictures the people of Judah…

THE SECRET IS OUT!

March 12th, 1943.  British Lieutenant General Frederick Morgan steps into a crowded elevator at Scotland Yard in London.  He is on his way to his first meeting as the newly appointed Chief of Staff at Supreme Allied Command.  The purpose of the meeting?  To plan the invasion of Europe and bring World War 2 to an end.  The project code name?  “Operation Overlord.”…
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