Posts with the tag “ephesians”
by Audrey Rogers on August 31st, 2020
Ephesians 6:4Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Do you see the balance there? This verse calls for discipling your children without angering your children. Remember, children can get angry. So, we as parents, and especially as fathers, need to be careful of belaboring a point, getting riled up in the moment, or resorting...
by Audrey Rogers on August 28th, 2020
Ephesians 5:3Sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. Nine times Ephesians calls the church saints, which means the holy ones of God. Being Holy doesn’t just mean having elevated morality. The idea of being holy is that you’re different. That means special and set apart. It’s like your birthday. It’s a special day. Unlike any o...
by Audrey Rogers on August 27th, 2020
Ephesians 4:15-16We are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love. One body, many different parts. One church, many different people. Do you know we can be one and still be different? That’s the...
by Audrey Rogers on August 26th, 2020
Ephesians 3:17-18That you may comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge. Check out the dimensions of Jesus’ love for you! It has breadth, which means it encompasses everybody. It has length, which means it never runs out. It has height, which means it’s there on the mountaintop. And it also has depth,...
by Audrey Rogers on August 25th, 2020
Ephesians 2:14For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility. There was a thick-slab wall that stood in the temple. It read: “Foreigners must not enter… Whoever is caught will have himself to blame for his ensuing death.” This was called the Thanatos Inscription. Thanatos is a Greek word that means death. So, you can call it th...
by Audrey Rogers on August 24th, 2020
Ephesians 1:3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places. One of the most repeated words in this first chapter is the small little word “in.” But what a huge concept! We hear the phrase, “Are you in?” “Oh yeah, I’m in!” Leading out of the Seattle Seahawks’ locker room is a sign that reads, “I’m in!” It’s ...
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