We began this week’s study with Ephesians 5:15-21. The theme of this passage appears to be wise living. We therefore began with Job 28:28, and seeking the essence of wisdom. “And he said to man, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.’” Clearly, according to … Continue reading Living Together in Christ
Monday Memories Originally posted March 2, 2016, This came to mind as we revisited this subject in our Sunday school class again yesterday morning. I have a hymn winging through my heart as I go about my several quiet tasks at home. Of course, I can't remember all the words, but the refrain and the … Continue reading Have Thine Own Way, Lord!
Several years ago I happened upon a plan for memorizing Scripture which has been a blessing to me when I have been able to stick with it. Using this plan I was able to memorize the entire book of Philippians and am now most of the way through Ephesians. Below are excerpts of other posts I have … Continue reading Scripture Memorization
As we move into chapter 5, we find that Paul is continuing his discourse on Christian holiness as a reflection and product of God’s saving work in our lives. We must no longer live as we did before we were saved. We must live in a way that is visibly different from the world, shining … Continue reading Living as Children of Light
Monday Memories Originally published August 17, 2010, and still holding true today. My love for words keeps me reading, fuels my writing, and has led to my owning more books than I can possibly read—but I can hope, can't I? My love for the Word of God also continues to grow, and has found rich rewards … Continue reading Words, Words, Words…
Our lesson this week begins in Ephesians 4:17-19 with Paul’s admonition to the Ephesian believers that they must no longer walk as “the Gentiles” do. I find this to be an interesting change in the way he has been addressing them, since up to this point he has been referring to them as “you Gentiles” … Continue reading Off With the Old, On With the New
Monday Memories Originally posted April 20, 2011, we have moved again, after seven years in our Pennsylvania home, to Texas! I have felt again the sentiments expressed in this post, as milestones have continued in the lives of those friends we left behind, the lives of our new friends, and our own. We now have … Continue reading We’re Not from Around Here
We find ourselves now at the hinge of the book of Ephesians. For the first three chapters, Paul has been filling our minds and hearts with the wonders of God’s glorious grace in our salvation, this grace which was lavished on us with mercy and love—even when we were dead in our trespasses—and by which … Continue reading Unity in the Body of Christ
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