A Heavenly Mystery

Closing out what we know as Ephesians 5, the Apostle Paul is in the midst of instructing believers on how to behave among other Christians, and he starts with the top of the family: husbands and wives.  In the previous verses we saw how he reaffirmed the family headship and structure, relating it to how […]

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Pride and Humility
Pride vs Humility

In our study of Ephesians we’ve seen how Paul admonished believers to behave rightly and to live in a manner worthy of our calling as Christ’s disciples (see Eph 4:1).  Throughout Ephesians 4 and 5, and in many other epistles, we are instructed to walk in love, gentleness, truth, and humility. Today I’d like to […]

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The Gospel, Part 9

One of the key tenants to the gospel, the Good News sent from heaven, is that our God is the God over all gods, Lord over all lords, King over all kings.  If anyone is above our God, then our ability to put our hope for salvation in Him is in jeopardy because all of […]

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The Gospel, Part 8

It’s surprisingly hard to move through too many pages of Scripture before finding more threads of the gospel message.  Today we’re once again in Genesis, looking at the shadow of Christ in the account of Joseph. Jacob had 12 sons, one of which was Joseph, and through these twelve came the 12 tribes of Israel […]

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The Gospel, Part 6 (Passover)

This weekend the ancient celebration of Passover begins.  While many of us Gentile Christians don’t make a big deal of or even truly understand Passover, to the Israelites Passover was (and is to many today) a significant and important celebration of when God miraculously protected them from the plagues put on Egypt and led them […]

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The Gospel, Part 5

Last week we looked at the foreshadowing of the gospel found in the account of the Great Flood of Noah’s time.  This week let’s look at another shadow of the gospel of Christ found in Genesis 22, the chronicle of Abraham and Isaac. A little history to set the stage: God promised Abraham that he […]

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The Gospel, Part 4

Last week we saw the beautiful picture of salvation woven into the very names of the generations from Adam to Noah.  God’s sovereign plan to sanctify His saints was set in motion even before the first person ever set foot on earth. Today I’d like to look at the gospel found in the account of […]

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The Gospel, Part 3

Last week we examined the gospel of Christ in Genesis 3, where we saw how Adam and Eve tried to cover their sin by the works of their hands (sewing fig leaves together to cover their nakedness), but it was wholly inadequate and only God Himself was able to provide a covering of sufficient value […]

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The Gospel, Part 2

Last week we looked at the meaning of the word gospel, which is to bring good and joyful news.  This week we’ll go back to the beginning of our Bibles and look at some early hints of God’s ultimate redemptive plan. We all know the story of Adam and Eve’s first sin, found in Genesis […]

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