Children & Fathers

Turning the page to the last chapter of Ephesians, we find ourselves in the middle of the Apostle Paul’s instructions to believers on how to act among each other.  Starting with the husband and wife in Eph 5:22-33, he now looks deeper into the inner family unit. Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for […]

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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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Husbands and Wives

The holy union of a husband and wife is a beautiful, sacred, and mysterious thing.  But both roles carry considerable responsibility and accountability in the Christian household.  Here in Ephesians 5, the beloved apostle segues from instructing believers on how to act in the world to how to act among other believers, and he begins […]

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Making Melody With Your Heart
Ephesians 5:8-12

For the better part of one and a half chapters in Ephesians, Paul schooled us on how believers must live differently from the unsaved if we are to consider ourselves true Christ-followers.  But now at the mid-point of chapter 5, Paul begins to shift more toward a positive exhortation, transitioning from how we behave in […]

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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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Making the Most of Our Time

It’s been said that each day we have is a gift.  This is true!  Yet, it’s a gift that is also meant to be useful in service to the Lord.  As we’ve seen throughout our study in Ephesians, the Apostle Paul put a strong emphasis on the necessity – in fact, the command – for […]

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Exposed By The Light

We recently learned how, as true and obedient believers, we reflect God’s light into the world, and in doing so are called children of Light (Eph 5:8).  Today we see Paul foster this thought more deeply as he continues to urge the Church to live our lives in a godly manner. But all things become […]

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Children of Light

Children of Light As we’ve gone through Ephesians verse by verse, we’ve seen how the Apostle Paul clarified and even ratified many core doctrines of the Christian faith.  A few highlights: God the Father chose us for salvation before He even made the earth (Eph 1:4).  Our salvation is only found in Christ, by grace, […]

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Living Obediently

As we’ve seen a number of times throughout Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, our behavior as believers matters.  A professing Christian is called to live by a high standard which reflects Christ in a dark world; the subsequent obedience and agape love is a sweet aroma and fragrance around the Father’s throne (cf: Eph 5:1-2). […]

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Imitators of God

Heading into Ephesians chapter 5, we find ourselves in the middle of a lengthy discourse from the Apostle Paul on the Christian’s obligation to live rightly.  In fact, this theme continues through the end of his epistle, so we should prepare ourselves for quite a bit more godly advice from Paul as we continue unpacking […]

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