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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Firstborn From The Dead

Coming out of Passion Week and our celebration of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross and His resurrection from the grave, I thought it would be fitting to explore a truth about our Lord that can be a little confusing at first glance, but provides us with a great promise about our future. In Scripture we […]

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Walking With The Spirit

As we close out what we know as chapter 4 in the epistle to the Christians in Ephesus, we find ourselves really in the middle of Paul’s essay on how true believers act and behave.  As we’ve seen, much of this chapter has been devoted to instructions on how we must walk the walk we […]

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Do Not Grieve The Holy Spirit

As we study Scripture, we often encounter verses that speak volumes.  In the midst of Paul’s admonition to the believers in Ephesus to live their lives in an upright and holy manner (Eph 4:17-32), he drops this rather simple yet striking sentence: Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed […]

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Words of Grace

As the Apostle Paul nears the close of what we know as Ephesians chapter 4, he wrote several important and powerful statements about how believers must behave.  From the command to speak truth (Eph 4:25), to not sinning in our anger (4:26), to not stealing and instead laboring for the benefit of the Kingdom (4:27), […]

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