Praying Beyond Our Circumstances
Praying Beyond Our Circumstances

Last week we looked at Apostle Paul’s instruction to believers to pray at all times in the Spirit and also to pray for other Christians, especially for their faith and spiritual protection (Eph 6:18).  In the same thought, Paul continued by asking the Ephesian believers to pray specifically for his ministry: and pray on my […]

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Pray In The Spirit

From beginning to end, Scripture puts great emphasis on prayer.  It’s our way of bringing the needs of ourselves and others before our Creator and Sustainer, and the primary manner for us to intimately commune with our heavenly Father.  After his graphic illustration to believers about putting on the full armor of God (Eph 6:10-17), […]

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Spiritual Armor

Last week we looked at the first two pieces of the armor of God: truth and righteousness.  Both are so crucial to our walk as believers that without them we are in constant peril of spiritual attack from the enemy. Today we’ll examine the remaining pieces of our God-given spiritual armor: And having shod YOUR […]

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Stand Firm!

We are at war.  Each of us a soldier in the battle of good vs. evil.  Thankfully our Commander in Chief has given His soldiers all that we need to be victorious, but it is upon us to take up our gear daily as we go to the front lines. Therefore, take up the full […]

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Be Strong In The Lord

Here at the mid-point of chapter 6 in Paul’s letter to the church in Ephesus, Paul begins shifting toward the closing remarks of his epistle.  After many rich pages of doctrine, warning, exhortation, and instruction, he now moves to encouragement and reassurance. Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. […]

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Serving With A Sincere Heart

For a good portion of human history slavery was very common, and in some areas where the early Christians lived there were more slaves than free.  Thankfully, in America we are so blessed that it is hard to truly visualize slavery, which can make certain biblical passages difficult to understand or relate to.  So as […]

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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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