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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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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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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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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