In the Book of Life

After an urging to stand firm in the Lord (Phil. 4:1), and immediately before one of the most memorable exhortations about rejoicing in the circumstances God has placed us (Phil. 4:4-9), the Apostle Paul drops in a brief appeal for help addressing an issue between two women in the church, but wraps it with an […]

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Citizens of Heaven

Following a scathing rebuke of those who lead people away from the true gospel of Christ, those he describes as enemies of the cross, the apostle Paul returns to the encouraging theme found throughout this epistle to the church in Philippi. For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a […]

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Have This Attitude

Coming out of an appeal to believers to press on toward the upward call of Christ, the Apostle Paul gives an exhortation for his readers to act with the same heart and mind he has, with a life focused on living for God. Let us therefore, as many as are perfect, have this attitude; and […]

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Striving Together For The Faith

As the world becomes more and more perverse each day, Christians must remain strong and united in the faith.  The call to live differently from the unsaved permeates the Bible.  God commanded His people, whether it be under the old covenant or the new covenant, to be separate – holy – from the world (cf: […]

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Paul’s Final Greetings

It’s been a long road, but we’ve come to the end of a verse-by-verse exposition of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians.  Throughout this astonishing letter we’ve been challenged, tested, exhorted, convicted, and encouraged.  We’ve seen the beloved apostle affirm and confirm many core doctrines of the Christian faith, just a few being God’s will and […]

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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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Unified in the Body of Christ

The Bible is intriguing in that it often explains the most mysterious heavenly truths in such simple ways they can be easy to miss.  From the way Jesus told of the workings of the Kingdom of God through parables, to the way Paul draws us a mental picture of the Church as a human body, […]

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Unified in Truth

In today’s world, truth is treated as subjective.  The world believes truth is what one makes it and how it applies to oneself.  They believe there is no singular truth, and it is relative to the situation.  Scripture teaches the exact opposite.  Truth is foundational, it is fixed, it is unyielding, and it was set […]

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One in Christ

Following his instruction to believers to live their lives in a manner worthy of our calling, the Apostle Paul then expounded on how this calling can be practically viewed as we interact with one another.  There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; one […]

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