Monthly Archives: August 2014

The Journey

Life’s journey can be an odd thing.  No matter how much we plan and prepare it will take us by surprise more than once.  We might not always know exactly where we are headed or what will come next, and … Continue reading

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Where were you…?

Job isn’t one of the books of the Bible that people study a lot these days, but it’s quite a story.   Now old Job was being tested, and for the most part he did really well through his trials … Continue reading

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God Has a Plan

Ephesians 3:1-13 Isn’t this an interesting little chunk? Paul mentions “mysteries” several times here, and likens these “mysteries” to the “administration of God’s grace”; what could he be referring to? He mentions a mystery that was made known to him … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: August 27, 2014

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Reconciliation in Christ

Ephesians 2:11-22 Paul, in these verses, completes the picture he began in the first 10 verses of this chapter that we covered in yesterday’s post, by tying together the picture of God’s redemption and reconciliation of all people. It is … Continue reading

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Weekly Podcast August 27. 2014

How We Respond to “Bad Stuff” This week’s podcast came a couple of days later than planned, but it’s here now. This is another little chat coming from one of those group discussions I attend, and it deals with our … Continue reading

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Alive!

Ephesians 2:1-10   After several days of dealing with “technical issues,” let’s try this again!  Beginning here in chapter two, Paul reminds us of how we have been made alive in Christ. It’s a funny thing, but I nearly added … Continue reading

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Prayer, Power and Potential

Ephesians 1:15-23 Paul continues his opening of this letter by moving on from the glorious things he has been saying about our redemption into giving thanks for it. Yet as we continue reading this section, I’m sure that you, like … Continue reading

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A Guarantee

 In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for … Continue reading

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Off to a Fast Start

To a large degree, chapter one is an introduction to the letter. In the first two verses, Paul identifies himself and addresses his recipients in his usual style, and then he jumps into his introduction beginning in verse 3. These … Continue reading

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