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Prayers of Paul – Love with Discernment – Pt. 10

We are moving on to the third of Paul’s epistle prayers. This prayer deals with our love flowing out but balanced with a high level of discernment. There is a great need for both love and discernment in the… Read More

Prayers of Paul – Knowing the Love of Christ Personally – Pt.9

“may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” (Eph 3:18-19)… Read More

Prayers of Paul – Being Rooted and Grounded in Love – Pt.8

“that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love.” (Eph 3:17) We are continuing our study of Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 3. One important thing to understand is that in this prayer… Read More

The Unity of the Spirit and Faith

In Ephesians chapter four the Apostle Paul speaks of “the unity of the Spirit” and “the unity of the faith.” We must begin to see that we will not see the fullness of the Spirit or a high… Read More

The Church – A Dwelling Place for God

In the wonderful book of Ephesians the church is symbolized as a building. In the building of this house we see God’s part in building this house (temple) and we also see our part. Understanding what is our… Read More

Our Position in Christ – We are God’s Inheritance – Part 7

“In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will.” (Eph 1:11) I quite like The Passion Translation as well. “Through… Read More

Our Position in Christ – Mysteries Made Known – Part 6

“having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself.” (Eph 1:6) We are continuing our series on Our Position in Christ. Today we will see that the… Read More

Our Position in Christ – In Him We Have Redemption – Part 5

** These articles aim to help us to know who we are in Christ. The jumping point for our study is Ephesians 1, where Paul beautifully lays out the position of the believer in Christ. ** “In Him… Read More

Our Position in Christ – The Crowning Achievement of God’s Grace – Part 4

Some of the crowning achievements of men are traveling to the moon, mastering flight, creating the wheel, creating photography, the establishment of democracy, the printing press and more of course. But what is God’s crowning achievement? Is it… Read More

Our Position in Christ – Adopted as Sons – Pt. 3

“having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will.” (Eph 1:5) God decided before the foundation of the world that you and I would be adopted as… Read More