Category: Journals

  • Apostles, prophets, and teachers -oh my…

    Apostles, prophets, and teachers -oh my…

    Ephesians 3:4–7 (NASB 95) 4 By referring to this, when you read you can understand my insight into the mystery of Christ, 5 which in other generations was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed to His holy apostles and prophets in the Spirit; 6 to be specific, that the Gentiles…

  • Breathe

    Breathe

    Ephesians 3:1–3 (NASB 95) Paul’s Stewardship 1 For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles— 2 if indeed you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace which was given to me for you; 3 that by revelation there was made known to me the mystery, as I wrote before…

  • Past due rent

    Past due rent

    Ephesians 2:19–22 (NASB 95) 19 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and are of God’s household, 20 having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the cornerstone, 21 in whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into a…

  • Chaos Destroyed

    Chaos Destroyed

    Ephesians 2:17–18 (NASB 95) 17 AND HE CAME AND PREACHED PEACE TO YOU WHO WERE FAR AWAY, AND PEACE TO THOSE WHO WERE NEAR; 18 for through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father. Examine / Explain Let’s consider the relevance of this passage to our lives: Jesus, in His divine mission,…

  • Dysregulated Peace

    Dysregulated Peace

    Ephesians 2:14–16 (NASB 95) 14 For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall, 15 by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, which is the Law of commandments contained in ordinances, so that in Himself He might make the two into one new man, thus…

  • The Chosen

    The Chosen

    Ephesians 2:11–13 (NASB 95) 11 Therefore remember that formerly you, the Gentiles in the flesh, who are called “Uncircumcision” by the so-called “Circumcision,” which is performed in the flesh by human hands— 12 remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having…

  • Comfortable Suffering

    Comfortable Suffering

    Ephesians 2:8–10 (NASB 95) 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we…

  • Un-yoked?

    Un-yoked?

    Ephesians 2:6–7 (NASB 95) 6 and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. Examine / Explain Having been granted new life from spiritual…

  • This again?

    This again?

    Ephesians 2:3–5 (CSB) 3 We too all previously lived among them in our fleshly desires, carrying out the inclinations of our flesh and thoughts, and we were by nature children under wrath as the others were also. 4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of his great love that he had for us, 5 made us…

  • Christianity Confusion

    Christianity Confusion

    Ephesians 2:1–2 (NASB 95) 1 And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, 2 in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. Examine / Explain In our humanity, we are…