Tag Archives: Ephesians

Verse of the Month: October 2017

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ!” (Ephesians 1:3) As children of God, we do not have to earn our blessings; … Continue reading

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Foundations

As I write this, my husband is in the process of erecting a new garden shed. The old wooden one has rotted; the new one is metal and should last longer. But one thing is unchanged: the concrete slab that … Continue reading

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God has rebuilt His Temple

We believe in the holy catholic church, the communion of saints… Ephesians 2:19-22 You are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of His household, built on the foundation of the apostles and … Continue reading

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At all times…

Worship “! will extol the LORD at all times; His praise will always be on my lips.” (Psalm 34:1) There are times when praise comes naturally to our lips: when we hear good news, when we receive answers to prayer, … Continue reading

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Under the influence

The priests (Leviticus 10:8-11) This command follows close on the horrifying incident when Aaron’s two eldest sons, Nadab and Abihu, died because of their irreverent conduct within the sanctuary. Alcohol suppresses inhibitions and distorts judgement; it encourages recklessness. Had they … Continue reading

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New world coming

Isaiah 65:17-25 The first half of this chapter is a warning of judgement on those who persistently ignore the true God and worship false gods. But then (verses 13-16) a contrast is brought in between the idolaters and those who … Continue reading

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The word of God

The life-sustaining Word (Deuteronomy 8:2-4) The very existence of the universe was begun by God’s Word of command (I Peter 3:5) and continues by His decree (Hebrews 1:3). And that being so, every part of that universe is totally and … Continue reading

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