MEDITATIONS 12: EPHESIANS 5:21-33 ~HUSBANDS & WIVES IN CHRIST

Eph 5:21-33 “Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. In the same way, husbands out to…

MEDITATIONS 11: EPHESIANS 5:1-20

“Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” (Eph 5:1-2) NIV STUDY BIBLE (RED LETTER EDITOIN), (EPH 5:1-2) Follow God’s example, how the world would be different if we…

MEDITATIONS 10: THE LAW & GOSPEL

Blog about the Law & Gospel: What is the Law & what is the Gospel? How are believers affected by both? What does the Law and the Gospel mean to the unbeliever? Does the relationship between Law and Gospel change once a person becomes a believer? When reading through Galatians and Ephesians the concept of…

MEDITATIONS 9: EPHESIANS 4

Chap 4: Outline: Chapter 4 is full of instructions for the believer. Paul takes time to teach believers about how they should act towards themselves, family, neighbors, and community. Going over how to communicate and about how emotions strongly affect them and the community. He urges charity and to abstain from idleness. God’s gifts to…

MEDITATIONS 8: EPHESIANS 3

Chap 3: (Forgive this author, he is still looking for his APA manual) Outline: Eph 3: 1 – 6 The mystery of Gentile’s salvation and being brought into the body of Christ along with the Israelites is revealed. It was not made known to people in the past It has now, “been revealed by the…

MEDITATIONS 7: EPHESIANS 2

Chap 2: (Forgive the formatting issues, this author is still learning how to use WordPress.com) Thoughts given at the bottom of the outline. Outline: Eph 2: 1 – 3 What believers were before they were saved by the Grace of God through Faith. Before accepting Christ they were dead in sin as transgressors Following, “the…

MEDITATIONS 6: EPHESIANS INTRO & 1

Intro: There is debate on the authorship of Ephesians due to the lack of introduction as found in all of Paul’s other letters. However, if these letters were written by Paul, he wrote them to be passed around from Church to Church. Speculative, these 7 Churches in Ephesians are the Churches referenced in Revelations. The…

MEDITATIONS 5: GALATIANS 5 – 6

Chap 5 & 6: “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” (Gal 5: 1) Ties into Chap 6 completing the thesis of Paul’s letter to the Galatians. “Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a…

MEDITATIONS 4: GALATIANS 4

Chap 4: I find this chapter extremely difficult to parse down into a few paragraphs. A whole academic paper could be written about this chapter. Paul’s letters were directed at subjects brought to him by the civilizations he addressed. There is a small jump of subjects starting in Chapter 4, but the law is still…

MEDITATIONS 3: GALATIANS 3

Chap 3: Reading through Chapter 3 the reader finds Paul expands on the idea of Law vs. Faith. The most important part of Chapter 3 is verses 16 – 18, with strong emphasis on 18, “For if the inheritance depends on the law, then it no longer depends on the promise, but God in His…