MEDITATIONS 16: Psalmoi, Chapter 1 (Psalms)

“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners. Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree Planted by…

SUNDAY MEDITATION & PRAYER

Isaiah 41:10¬†ESV Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Fear not / God commands I AM with you / He is with us be not dismayed / God again commands…

MEDITATIONS 13: ARMOR OF GOD

When I was around 8 years old my parents took me to a large church event. It was a skit & show dedicated to the Gospel. During the event the actors called the children up with them to do a skit and dance about the Armor of God. I don’t remember the skit, but I…

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 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…