Kathie’s Ephesus Dig: Ephesians 5:21-33

LOVING, SPIRIT-GUIDED RELATIONSHIPS As a teenager in the 1960s, the thought of “submitting” to a husband ruffled my feathers. Wasn’t I a person in my own right? Don’t I have a mind of my own? Why should I have to ask his permission? I was stuck on the word “submit” as it was understood in… Read More

Bible Dig into Ephesus: Ephesians 5:21-33

Against long-standing cultural standards, God calls for husbands, wives, and families to live according to our roles as God has designed them. This takes yielding and submissive spirits–loving, supporting, and growing and developing together, just a a physical body grows together. Read Ephesians 5:21-33, out loud if possible, in The Message. 21 Out of respect… Read More

Bible Dig into Ephesus: Ephesians 4:17-32

Out with the OLD. In with the NEW. Be transformed: like a caterpillar to a butterfly. Read through Ephesians 4: 17-32 in The Message. Reading aloud helps us to both see and hear the words—with two senses instead of one. 17-19 And so I insist—and God backs me up on this—that there be no going… Read More

what’s in your heart?

In Christ, an everyday man or woman becomes someone with the power and authority to expose the devil’s schemes to drive him out and away from all things. The everyday man or woman “in Christ” has the power to speak truth into lies, cultivate righteousness into moral confusion, and inject peace into earthly conflict. The… Read More