Kathie’s Ephesus Digs: Ephesians 3:7-10

Even though he is in prison for spreading the Gospel, Paul is still delighted and praising God for the role he got to play in telling everyone about the Good News. He gets to tell the mystery of God’s plan of redemption for all of humankind and welcome everyone into the same family—male and female,… Read More

Bible Dig into Ephesus: Ephesians 3:7-10

Do you like putting together jigsaw puzzles? What if you had to assemble one without knowing what the final picture looked like. Paul is excited because he gets to reveal the answer to the mystery–the final picture–for everyone to see and understand, so they will receive the invitation to join God’s family. Picture by Hans… Read More

Kathie’s Ephesus Digs (Ephesians 2:18-22)

You, You, You, and Me…all of us, “We are the church!” Through him we both share the same Spirit and have equal access to the Father. 19-22 That’s plain enough, isn’t it? You’re no longer wandering exiles. This kingdom of faith is now your home country. You’re no longer strangers or outsiders. You belong here,… Read More

Bible Dig into Ephesus (Ephesians 2:14-17)

Paul had a unique role as the messenger of the Gospel to non-Jews, but this letter is written to all the members of the church in Ephesians in all its glorious diversity. Read Ephesians 2:14-17 in The Message. If possible, read these verses aloud. 14-15 The Messiah has made things up between us so that… Read More

Bible Doodle: Eph. 1:19-23

19 I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power 20 that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms. 21 Now he is far above any ruler or authority or power… Read More