Kathie’s Ephesus Dig: Ephesians 4:14-16

Understanding the ancient cultural context of the Bible is a significant way that believers can discern when the truth is diverted with false conclusions or unintended interpretations. We can forget, or ignore, the cultural context of the Bible, when we apply it to our lives, and approaching the Bible as if it had no context… Read More

Bible Dig into Ephesus: Ephesians 4:14-16

We are a part of a unique community–The Church. Verses 1-13 of Ephesians 4 urges each of us to understand we are more than individual entities, each saved through “the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.” Just what does that mean? What does it look like? Read Ephesians 4:14-16 in The Message. If it… Read More

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