Bible Dig into Ephesus: Ephesians 4:7-13

God works unity through spiritual gifts of leadership in the church. Grace is the gift we were all given, because no one deserves or can earn spiritual gifts. Before we read in Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, let’s read some correlating verses in the New Testament. Obviously, the idea of unity among believers is an… Read More

Kathie’s Ephesus Digs: Ephesians 3:1-6

Living in faith is a day-to-day journey that goes on for months and years, and we constantly face the temptation to get comfortable instead of faithful. Paul presents an alternate way of living that is only possible because of the gift of God in Christ. The benefits we receive are so clear that we cannot… Read More

Bible Dig into Ephesus (Ephesians 2:11-13)

Jews and Gentile worshipping together? In Ephesus, believers came out of both camps, and racial tensions were high. Paul tells them that it is only through Christ, through the Holy Spirit, that they will be able to live together in peace. Read Ephesians 2:11-13. If possible, read out loud. 11-13 But don’t take any of this… Read More

Bible Dig into Ephesus (Ephesians 2:4-10)

The first three chapters of Ephesians discuss God’s creation of a Holy community by His gift of grace in the death and resurrection of Jesus. These profound theological truths are the cornerstone of our relationship with Jesus Christ. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. Luke 6:36, NIV It is not that we are great, but… Read More