Kathie’s Ephesus Dig: Ephesians 5:1-20

Paul talks to us here about how our lives should be different when we are believers in The Way than they were before we were saved. Faith not only changes us inside, but grows to be more and more visible as our relationship with God grows deeper. He starts by telling us, “Watch what God… Read More

Bible Dig in Ephesus: Ephesians 5:1-20

Ephesians 4 ended with: Don’t grieve God. Don’t break his heart. His Holy Spirit, moving and breathing in you, is the most intimate part of your life, making you fit for himself…Make a clean break… (Ephesians 4:30-32, MSG) Live in the Light Ephesians 4:32-5:2 tell us to follow Jesus Christ’s example, to live our lives… Read More

Kathie’s Ephesus Dig: Ephesians 4:7-13

As I read through these verses, I remember this. A friend of mine recently held his new premature grandson, being very careful because the baby was so tiny and fragile. He told me all he could think about as he gazed at this new little helpless human, was that “this is what the Almighty God… Read More

Kathie’s Ephesus Digs: Ephesians 3: 14-19

I don’t usually kneel when I pray. My most intense praying is usually done in the middle of the night, wrapped in blankets in my bed, imagining that I am hugged in my Father’s arms. And this awesome, perfect Father of every father and child in heaven and earth, welcomes our time together. 14 For… Read More

Bible Dig into Ephesus: Ephesians 3:14-19

Paul laid out profound theological truths in the first part of this letter, not to correct any wrongdoing, but to encourage the readers to mature in the faith. Today’s verses are a great catalyst for my faith-life every time I read or remember them, because they bring my focus to who God is, help me… Read More

Kathie’s Dig into Ephesus (Ephesians 2:11-13)

Paul preached the truth of the gospel: ethnic diversity in the church is God’s idea (verse 13), and it was going to require a radical new way of living. 1 Corinthian 12 tells us that it doesn’t matter who or what we are when we have all be baptized into one body by one Spirit,… Read More

Kathie’s Dig into Ephesians 1:13-18

It occurred to me as I am going through these verses, that the method we are using has a similarity to lectio divina, which is a monastic study tool that goes through scriptures three times with meditation. We read it, go through it again looking for information, and then we write or draw what we… Read More