Paul presented the gift of God in Christ and the benefits we receive so clearly that we cannot help but ask ourselves, “Do our lives reflect that reality as they should?” 14-15 The Messiah has made things up between us so that we’re now together on this, both non-Jewish outsiders and Jewish insiders. He tore… Read More
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
I’d like to issue an invitation to you to study Paul’s letter to the Ephesians with me. Instead of only reading through the verses, we will chart what they tell us, state the main message that God revealed to us as we read this today, and doodle–take an idea into our heads and relay it… Read More
She’s so feis-tea! Time to Par-tea! Drinking tea, just gives me sereni-tea Hello Beau-tea-ful You’re my bes-tea Bow down to royal-tea Hones-tea is the best policy You’re so naugh-tea You’re such a hot-tea She’s so flir-tea You’re tea-riffic! No need to be sal-tea
Coloring with colored pencils or gel pens is one of the ways I like to relax. Most of these pictures come from Waterbrook coloring books and are the works of a variety of artists. I thank them for blessing me with their work.
We throw open our doors to God and discover at the same moment that he has already thrown open his door to us. We find ourselves standing where we always hoped we might stand—out in the wide open spaces of God’s grace and glory, standing tall and shouting our praise. Romans 5:2, MSG Now that… Read More