Ephesians 3:7-8 What’s your excuse?

What’s stopping you from doing God’s mission for you? When I read through Paul’s list of excuses, I was surprised at the similarity to mine. I had always thought of Paul as an extremely confident, know-it-all kind of guy, and here I was reading a list of his anxieties about himself–lots of excuses giving his… Read More

Ephesians 3:4-6 Come on in, ya’all!

The original non-discrimination clause.   Ephesians 3:4-6 (New Living Translation) As I briefly wrote earlier, God himself revealed his mysterious plan to me. As you read what I have written, you will understand my insight into this plan regarding Christ. God did not reveal it to previous generations, but now by his Spirit he has… Read More

Ephesians 1:11-18 He did this so we would give praise and glory to Him.

As a believer I know my purpose in life–to give praise and glory to God. God promises love, blessing, strength, encouragement, help, . . . I need to focus on studying scripture so that I can keep his words in the forefront of everything I think and do. I need to listen for his voice… Read More