Bible Doodle: Ephesians 1: 7-10

Because of the sacrifice of the Messiah, his blood poured out on the altar of the Cross, we’re a free people—free of penalties and punishments chalked up by all our misdeeds. And not just barely free, either. Abundantly free! He thought of everything, provided for everything we could possibly need, letting us in on the… 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

Dig into Romans With Me (Week 25-Romans 12:1-2)

Paul packed so much into the first two verses of this chapter that I couldn’t fit any more into my thinking. Beloved friends, what should be our proper response to God’s marvelous mercies? I encourage you to surrender yourselves to God to be his sacred, living sacrifices. And live in holiness, experiencing all that delights… Read More

Ephesians 2:11-13 I didn’t have a clue!

Once I was on the outside. Now I’m part of the family of God. Once I had no clue about God, his promises, his love, and his grace. Now, because of his mercy, sacrifice, and victory over death, I am in on it altogether. God is love, and He loves me. I don’t take it… Read More

Sow forgiveness…reap forgiveness

Jesus is God, and he became who we are—he became our sin. Because he was both God and man he could accomplish the task that God the Father gave him of being the perfect lamb that was sacrificed to take away the sins of the world. Jesus reached across time and space and identified with… Read More