Kathie’s Ephesus Dig: Ephesians 5:21-33

LOVING, SPIRIT-GUIDED RELATIONSHIPS As a teenager in the 1960s, the thought of “submitting” to a husband ruffled my feathers. Wasn’t I a person in my own right? Don’t I have a mind of my own? Why should I have to ask his permission? I was stuck on the word “submit” as it was understood in… Read More

Bible Dig into Ephesus: Ephesians 5:21-33

Against long-standing cultural standards, God calls for husbands, wives, and families to live according to our roles as God has designed them. This takes yielding and submissive spirits–loving, supporting, and growing and developing together, just a a physical body grows together. Read Ephesians 5:21-33, out loud if possible, in The Message. 21 Out of respect… Read More

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