Ephesians Study: Submission

[Ephesians 5:21 – 6:9] 21 - Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. To submit oneselfTo be subjectTo be obedient 21 – submitting – to one another 22 – submit – wives to husband 24 – is subject unto – Church to Christ Must have the Spirit (see verse 18) – can’t do … Continue reading Ephesians Study: Submission

Ephesians Study: Exposed by the Light

[Ephesians 5:1-20] 8 – For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light. [NIV] 9 – For this light within you produces only what is good and right and true. [NLT] 11 – Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. … Continue reading Ephesians Study: Exposed by the Light

Ephesians Study: Unity of the Body

[Ephesians 4:1-16] “With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” (v. 2-3 ESV) 2 With ALL humility, lowliness of mind, modesty gentleness, mildness, gentle strength (power with reserve & strength) patience, forbearance, longsuffering, steadfastness, staying power bearing … Continue reading Ephesians Study: Unity of the Body

Overwhelming Joy

JOY is all about JESUS and the gift of salvation He offers. Because of JESUS, we wanderers can come back home to our Heavenly Father. This relationship was always God’s plan for us. It is only possible through CHRIST JESUS. Only through faith in JESUS are we children of God. Salvation is a gift from … Continue reading Overwhelming Joy

Ephesians Study: Our Cornerstone

[Ephesians 2:11-23] Psalm 118:22 – stone rejected by the builders has become the head of the corner Verse 12 --   At one time we were                               Through Christ we are Separated                                                                 Brought Near Without hope                                                          With Peace Fellow citizens with the saints – Members of the household of GodBuilt on Foundation of Apostles & … Continue reading Ephesians Study: Our Cornerstone

Ephesians Study: Immeasurable Greatness

[Ephesians 1:15-23] The Power of God – Omnipotence (all-powerful) Parted the Red Sea & the Jordan RiverReattached the ear of the soldierRaised the dead – Resurrection Power! God’s power is GREAT – God’s power is UNABLE TO BE MEASURED 19 “And what is the immeasurable greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to … Continue reading Ephesians Study: Immeasurable Greatness

Ephesians Study: Sons & Daughters

[Ephesians 1:1-14] 4-5 – Predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ He knew before the foundation that we would be separated. (1 Peter 4:20) He predestined us for adoption. Everyone who believes through faith is a child of God. (Galatians 3:26, John 1:12) 11 – Obtained an inheritance This inheritance is ALREADY ours … Continue reading Ephesians Study: Sons & Daughters

Philemon Study: True Forgiveness

[Philemon] Paul wrote letter to Philemon while he was in jail.Philemon’s house may be where the Colossian church met (v. 2).Philemon had a slave Onesimus (v. 16).Onesimus means “useful” or “beneficial.”Onesimus was useless to Philemon – slave who stole money and ran away.Paul converted Onesimus.Onesimus is now useful to Philemon and Paul. (v. 11).Though Onesimus … Continue reading Philemon Study: True Forgiveness

Colossians Study: Godly Living

[Colossians 3:18-21] As we run with Jesus, we continue to build godly relationships. Godly living starts at home. If you aren’t living godly at home, you won’t succeed in godly living outside of the home. Paul speaks about the importance of godly relationships in numerous letters. Husbands & wivesParents & childrenMasters & slaves “Submit to … Continue reading Colossians Study: Godly Living