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Jan

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Ephesians 1:18-19

The Eyes of Your Heart… The power, mercy, and glory of God is illuminated through His Son, Jesus Christ: May the eyes of (your) hearts be enlightened, that you may know what is the hope that belongs to his call, what are the riches of glory in his inheritance among the holy ones, and what […]

09
Jan

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Ephesians 1:13-14

Baptismal Down Payment… At Baptism, our life as a child of God is only beginning: In him you also, who have heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and have believed in him, were sealed with the promised holy Spirit, which is the first installment of our inheritance toward redemption as God’s […]

08
Jan

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Ephesians 1:11-12

Praise God… We exist for one primary purpose – to praise God: In him we were also chosen, destined in accord with the purpose of the one who accomplishes all things according to the intention of his will, so that we might exist for the praise of his glory, we who first hoped in Christ. –Ephesians […]

07
Jan

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Ephesians 1:8-10

Mystery of God’s Will… Through Christ, we finally see God’s plan for salvation: In all wisdom and insight, he has made known to us the mystery of his will in accord with his favor that he set forth in him as a plan for the fullness of times, to sum up all things in Christ, […]

06
Jan

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Why Read the Bible Daily?

2 Timothy 3:16-17… In the Holy Scriptures, God has provided us a guide to walk through our daily lives: All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for refutation, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that one who belongs to God may be competent, equipped for every good work. –2 Timothy […]

05
Jan

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Ephesians 1:7-8

Redemption Through Christ… Christ paid the ultimate price on the cross so that we might be redeemed: In him we have redemption by his blood, the forgiveness of transgressions, in accord with the riches of his grace that he lavished upon us. –Ephesians 1:7-8, NAB We throw around the word redemption pretty frequently in our Christian […]

04
Jan

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Ephesians 1:4-6

Predestination… We believers are chosen as the elect to be adopted by God the Father: In love he destined us for adoption to himself through Jesus Christ, in accord with the favor of his will, for the praise of the glory of his grace that he granted us in the beloved. –Ephesians 1:4-6, NAB What is […]

03
Jan

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Ephesians 1:3-4

Before the Foundation of the World… Be thankful for we were chosen before the foundation of the world to be members of His flock: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavens, as he chose us in him, before […]

02
Jan

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Ephesians 1:1-2

St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians… Today, we begin a new study with the book of Ephesians: Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, to the holy ones who are [in Ephesus] faithful in Christ Jesus: grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. –Ephesians 1:1-2, […]