Monthly Archives: September 2014

Perparer or Server?

Re: Verse reading–Ephesians 4:1-16 (day two) It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that … Continue reading

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Jesus Calling

Re: Verse reading–Ephesians 4:1-16 (day one) It is a popular devotional book.  Jesus Calling, by Sarah Young, is a collection of 1st person words from Christ to the believer. (At least the author’s idea.)  It rests on a clear biblical conviction that the Lord calls/commands us … Continue reading

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Paul, praying

Re: Verse reading–Ephesians 3 (day seven) “For this reason I bow my knees before the Father”–v 14.  He was never better than when he prayed.  Never stood taller than when he knelt.  In v 1 of our Re: Verse reading, Paul described … Continue reading

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Undiscouraged

Re: Verse reading–Ephesians 3 (day six) “Therefore I ask you not to lose heart at my tribulations.”–v 13.  Surprising commandment.  Typical Paul.  “Do not lose heart!”  Literally it reads, “do not let the bad get inside you.”  Paul claims that every … Continue reading

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Learn from Our Prayers

Re: Verse reading–Ephesians 3 (day five) I have sensed the Lord pressing me to journal more in this particular season of my life.  It’s not a skill I am good at, or fond of doing.  But it is SO helpful … Continue reading

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Superlatives

Re: Verse reading–Ephesians 3 (day four) When Paul describes the Savior, he always uses superlatives.  Verse 8 says, “…the unfathomable riches of Christ.”  Verse 10 says, “…the manifold wisdom of God.”  Verse 11 says, “…the eternal purpose carried out in … Continue reading

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Apology

Re: Verse reading–Ephesians 3 (Day Three)  “Through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms.”  The church will reveal God’s wisdom to the entire universe only as it … Continue reading

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A Great Mystery

Re: Verse reading–Ephesians 3 (day two) “In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ, which was not made known to men in other generations as it has now been revealed by … Continue reading

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Praying It Forward

Re: Verse reading–Ephesians 3 (day one)  “For this reason, I bow my knees before the Father. . .that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner … Continue reading

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Undivided

Re: Verse reading–Ephesians 2:11-22 (day seven) “In Him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord.”  (v 21) It is something that the world has been unable to do.  For all of … Continue reading

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