Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! This latest podcast episode in our series, looking at the book of Ephesians takes on the topic of our relationships with others. This is not a minor issue in the New Testament. In fact, this is a standard of life that was assumed in the context of every book written in the
In our last episode in this podcast series on the book of Ephesians, we looked at the alternative lifestyles and realities born from the dust or from the breath of God. We continue along that theme in today’s episode as we look at a new kind of human God intended us to be and the
The nature of human life described by Paul in the book of Ephesians often does not match our perceived realities. In this podcast episode, continuing our look at the book of Ephesians, JB Shreve looks at the alternate lifestyles and realities for humans. God designed us to live in a certain way. Our response to
For some reason, many of our assumptions and perspectives about the church are far, far less than what the Bible describes. In this podcast episode continuing our series and walk through the book of Ephesians, we look at the descriptions of the church laid out in the New Testament. We were called to more. We
There is an interesting verse in Ephesians 3:19 whose mere verbiage invites us to inquire more about what it means. It is part of one of the long run-on sentences that Paul liked to use in his writings, so I will cite the whole verse so we can see what we are looking at here.
God wants us to see, to know, to understand the truth. And that truth has nothing to do with this world. We are surrounded by illusions, distractions, and lies. In this podcast devotional, continuing our walk through the themes of the book of Ephesians, we look at the requirement for spiritual sight. I pray
Religion puts the blessings and promises of God far away. There is always something more we have to do, something we must not do, some time that must pass; something always stands between us and the promises of God. That is not what the Bible teaches. It is not the truth Scripture says we get
Most translations of the Bible translate the word charis to grace. Nothing wrong with that except we have put our Sunday school glasses on and failed to see how big the reality of God’s grace is. Grace is the energy of God. It is His power flowing into our lives when He places His attention on us.
If you have done any amount of Bible study or training, you probably came across the term “the centrality of Christ.” This is a dominant theme in the book of Ephesians, but unfortunately, it is often stripped of its significance when we convert Christ into a mere intellectual concept or historical figure. While neither of
What is the plan of God for my life? How can I mess it up? What is included within that plan? Do difficulties suggest I have missed the plan of God for my life? This podcast devotional kicks off a new series where we are looking at the book of Ephesians throughout the months of