Archive for the ‘Ephesians’ Category

This could get confusing…

Ephesians 414 that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting,  Paul is explaining the gifts being used to unify and grow us. He follows up by saying, “so that we are no longer children carried […]

The gift that keeps on giving.

Ephesians 413 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;   Till we all come to the unity of the faith: This is the first goal of God’s work through the gifted offices […]

Different Roles

Ephesians 411 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, So GOD created some to be teachers, some to be pastors etc… We all have different roles, different positions and different responsibilities. 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the [e]edifying of the body of Christ, These […]

Spirits in Prison

Ephesians 49 (Now this, “He ascended”—what does it mean but that He also [d]first descended into the lower parts of the earth? 10 He who descended is also the One who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things.) Commentary:Some think that the phrase lower parts of the earth refers to Jesus’ preaching to the spirits in prison described in 1 Peter 3:19 and 4:6. […]

Ascended

Ephesians 49 (Now this, “He ascended”—what does it mean but that He also [d]first descended into the lower parts of the earth? 10 He who descended is also the One who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things.) Now this, “He ascended”; what does it mean: In this, Paul demonstrated how the words He ascended in Psalm 68:18 had reference to […]

Grace to you, and you, and you…

Ephesians 47 But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift. 8 Therefore He says: “When He ascended on high,He led captivity captive,And gave gifts to men.” From my commentary:“One may picture a military leader returning to Jerusalem at the head of his followers, after routing an enemy army and taking many […]

Unity

Ephesians 4I, therefore, the prisoner [a]of the Lord, [b]beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, 2 with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, 3 endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of […]

Above all we ask.

Ephesians 320 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. I can attest to the Lord doing exceedingly abundantly ABOVE all that we ask or think.I have been […]

Tough reading.

Ephesians 317 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— 19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. With Christ in our hearts, […]

I bow my knees.

Paul certainly makes breaking down the word hard sometimes because he sentences have SO MUCH meat. Ephesians 314 For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through […]