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    Ephesians 2

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    Ephesians 2

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    Sacred Sunday~Ephesians Chapter 6/Paul is Back in Jail. Goodbye Ephesians!

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    Ephesians Chapter 6

    Kids Today. Kids should also listen to their parents. It's right there in the 10 Commandments. No breaking curfew or sneaking out the window when you're supposed to be grounded. But on the other hand, dads shouldn't abuse their power or try to purposely tick off their kids. They should be loving and understanding and help teach their little rugrats the proper way to behave. Same thing goes for slaves: obey your masters. Don't just follow orders when the master is watching, either. Do it all the time. Because God is always watching. It might help to think of yourself as a slave for Jesus. Don't just listen and obey because some human master wants you to. Do it because God and Jesus want you to. After all, God sees all the good things you're doing and he will reward you for not being rebellious and disobedient. Okay, but masters aren't totally off the hook either. Christian slave owners have an obligation to treat their human property decently. Masters need to remember that everyone on Earth is a slave to God. Everyone has God for a master. As far as the Big Guy is concerned, there's no difference between slaves and their owners. They're all equal. In Heaven, of course. Onward Christian Soldiers. They need to put on (spiritual) armor to protect themselves from this crazy world and the devil who's running loose. Christians don't have to worry so much about flesh and blood people messing with them. It's institutions—like rulers and authorities—who can move society in a bad direction. In an evil direction. They need to put on armor so they can withstand the blows that are coming. Fasten the belt of truth and sport a breastplate of righteous. Put on shoes of peace and take a shield of faith with you. Slap on a helmet of salvation and swing the sword of the Spirit at the bad guys. He is in prison, after all. And that's the end. www.shmoop.com

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    Rain, Henry Ward Beecher, and Ephesians 1:15-16 (Everyday Thanks #23)

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    Today, I am thankful for the rain.

    Our quote of thanks is from Henry Ward Beecher. He said, "Let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings."

    Our Bible verse of thanks is Ephesians 1:15-16. It reads, "Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers."


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    Christ in You from Ephesians

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    Christ in You from Ephesians - deep stuff!

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    Unity In The Body Of Christ, Ephesians 4.

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    Ephesians 4:3-6 endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. 

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    Walk In Love - A Study Of Ephesians 5.

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    Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma. 

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    Ephesians, knowing the will of God.

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    In this episode I will read from the book of Ephesians and will describe how we are saved to glorify God through life or death. I will not go into too much detail about the salvation method found in this book, but will describe how this book can help us grow and develop Christian character. I will try to draw out the theme of this book and why it was written, and how we can apply this book in the bible to our everyday lives. 

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    Sealed with a kiss, the book of Ephesians for the Christian. 1book of Ephesians

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    In this episode I will discuss the book of Ephesians and try to stay in the first chapter. If time permits, I will touch on the other chapters, but I just really want to be biblical today and focus on a cold reading and a commentary as well. I will start by reading the first chapter, and draw out a theme while letting the word of God speak for itself, with practice application 

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    Message: The Equipment of God's Armor (Ephesians 6:10-20)

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    Often, people are attacked by Satan and the powers of evil and they do not know how to spiritually defend themselves. In this message, Pastor Brian Chilton discusses the armor of God, its use, and its importance. Join us for this message given at Huntsville Baptist Church on January 31st, 2016.

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    Sacred Sunday~ Ephesians Chapter 2/Saved By Grace

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    Ephesians Chapter 2~Once Dead to God, Now Alive

    Okay, so these Christians are good now, but it wasn't so long ago that they were living pretty sin-filled lives. As far as anyone knew, they were dead to God because they didn't know about him or his laws or promises. Basically, these folks just followed everyone else in the world and did whatever it was they wanted. They ate what they wanted. They had sex with who they wanted. And they didn't even feel guilty about it the next morning. Okay, so they were dead to God, but he's apparently a forgiving guy, because he went and made them come to life again. It's a miracle! By sin they had died (metaphorically), but through Jesus they started living again. Now these believers have risen up to hang with Jesus. He does have that pretty sweet seat up there in Heaven. God saved them. These Christians didn't "earn" salvation by being good people or something, it is a gift. They also didn't know anything about all the promises that God made to his people way back in the Hebrew Bible. Gentiles weren't part of that stuff, so they clearly weren't going to be saved. But now, because Jesus lived and died. There aren't two groups anymore—Gentiles and Jews. There's just one group. Everyone believes in Jesus, so everyone gets to benefit from God's promises. Back in the Hebrew Bible, God also gave his people all kinds of laws to follow. Gentiles aren't on the outside looking in anymore. They're citizens of Heaven. They've got the keys to God's house. And this is the house that Jesus built…along with some help from the apostles and prophets. Sure, Jesus is the most important brick in the wall, but all believers—whether they're Gentiles or Jews—are there too. Thanks to www.shmoop.co

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    Sacred Sunday~Ephesians Chapter 4/One Rockin' Body

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    One Rockin' Body~Ephesians Chapter 4

    If Jesus loves his little followers, that means they should love each other. Christians have a special bond with each other because of Jesus. That means they need to be humble, gentle, patient, loving, and peaceful with each other.  They're all united in one body because of Jesus. The church isn't just a group of random individuals. There's one Holy Spirit, one God, one way of believing in him, and one baptism. So act like it, says Paul. Christians may be one body, but they all have different and individual gifts. Some folks are apostles or prophets. Some are evangelists, pastors, or teachers. It's a mixed bag. But in the end, all these jobs have the same purpose: making the church stronger. Christians shouldn't act like kids who change their minds about everything every day. Believers need to act like adults. Like the parts of the body they are. If they do the right thing, the body will. But if they decide to stop contributing one day, the whole body will collapse. Followers of Jesus shouldn't live like non-believers. The Gentiles out there don't have a clue. A Christian doesn't live the same way everyone else does. If you believe in Jesus, you need to toss aside your old life and embrace your new one. The new life involves way less selfishness and way more holiness. That means you shouldn't lie. It's okay to be angry, but don't let it fester too long. Don't let the devil into your life. He's always looking for an opening. Don't steal. Instead, work hard so you have something to share with those who need it. Don't say mean and nasty things. Christians have been marked with the seal of the Holy Spirit.  In short, just dump all the bitterness, wrath, anger, fighting, lies, and bad intentions and be excellent to each other. Oh, and don't forget to forgive each other. After al, God has forgiven you. Thanks to www.shmoop.com