Ephesians

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The role and status of the church

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Paul speaks about the wonderful things God has done and will do for the church – and how this has all been made possible through the person and work of Jesus. Recognising that, he calls us to live lives that are worthy of this high calling in response to all the blessings we have and […]

Living in God’s power

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Paul encourages the believers to do two things – to protect themselves with God’s armour and to pray. There is a recognition that we can’t live the Christian life on our own but that God has given us all that we need to do so. How much do we take advantage of what God has […]

Right relationships

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In the early years of the Church, there was a continuous effort to relate Christian faith to the daily lives experienced in the midst of the variety of cultures and customs where they were located. At the heart of this was their desire to fulfil the teaching of Christ and his lordship over their lives. […]

Living holy, loving and generous lives

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Paul refers to those who are following Jesus as “dearly loved children” and “children of light”. And he goes on to talk about how these people should live. Do you know the deep love of God, have you received his light? And, if so, does this affect how you live each day? Reading: Ephesians 5:1-20 […]

Living as new people

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Paul compares the attitudes and actions of those who don’t yet know Jesus with those who have chosen to follow Him. He speaks about the deceitfulness of our “old natures” and the goal of becoming more like God, living righteous and holy lives. And he lists a set of things to avoid doing because of […]

Living to become more like Christ

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Recognising who we are in Jesus, Paul encourages believers to be patient, to care for each other, to be united, to be built up, to become mature. It sounds like hard work, it needs commitment, if flows from a deep and living relationship with Jesus. How much are you, how much are we, prepared to […]

Living in the fullness of God

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Paul rejoices in the privilege of sharing the good news about Jesus with others, he reminds his readers of the wonderful things God has done through Jesus, he prays for other believers that they will come to experience God in a richer way, he points to the supreme power of God. How much do we […]

Living as united in Christ

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Jesus is presented as the one who – through his death on the cross – has broken down barriers and is uniting people together as God’s family. Are you prepared for your barriers to be broken down, are you willing to be involved in breaking down barriers that get in the way of unity? Reading: […]

Living the life we have in Christ

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  Sinners, saved by grace, saved for a reason. This is who we are – do we live this way? Reading: Ephesians 2:1-10 Questions to think about: “We are all sinners” – what is the difference between the believer and the non-believer, are we counted as sinners? Discuss what it means to be saved by grace – […]

Living the hope to which we are called

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In a powerful prayer Paul prays that the believers in Ephesus will get to know God better and will experience in a deep way the great things that God has done for them / has in store for them. He points to what God has done for Jesus and encourages us to really allow that […]