Tag Archive: Paul

Looking Toward 2010

The year 2009 is nearly history. Often we are glad when a year is past so that we can forget our failures and disappointments. However, this year as I look back I am grateful for the positive things that I have seen the Lord do in my life.
When I began 2009 I selected [...]

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Ephesians Study, Part 1

Ephesians 1:1-3 – Introducing the Book
INTRODUCTION
Ephesus was the most important city in the Roman province of Asia. The city stood at the end of one of the great caravan trade routes through Asia. It was the center for the Goddess Diana who was worshipped by the Ephesians. The city had a [...]

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Ephesians Study, Part 2

Ephesians 1:15-23; 3:14-19 – The Author Prays
INTRODUCTION
The prayers of the Apostle Paul are often recorded in his writings to the churches where he ministered. These were written for the encouragement of those who would read the letters. From these prayers they would see that Paul loved them and that he had goals for [...]

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Ephesians Study, Part 3

Ephesians 1:3-14 – The Believer’s Position: We Are Chosen
INTRODUCTION
In the introduction to the Book of Ephesians Paul blesses his readers with Grace and Peace from God. It was Paul’s stated desire that his readers would come into a deep knowledge of God. Today we are looking at our position in Christ as believers. [...]

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Ephesians Study, Part 4

Ephesians 1:7-14; 2:1-6 – We are Chosen (2)
INTRODUCTION
Last week we saw that we have been chosen by God to be holy and blameless, to be his very own children and to be redeemed. In today’s message we will see that we are also chosen to be forgiven, to know the mystery of God’s Will, [...]

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