Ephesians 6:18, Matthew 26:41
A Warning Against Lazy Praying
When we gather together in our prayer meetings there should be a militancy about those prayers. Is there the smell of war on those prayers? Because we are at war.
Amazing Access to the Father
The Gospel gets us all the way to having access with God the Father. This access to God is the summit of it all. It does not get any better than this.
Appreciating Our Adoption
Many Reformed theologians consider adoption to be the very highest privilege that the Gospel offers. Yet, it seems that the church has historically neglected this doctrine...
Behind a Frowning Providence
“Behind a frowning providence He hides a smiling face.” There’s a truth there, that the song writer says, that you and I need to know.
Children Obey and Honor Your Parents
Ephesians 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
Chosen to Stand Before God
Man lost the greatest of all his privileges: beholding the face of God. Man’s sin hid the greatest Treasure of all from us. Man has been put out of...
Christ Breaks Down Every Ethnic Barrier
Jesus smashed down the separations between the Jews and Gentiles. He did this that "He might create in Himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace."
Christianity is Christ Dwelling in the Believer
Why does the apostle Paul pray for Christians to have things that they already have? The answer is that there's more experiential reality to be had in the Christian life.
Church, The Reigning Christ is For You
Paul says that Jesus Christ has put everything under His feet and been appointed as head over all for the church. Christian, do you realize what is being said?
Do You Have Expectation?
If God left this in His inspired Scriptures, then we should have increased expectation that He'll give us this knowledge of Christ's love.
Effectual Prayer Empowered by the Spirit
I am all for sharpening our minds... and a greater theological understanding, but we cannot afford for it to stop there. Does your theology make your heart dance?
Enslaved to the Desires of The Flesh (Part 4)
Believers once lived in the passions of their flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind. All lost men are still enslaved to the desires of their flesh.
Filled With All the Fullness of God
What does it mean to be filled with all the fullness of God? This isn’t a made up phrase by religious mystics who don’t know the Bible.
Fitly Framed Together
It doesn't matter what shade of skin we have, but by reconciliation through the Cross, the door has been opened so that we actually have real communion...
Following the Course of This World (Part 2)
This world is a system with a mindset that has a force and power of darkness behind it. It has such a hold over us that if God doesn't come and deliver us we will be swept away by it.
Gentile Dogs Have Hope Too
We should be amazed that even us, the Gentiles, have been included and have salvation and hope too. We are not going to perish forever and forever because of God's incredible mercy...
God’s Mighty Power Demonstrated
In Ephesians 1:19-20 Paul is talking about the power of Christianity. It's more than the power of the resurrection. It's the power of Christ's ascension and enthronement.
God’s Ultimate Purpose Revealed
God's ultimate purpose is pointing to the unification of all things by way of reconciliation to God by peace, which is made by the blood on Christ's Cross.
God’s Unlimited Resources for the Believer’s Holiness
How can we pray that with confidence? Because God's unlimited resources are available for the believer's holiness and conformity to Jesus Christ.
Highly Favored in the Beloved
If you want to know how to properly estimate God's love for us, then just behold the Beloved - Jesus Christ. He whom was held tightly and eternally in the bosom of the Father...
How Alive is Alive? Seated With Christ in The Heavenly Places (Part 3)
This passage is the very pinnacle of what God has already done for the believer. The Apostle is giving us this great reality about who we are as Christians...
How Alive is Alive? The Four-Fold Risenness of the Christian (Part 1)
The Bible teaches us that it is God who makes Christians. Paul says in Ephesians that God has made us alive together with Christ. God makes people into...
How to Pray like an Apostle
I’ve often considered it to be a significant measure of a person’s spiritual maturity to simply ask somebody, “How much do you pray for others?”
Humility Necessary for the Christian to Work Properly
The Bible urges us to walk worthy of God's calling; one of the characteristics of a walk worthy of our calling is humility. The Bible also calls members...
No Longer Perishing in Futility
As Christians, we are called to no longer walk the way we did when we were lost; to no longer walk as this dark world walks.
Paul, Teach Me to Pray
What can we learn from the apostle Paul's prayer in Ephesians 3? One notable thing Paul prays for is that Christ would dwell in the hearts of the Ephesians.
Praising God For Our Adoption
In expressing to you the doctrine of adoption, we realize that somebody can be adopted and not really recognize what that is. Being adopted is one thing, but recognizing you are adopted is...
Pray to the Father For Others
In the last section of Ephesians 3, we get the privilege of seeing a prayer that's inspired of the Holy Spirit. Paul addressed God as his Father...
Exodus 40:34, 1 Kings 8:10-11, Ephesians 3:14-21
Prayerfully Pursuing God’s Gracious Power and Loving Presence
Believer, because we are the temple of God, we should ask the Lord for more power from the Holy Spirit. This power that is received, according to grace...
Redemption Through His Blood
Take a look at Christ's blood being spilled and God's wrath that was unleashed upon Him; and suddenly you recognize there is a price, and it is an infinite price...
Rooted and Grounded in the Love of Christ
When we are planted in the love that Christ has for us, it will cause us to respond with love towards Him. We greatly need to be rooted in the love of Christ so that nothing in this life can move us.
Speaking the Truth in Love
And one of the primary joints that will hold us together is speaking the truth in love to one another.
The Anger and Joy of Jesus
Jesus' anger sprang from His recognition of the sources of man's fall - Satan and sin, but also death. The motives...
The God That Chooses
Yes, but that also is not going back far enough. We must go back before our world existed...to the God who chooses.
The Mystery of the Mystery
When God saves someone there is a revelation of the mystery of God's will that is in Christ. This mystery we would not understand if God did not...
The Self Reflections of an Inspired Man of God
In Ephesians 3:1-13 Paul, under inspiration, gives a great deal of information about himself. And God has specifically designed us to be impacted by the example of others.
The Unity of the Spirit
We are called to be eager to maintain unity. But why is unity so important? And how do we become eager to maintain unity with other Christians?
What is Biblical Forgiveness?
The New Man: Kind, Tender, Forgiving | As a new man in Christ, we are to freely bestow our forgiveness to those who do not deserve it; just as God...