Ephesians 1:15-23 Many love riddles because they challenge our thinking and then provide much excitement and pleasure when they are solved. Prayer has become a riddle for many Christians. They know of its importance, they hear others pray and talk about prayer, but when they look at their own prayer life they feel as if […]

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Fan the Flame (2 Timothy 1:6-7)

2 Timothy 1:6-7 In the beginning of the Apostle Paul’s second letter to Timothy, he calls Timothy to “guard the good deposit entrusted to him.” In the opening of this exhortation, Paul writes Timothy to “fan into flame the gift of God.” This exhortation is just as important for us today as it was for […]

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Captive Hearts (Mark 14)

Mark 14 begins with an unexpected story, and its lesson is central to Christian living, especially with Christmas around the corner. We want very much to buy and receive the best gifts because they are valuable to us. We want to spend our time in the best way because it is precious to us. This […]

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The Seal of the Spirit (Ephesians 1:13, 14)

Ephesians 1:13, 14 In the first chapter of Ephesians, Paul explains the new identity of believers in Christ. After describing the important doctrines of election and redemption, he speaks of the sealing by the Holy Spirit that secures our future inheritance. The ministry of the Holy Spirit is an essential part of every Christian’s life. The Holy Spirit […]

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Redemption in Christ (Ephesians 1:7-12)

Ephesians 1:7-12 Every born again Christian knows that the redemption of sinners is possible because of Christ’s sacrificial death on the cross. However, some view the doctrine of redemption as distant, less practical and irrelevant to everyday life of a Christian. This is a wrong view of the doctrine. Ephesians chapter 1 provides a great […]

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Divine Election (Ephesians 1:3-6)

In our study of Ephesians, we dive into a sea of doctrines that are foundational for a Christian’s faith and the New Testament Church. The very first wave in this sea is divine election. God’s sovereignty in the salvation of people is something Paul wants to put upfront. This passage will be a great encouragement […]

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Grace to You (Ephesians 1:2)

The concept of grace is central to Christian faith. The Gospel is rooted in grace. Theologians have written volumes trying to explain grace, and yet we have still a lot to learn about it. When Paul writes the letter to believers in Ephesus, he greets them with grace. We can overlook this simple greeting and […]

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Jesus, Our Great High Priest (Hebrews 4:14-16)

We often think of Jesus as Lord and Savior, as mediator, friend, or any number of other titles we see in The Scriptures. However, it’s not very often that we consider Him as our Priest, but He is called exactly this in the text we’ll be studying from the epistle to the Hebrews. Join us […]

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