that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom

Paul’s Prayer

By David Maby | January 13, 2022

Ephesians 1:15-18 For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of…

sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,

Sealed with the Holy Spirit

By David Maby | January 12, 2022

Ephesians 1:13-14 In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory. The Word of Truth In this day…

In Christ we have obtained an inheritance,

An Inheritance that is Everlasting.

By David Maby | January 11, 2022

Ephesians 1:11-12 In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory. Only going to look at a short…

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace

Redemption Through His Blood.

By David Maby | January 11, 2022

Ephesians 1:7-10 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for…

he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.

Adopted according to His will.

By David Maby | January 10, 2022

Ephesians 1:5-6 He predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. Paul gives us another two verses packed with spiritual content. Predestination, adoption, the will of God and his…

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

By David Maby | January 9, 2022

Ephesians 1:3-4 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. Paul starts with the words “Blessed…

To the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful in Christ Jesus

In Christ Jesus

By David Maby | January 8, 2022

Ephesians 1:1-2 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, to the saints who are in Ephesus, and the faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  Ephesus was an important place for Paul. He had worked there for over three years…

Grace of God

The Grace of God

By David Maby | January 7, 2022

The grace of God is one of the most important subjects that the Apostle Paul taught about. This post aims to introduce the idea of the grace of God drawn from what Paul taught in his epistles. The 1st-century concept of grace and patronage will also be explored from a biblical perspective. The grace of God…

Halloween Happy Treasure Mudlark

Is Halloween Happy?

By David Maby | October 28, 2021

It is a sad reflection on Christendom that people think that Bible believers are killjoys. I was asked this week “So I suppose you are against Halloween?”, the assumption being as a believer in Christ I will be against celebrating Halloween. Am I? Well please read on… I have been introduced to Mudlarking by my…