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Christ Decended then Ascended

By David Maby | July 23, 2020

Ephesians 4:7-10 7 But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift. 8 Therefore it says, “When he ascended on high he led a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men.” 9 (In saying, “He ascended,” what does it mean but that he had also descended…

Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.

Unity in the Body of Christ

By David Maby | July 21, 2020

Ephesians 4:4-6 4 There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. One Body 4 There is one body and…

We can only comprehend the love of God with others. The only way to show love is to love others and the only way to feel love is to be loved by others.

Comprehend Love

By David Maby | July 20, 2020

Ephesians 3:15-21 16 that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may have strength to comprehend with all the saints…

What is the eternal purpose of God being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

Eternal Purpose

By David Maby | July 19, 2020

Ephesians 3:11-15 11 This was according to the eternal purpose that he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12 in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in him. 13 So I ask you not to lose heart over what I am suffering for you, which is your glory. 14…

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The Gift of God’s Grace

By David Maby | July 18, 2020

Ephesians 3:7-10 7 Of this gospel I was made a minister according to the gift of God’s grace, which was given me by the working of his power. 8 To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ,…

how the mystery was made known to me by revelation

The Mystery of Christ

By David Maby | July 16, 2020

Ephesians 3:1-6 1 For this reason I, Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles — 2 assuming that you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace that was given to me for you, 3 how the mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I have written briefly. 4…

In whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.

A Dwelling Place for God

By David Maby | July 15, 2020

Ephesians 2:18-22 18 For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. 19 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being…

reconciliation: that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity.

Reconciliation Brings Peace

By David Maby | July 14, 2020

Ephesians 2:14-17 14 For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility 15 by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, 16…

remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.

Separated from Christ

By David Maby | July 13, 2020

Ephesians 2:11-13 11 Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called “the uncircumcision” by what is called the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands— 12 remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise,…