War on Drugs

For most of my adult life, I have been hearing about the war on drugs. We blamed the Eastern nations for the heroin and South America for cocaine. We fought it on the seas and at the border, and we lost. We felt better in our loss because we could blame someone else. Today we […]

How to Walk 

“Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called,” (Eph. 4:1) The walk is sometimes referred to as “your walk.” It describes a way of life or a manner of living. Paul is not much on physical advice, but he’s […]

To Him  

“Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.” (Eph. 3:20, 21) Who is the Him? The one who […]

More Inner Man Results  

“And that you….may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.” (Eph. 3:17-19) Paul is not done with his discussion of the benefits […]

Riches of His Glory

“…that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man.” (Eph. 3:16) This is not the first time we have heard of the riches of glory. Paul previously mentioned it in 1:18. It is an interesting adjective, isn’t it? Usually, we […]

Eternal Purpose

“This was in accordance with the eternal purpose which He carried out in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Eph. 3:11) Sometimes things just happen. People are within their right to ask, “Did you do that on purpose?” Often as not we answer, “No, it just happened. I didn’t mean to.” I remember studying about making long-range […]

Mystery Unveiled 

“…that by revelation there was made known to me the mystery, as I wrote before in brief. By referring to this, when you read you can understand my insight into the mystery of Christ.” (Eph. 3:3, 4) I love mysteries. They are my favorite fiction genre. Part of the fun in reading mysteries is trying […]

Christians are the Church  

“…having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy temple in the Lord in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit.” (Eph. 2:20-22) Paul is not […]

Access to the Father  

“…for through Him, we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father.” (Eph. 2:18) The Him in this passage is obviously Jesus who has been the subject of the entire discourse. All three of the Godhead are mentioned here, and their roll in our relationship to the whole is somewhat explained. (There is […]

Through the Cross

“…and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, by it having put to death the enmity.” (Eph. 2:16) What a powerful statement. Enmity put to death. Division erased. The middle wall of partition broken down. Not two different people but one. Not two different people alienated from each other and […]