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Saved for his glory. Saved by grace.  Saved for good works.
Ephesians 2:1-10
In Christ, we get everything!
Ephesians 1:11-14
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!
Ephesians 1:3-10
Like the song says:  count your blessings, count them one by one!
Ephesians 1:3-10
Ask for gratitude & clarity!  Display wisdom and gracious speech!
Colossians 4:2-6
Let's bring the aroma of Christ into every arena of life!
Colossians 3:18-4:1
The Christian life isn't complicated, but it will drive us to cry out for more grace!
Colossians 3:12-17
Does your everyday life look like you believe that Christ could return at any moment?
Colossians 3:5-11
The balm for every wound; the hope for every battle.
Romans 8:31-39
The Christian life doesn't happen by accident.  Empowered by the Spirit, we must seek & set!
Colossians 3:1-4
Born again believers must live a born again life!
Colossians 2:20-23
Christ has come!  Eat, drink, and worship to the glory of God!
Colossians 2:16-19
If we will ponder all that Christ is, gratitude and obedience should come easily, and the concept of leaving him should be unthinkable.
Colossians 2:6-15
Christ or the world!  Everyone belongs to someone.
Colossians 2:1-5
Suffer joyfully; preach confidently.  Christ is worth it all!
Colossians 1:24-29
Never get over the shock of the gospel!
Colossians 1:21-23
The Spirit is praying and the Father is working to make us like Jesus
Romans 8:26-30
Worship Jesus!
Colossians 1:15-20
Some of our most powerful and meaningful works of ministry are done on our knees in our prayer closet.
Colossians 1:9-14
Want to see God go to work in the lives of someone that you love?  Pray for them!  Want to show how much you love someone?  Pray for them!
Philippians 1:3-11
Not sure what to pray for?  You could a lot worse than to spend time thanking God for fruit in the lives of those around you!
Colossians 1:3-8
Prayer works, so work at prayer.
James 5:13-20
Mercy means more than just "not getting what you do deserve."  Mercy is imparitally meeting the needs of those who cannot benefit you
James 2:1-13
Clean out the junk, bring in the treasure, and then get to work.  There's joy to be had.
James 1:19-21
Temptation doesn't come from God, but everything good does.  Cling to those truths to endure the trials and win the prize.
James 1:12-15
The path of wisdom is laid out for us.  It's a hard path, but it's worth it.
James 1:2-11
God will give us what we need to endure, not what we need to coast
James 1:2-11
Love God by hating your sin and loving those who cannot help themselves
James 1:19-27
God only gives good gifts, but sometimes the gift is suffering.
James 1:12-18
Mercy means more than just "not getting what you do deserve."  Mercy is imparitally meeting the needs of those who cannot benefit you
James 2:1-13
Let us enter into every season of trial resolving to praise the Lord, not waiting to decide whether he deserves our praise or not.
Psalms 9:1-20
Dealing with doubt requires us to start from the proper place:  On our knees before God.  Once there, he'll open our eyes to see glory!
Psalm 73:16-28
Thank God for faith, hope, and love, and thank God for faithful teachers.
Colossians 1:3-8
Faith, hope, and love in the hearts of once hellbound sinners is a miracle of God, so thank him over and over for them!
Colossians 1:3-8
Grace greater than we can possibly imagine
Isaiah 55:6-9
There is one source for grace and peace!
Colossians 1:1-2
God never chooses us and blesses us to hoard his blessings for ourselves.  Pass them on!
Colossians 1:1-2
Are you afraid to share the gospel?  Begin with gratitude!
Philippians 2:12-16
Life means relationships.  This passage explores what harmonious relationships should look like in the church.
1 Thessalonians 5:12-22
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Ephesians #3
Ephesians 1:15-23
God loves it when we're relentless in our quest for more grace in us and in others
#grace
Published July 30th, 2022
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When we learn about what God is doing in the hearts of fellow believers, it should drive us to our knees to give thanks and ask for more!
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Ephesians 1:15-23
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For this reason,
m because I have heard of your faith
in the Lord Jesus
locative
and your love 1
toward all the saints,
series
ideaexplanation
I n do not cease to give thanks for you,
o remembering you in my prayers,
that p the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, q may give you the Spirit of wisdom
and of revelation
in the knowledge of him,
r having the eyes of your hearts enlightened,
that you may know
what is s the hope to which he has called you,
what are t the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,
and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe,
u according to the working of v his great might
that he worked in Christ
w when he raised him from the dead
and x seated him at his right hand
y in the heavenly places,
z far above a all rule
and authority
and power
and dominion,
and above b every name that is named,
not only in c this age
but also in the one to come.
temporal
And d he put all things under his feet
and gave him as e head over all things to the church,
f which is his body,
g the fullness of him h who fills i all in all.
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Ephesians 1:15-23
For this reason,
because I have heard
Ground
of your faith
Content
in the Lord Jesus
Distinction
and your love
toward all the saints,
I do not cease to give thanks
for you,
Advantage
remembering you
Agency
in my prayers,
Context
of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Relationship
of glory,
Product
that the God ... the Father ... may give ... the Spirit
Example
of wisdom
Source
and of revelation
in the knowledge
of him,
you
Destination
of your hearts
Possessive
having the eyes ... enlightened,
Means
that you may know
what is the hope
to which he has called you,
what are the riches
of his glorious inheritance
Epexegetical
in the saints,
Locative
and what is the immeasurable greatness
of his power
Attributed
toward us who believe,
according to the working
of his great might
Producer
that he worked
in Christ
when he raised him
Temporal
from the dead
Separation
and seated him
at his right hand
in the heavenly places,
far above all rule
and authority
and power
and dominion,
and above every name that is named,
not only in this age
but also in the one to come.
under his feet
And he put all things ... and gave him
as head over all things
Comparison
to the church,
which is his body,
the fullness
Explanation
of him
who fills all in all.
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