Paul Buckley
Lead Pastor of a SGC church in Haverhill, MA, grateful husband of Peggy & father of Daniel, Caleb, J
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Jesus' suffering & temptation as a human make him perfectly able to identify with us and rescue us from sin and death. Trust Him always!
Hebrews 2:10-18
The resurrection of the body is as obvious as seeds, animals & stars and most of all in the first and second Adams.
1 Corinthians 15:35-49
1 John 2:28-3:3
All Things for Life from Christ.
2 Peter 1:3-4
He has caused us to be born again!  From this flows an inheritance and the praise of God.
1 Peter 1:3-5
It seems Peter is describing the experience of believers - faith, love and hope producing joy inexpressible and filled with glory.
1 Peter 1:8-9
It seems that Peter is drawing his readers attention to their priviledged place as recipients of the fulfillment of all things in Christ.
1 Peter 1:10-12
It looks like Peter is making the connection between the hope of our salvation and the necessary hol...
1 Peter 1:13-16
The imperishable seed of the gospel has created a new birth that results in sincere and earnest love one another.
1 Peter 1:22-25
Jesus as the rejected but chosen stone determines whether others are rejected or chosen via their ch...
1 Peter 2:4-8
Tasting that the Lord is good leads to longing for more and rejecting the life apart from the goodness of God.
1 Peter 2:1-3
Peter continues to urge his readers to conduct themselves in ways that bring God glory and are consistent with their life in Christ.
1 Peter 2:13-17
1 Peter 2:18-25
A call and picture of a holy wife - marked by holy conduct & true beauty grounded in trust in God an...
1 Peter 3:1-6
Peter continues to draw from Psalm 34 - here calling folks to application in light of its truth - th...
1 Peter 3:8-12
Likewise husbands have a duty to their wives - to understand and to honor - that they might maintain...
1 Peter 3:7
Peter is calling folks to live not in fear of people but in reverence for God.
1 Peter 3:13-17
Peter again points to Jesus who suffered persecution and was delivered.
1 Peter 3:18-22
Peter is calling us to be resolved as ones who have experienced the clarifying mindset suffering brings.
1 Peter 4:1-6
Peter is instructing us in how to live in light of the final day - which is near and where the glory...
1 Peter 4:7-11
A wonderful passage on the call of an elder/pastor/overseer.
1 Peter 5:1-4
Paul finally gets to his point of living in light of the glorious gospel of grace - a life grounded ...
Ephesians 4:1-16
Paul contrasts the wisdom of God versus the wisdom of man.
1 Corinthians 1:18-25
Paul again addresses the reality of suffering while living in hope.
Romans 8:18-39
Paul's pray are so fantastic!  Here he prays in light of the wonderful gift and call of the gos...
Ephesians 3:14-19
James calls us to live under the Law of Liberty - ultimately that law taught, fulfilled and embodied...
James 2:8-13
Jesus speaks of the counter-cultural characteristics of kingdom disciples and their implications: sa...
Matthew 5:13-16
Given the severe results of anger following from the severe results of murder we must do all we can ...
Matthew 5:21-26
Jesus makes clear he has come to bring fulfillment of the law and not lawlessness.
Matthew 5:17-20
A wonderful real-life story presenting the everyday challenges of God's people - whether to be distr...
Luke 10:38-42
Two parallel stories to communicate the unique preciousness of the Kingdom of God - far greater than...
Matthew 13:44-46
A passage contrasting the true King vs.
Matthew 2:1-12
Jesus continues his glorious explanation of the law and his call to kingdom living.
Matthew 5:27-30
Jesus continues his teaching clarifiying God's view of marriage and adultery.
Matthew 5:31-32
Again - more on kingdom living.
Matthew 6:1-4
Once again, Jesus is calling us to perform our acts of spiritual devotion with our eyes on God who s...
Matthew 6:16-18
Jesus does a masterful job of contrasting two types of wrong prayer with their right, God-centered kingdom alternatives.
Matthew 6:5-15
Jesus gives multiple reasons for handling our money with an eye to the kingdom: 1) Non permanence of earthly investments vs.
Matthew 6:19-24
We must exercise humility and wisdom in dealing with the faults of others.
Matthew 7:1-6
Jesus calls his followers to beware of false prophets - those that contradict his Kingly call and instruction.
Matthew 7:15-20
Another warning for disciples.
Matthew 7:21-23
Jesus continues to pile up exhortations and illustrations of the two ways - two gates, two trees, tw...
Matthew 7:24-27
Acts 1:1-26
Once again we see the early church confronted with a seeming debilitating situation but God prospers...
Acts 6:1-7
A wonderful and brilliant teaching from God via John with Nicodemus representing the best mankind ca...
John 3:1-21
Paul is provoked by the idolary of Athens and calls them to turn towards a God-centered view of things from a man-centerered view.
Acts 17:16-34
A wonderful conclusion to the entire section on meat offered to idols.
1 Corinthians 10:23-11:1
Paul continues to Corinth - the epitome of gentile culture - and reaps a great harvest among the gen...
Acts 18:1-17
Paul is clearly contrasting tongues with prophecy.
1 Corinthians 14:1-6
As Paul continues his discussion of the necessity and results of the resurrection he presents the ne...
1 Corinthians 15:50-58
A wonderful poetic call to worship built on the remembrance of the contrast of what could have happened & what actually happened.
Psalms 124:1-8
A song of confidence/lament where the Psalmist calls us to remember the promises, face the predicame...
Psalms 125:1-5
The Psalmist remembers and celebrates past grace as he asks for future grace and assumes it's ultima...
Psalms 126:1-6
This Psalm from Solomon is a wonderfu reminder of the call to live in the blessings of God avoiding ...
Psalms 127:1-5
A wisdom Psalm describing the blessed life - a life of 1.
Psalms 128:1-6
Paul calls Timothy to work against being despised by setting an example for all in speech, conduct, ...
1 Timothy 4:12
Paul expresses and models the ground and fruit of a truly gospel-centered friendship/partnership.
Philippians 1:1-8
A wonderful prologue that lays out key introductory truths about Jesus: 1) He is the preexistent, pr...
John 1:1-18
Paul continues to communicate about his imprisonment and lays before the Philippians his own example...
Philippians 1:19-26
Paul contrasts the enemies of the cross with the life of the true believer, using his own life as a key illustration.
Philippians 3:2-11
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Ephesians 1:1-14
We have every reason to bless the Lord. Let us live in light of this!
Published April 12th, 2017
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Ephesians 1:1-14
Παῦλος ἀπόστολος Χριστοῦ Ἰησοῦ διὰ θελήματος θεοῦ
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God,
τοῖς ἁγίοις τοῖς οὖσιν [ἐν Ἐφέσῳ]
To the saints who are in Ephesus,
καὶ πιστοῖς ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ·
and are faithful in Christ Jesus:
χάρις ὑμῖν
Grace to you
καὶ εἰρήνη
and peace
ἀπὸ θεοῦ πατρὸς ἡμῶν
from God our Father
καὶ κυρίου Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ.
and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Εὐλογητὸς ὁ θεὸς καὶ πατὴρ τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ,
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
ὁ εὐλογήσας ἡμᾶς
who has blessed us (in Christ)
ἐν πάσῃ εὐλογίᾳ πνευματικῇ
with every spiritual blessing
ἐν τοῖς ἐπουρανίοις
in the heavenly places,
ἐν Χριστῷ,
[in Christ]
καθὼς ἐξελέξατο ἡμᾶς
even as he chose us
ἐν αὐτῷ
in him
πρὸ καταβολῆς κόσμου,
before the foundation of the world,
εἶναι ἡμᾶς ἁγίους καὶ ἀμώμους
that we should be holy and blameless
κατενώπιον αὐτοῦ
before him.
ἐν ἀγάπῃ,
In love
προορίσας ἡμᾶς
he predestined us
εἰς υἱοθεσίαν
for adoption as sons
διὰ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ
through Jesus Christ,
εἰς αὐτόν,
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κατὰ τὴν εὐδοκίαν τοῦ θελήματος αὐτοῦ,
according to the purpose of his will,
εἰς ἔπαινον δόξης τῆς χάριτος αὐτοῦ
to the praise of his glorious grace,
with which
ἐχαρίτωσεν ἡμᾶς
he has blessed us
ἐν τῷ ἠγαπημένῳ,
in the Beloved.
ἐν ᾧ
In him
ἔχομεν τὴν ἀπολύτρωσιν
we have redemption
διὰ τοῦ αἵματος αὐτοῦ,
through his blood,
τὴν ἄφεσιν τῶν παραπτωμάτων,
the forgiveness of our trespasses,
κατὰ τὸ πλοῦτος τῆς χάριτος αὐτοῦ
according to the riches of his grace,
ἧς ἐπερίσσευσεν
which he lavished
εἰς ἡμᾶς
upon us,
ἐν πάσῃ σοφίᾳ καὶ φρονήσει
in all wisdom and insight
γνωρίσας ἡμῖν τὸ μυστήριον τοῦ θελήματος αὐτοῦ,
making known to us the mystery of his will,
κατὰ τὴν εὐδοκίαν αὐτοῦ ἣν προέθετο
according to his purpose, which he set forth
ἐν αὐτῷ
in Christ
εἰς οἰκονομίαν τοῦ πληρώματος τῶν καιρῶν,
as a plan for the fullness of time,
ἀνακεφαλαιώσασθαι τὰ πάντα
to unite all things
ἐν τῷ Χριστῷ,
in him,
τὰ ἐπὶ τοῖς οὐρανοῖς καὶ τὰ ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς· ἐν αὐτῷ,
things in heaven and things on earth.
ἐν ᾧ καὶ
In him
ἐκληρώθημεν προορισθέντες
we have obtained an inheritance,
κατὰ πρόθεσιν
having been predestined
τοῦ τὰ πάντα ἐνεργοῦντος
according to the purpose of him who works all things
κατὰ τὴν βουλὴν τοῦ θελήματος αὐτοῦ,
according to the counsel of his will,
εἰς τὸ εἶναι ἡμᾶς εἰς ἔπαινον δόξης
so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might
αὐτοῦ τοὺς προηλπικότας ἐν τῷ Χριστῷ·
be to the praise of his glory.
ἐν ᾧ
In him
καὶ ὑμεῖς ἀκούσαντες τὸν λόγον τῆς ἀληθείας,
you also, when you heard the word of truth,
τὸ εὐαγγέλιον τῆς σωτηρίας ὑμῶν,
the gospel of your salvation,
ἐν ᾧ καὶ πιστεύσαντες
and believed in him,
ἐσφραγίσθητε τῷ πνεύματι τῆς ἐπαγγελίας τῷ ἁγίῳ,
were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,
ὅ ἐστιν ἀρραβὼν τῆς κληρονομίας ἡμῶν,
who is the guarantee of our inheritance
εἰς ἀπολύτρωσιν τῆς περιποιήσεως,
until we acquire possession of it,
εἰς ἔπαινον τῆς δόξης αὐτοῦ.
to the praise of his glory.
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Note the parallel statements on grace, being blessed upon and lavished upon
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