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Browsing "Ephesians"

Ephesians 2:3

Jul 21, 2016   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Ephesians, Ephesians 2, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Thursday, 21 July 2016

…among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others. Ephesians 2:3

This verse is referring to “the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience” of the previous verse.… Read the rest

Ephesians 2:2

Jul 20, 2016   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Ephesians, Ephesians 2, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Wednesday, 20 July 2016

…in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, Ephesians 2:2

This verse follows in one continued thought from verse 1 –

“And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience…”

The words “in which” speak of “trespasses and sins.” Paul, writing to the Ephesians notes that they (and thus also we who follow after) “once walked according to the course of this world.” The word “course” simply means “age.” The current age of this world is one of trespasses and sins.… Read the rest

Ephesians 2:1

Jul 19, 2016   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Ephesians, Ephesians 2, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Tuesday, 19 July 2016

And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, Ephesians 2:1

There is a lot going on in Chapter 2 of Ephesians. In one sense, the first verses match the Genesis creation account. Verses 1-3 reflect the chaos which occurred at the beginning. Verse 4 parallels the Spirit of God hovering over those waters of chaos.… Read the rest

Ephesians 1:23

Jul 18, 2016   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Ephesians, Ephesians 1, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Monday, 18 July 2016

…which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all. Ephesians 1:23

The meaning of this verse is one which is highly debated, and the wording is somewhat obscure. It should be taken together with the previous verse for context –

“And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, 23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.”

Paul says that it is “the church which is His body.” John Chrysostom says that, “…the complement of the Head is the Body, and the complement of the Body is the Head.” Christ Jesus is fully God and fully Man.… Read the rest

Ephesians 1:22

Jul 17, 2016   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Ephesians, Ephesians 1, Epistles (written), Writings  //  No Comments

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Sunday, 17 July 2016

And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, Ephesians 1:22

The idea of placing all things under the feet goes back to the Old Testament. In the 8th psalm we read –

“You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands;
You have put all things under his feet.” Psalm 8:6

These words from the psalm speak of man, but in the greater sense they speak of Christ who took on the nature of man.… Read the rest

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