2017 April

Ephesians 6:10-24

Introduction Ephesians 6:10-24: Paul offers encouragement to help the Ephesians strong against what he calls “wicked spiritual forces in the heavenly world” (6:12). He describes the armor ... Read More »

Ephesians 5:21-6:4

Introduction Ephesians 5:21-6:4: Paul describes his understanding of marriage and family, suggesting that wives put their husbands first, and that husbands love their wives as Christ loved the church.... Read More »

Ephesians 5:1-20

Introduction Ephesians 5:1-20: Paul offers advice for relationships and for living as children of the light. He wants people to live by the Spirit and avoid being overcome by anger, unclean language, ... Read More »

Ephesians 4:17-32

Introduction Ephesians 4:17-32: In today’s passage, Paul draws a distinction between the ways in which Christ’s followers lived before they knew him and after they experienced God’s ... Read More »

Ephesians 4:1-16

Introduction Ephesians 4:1-16: Paul encourages the followers of Christ in Ephesus to live in unity and to serve and strengthen the whole body of Christ, the church, by using the special gifts the Holy... Read More »

Ephesians 3:1-21

Introduction Ephesians 3:1-21: Paul says that Jesus called him specifically for the purpose of ministering to the Gentiles-people who are not Jewish. He says that the Holy Spirit reveals that all peop... Read More »

Ephesians 2:1-22

Introduction Ephesians 2:1-22: Paul describes his mission to bring the good news to the Gentiles, and he prays that the power of Christ will be at work in the church to help its members do amazing thi... Read More »

Ephesians 1:1-23

Introduction Ephesians 1:1-23: Today we begin studying Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. The biggest difficulty among the Ephesian followers was that some members were trying to split them up into... Read More »

2 Corinthians 6:14-7:16

Introduction 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:16: Because 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1 breaks the thought between 6:13 and 7:2, some scholars believe this section may be part of another letter. Its discussion of idols ... Read More »

2 Corinthians 5:11-6:13

Introduction 2 Corinthians 5:11-6:13: Some people in Corinth bragged about their own abilities and criticized Paul by telling people that he was out of his mind. In today’s passage, Paul respond... Read More »

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