The letter to the Ephesians was most likely written near the end of Paul’s life while he was imprisoned in Rome. The letter holds up the glory of Jesus Christ – how he came to save sinners who were enemies and make them children of God. It holds up the wisdom and power of God in planning such things before the world ever began and then carrying those plans out to perfection. And it holds up the way followers of Christ should live in light of the incredible salvation they have received. For all those reasons – among others – it is still extremely relevant for us today. Continue reading Live By the Word (Ephesians 1:1-2)
As yesterday’s post demonstrated, one focus of this blog will be “theology” – systematically walking through the fundamental truths of the Christian faith and seeking to apply them to our lives.
Today’s post will demonstrate another focus: simple Biblical reflection and application. Beginning today, we will walk through specific books of the Bible section by section. Lord willing, we will consider one section from the Old Testament and one section from the New Testament each week – beginning with Genesis and Ephesians. In this way, I pray that we will have yet another avenue for meditating on God’s Word and applying it to our lives.
So we begin with Genesis 1. Continue reading Live by the Word (Genesis 1)