Monthly Archives: August 2022

The Hardest Task

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Throughout the month of August, we’re taking a close look at 23 verses of the New Testament.  They comprise Ephesians chapter one, which paints one of the Bible’s most comprehensive pictures of what it means for ordinary people to be “in Christ.”   Several years ago, I decided to surprise Mary Sue by cleaning out the drain in our shower. I removed the… Read more »

Released from Prison

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Throughout the month of August, we’re taking a close look at 23 verses of the New Testament.  They comprise Ephesians chapter one, which paints one of the Bible’s most comprehensive pictures of what it means for ordinary people to be “in Christ.”   Ten years after the end of World War II, a pair of peacemakers approached a group of Christians in… Read more »

In Christ

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Throughout the month of August, we’re taking a close look at 23 verses of the New Testament.  They comprise Ephesians chapter one, which paints one of the Bible’s most comprehensive pictures of what it means for ordinary people to be “in Christ.”   About a decade ago, on my way to a national gathering of pastors, my connecting flight took me through… Read more »

Tattoos on the Heart

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Throughout the month of August, we’re taking a close look at 23 verses of the New Testament.  They comprise Ephesians chapter one, which paints one of the Bible’s most comprehensive pictures of what it means for ordinary people to be “in Christ.”   Once when an American pastor was traveling in Hong Kong, he walked into a tattoo shop. One of the tattoos… Read more »

Chosen

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Throughout the month of August, we’re taking a close look at 23 verses of the New Testament.  They comprise Ephesians chapter one, which paints one of the Bible’s most comprehensive pictures of what it means for ordinary people to be “in Christ.”   A young boy sat down to write God a mid-summer letter concerning the things he hoped to receive for… Read more »

Starting Points

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Throughout the month of August, we’re taking a close look at 23 verses of the New Testament.  They comprise Ephesians chapter one, which paints one of the Bible’s most comprehensive pictures of what it means for ordinary people to be “in Christ.”    It’s all about you. That’s the thesis of As a Man Thinketh, a small book by British philosophical writer… Read more »

In the Company of Saints

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Throughout the month of August, we’re taking a close look at 23 verses of the New Testament.  They comprise Ephesians chapter one, which paints one of the Bible’s most comprehensive pictures of what it means for ordinary people to be “in Christ.”    The irreverent British comedians known as Monty Python became famous, in part, because they never hesitated to take on… Read more »

In the Company of Saints

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Throughout the month of August, we’re taking a close look at 23 verses of the New Testament.  They comprise Ephesians chapter one, which paints one of the Bible’s most comprehensive pictures of what it means for ordinary people to be “in Christ.”    The irreverent British comedians known as Monty Python became famous, in part, because they never hesitated to take on… Read more »

A Journey Through Ephesians One

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Throughout the month of August, we’re taking a close look at 23 verses of the New Testament.  They comprise Ephesians chapter one, which paints one of the Bible’s most comprehensive pictures of what it means for ordinary people to be “in Christ.”    “Pound for pound,” the New Testament book of Ephesians is quite possibly the most influential document in human history. It’s… Read more »