Ephesians

Grace to You and Peace

1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are at Ephesus and [who are] faithful in Christ Jesus: 2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (Eph 1:1-2 NASB) Flashing His Badge I have been watching a lot of old […]

hoarders

You’re the Hoarder!

5 Then David’s anger burned greatly against the man, and he said to Nathan, “As the LORD lives, surely the man who has done this deserves to die. 6 “He must make restitution for the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing and had no compassion.” 7 Nathan then said to David, “You are the […]

Ephesians

First Love – Intro to Ephesians

1 “To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: The One who holds the seven stars in His right hand, the One who walks among the seven golden lampstands, says this: 2 ‘I know your deeds and your toil and perseverance, and that you cannot tolerate evil men, and you put to the test […]

The True Voice of the Prophet – John 1:24-28

24 Now they had been sent from the Pharisees. 25 They asked him, and said to him, “Why then are you baptizing, if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?” 26 John answered them saying, “I baptize in water, [but] among you stands One whom you do not know. 27 “[It is] […]

Gospel of John

Who Are You? – John 1:19-23

19 This is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent to him priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?” 20 And he confessed and did not deny, but confessed, “I am not the Christ.” 21 They asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?” And he said, “I am not.” “Are […]

Gospel of John

The Only Begotten God – John 1:18

[Jhn 1:18 NASB] 18 No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained [Him.] John gives us quite the barrage of theological bombshells in the verse in rapid succession. No one has seen God ever. Yet, we have the only begotten […]

Gospel of John

No One has Seen God – John 1:18

[Jhn 1:18 NASB] 18 No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained [Him.] The Invisible God This verse starts with a rather amazing and categorical statement: “No one has seen God at any time.” No one can see God and […]

Gospel of John

The Law and Grace – John 1:17

[Jhn 1:17 NASB] 17 For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ. I’ve decided to pick up where I left off 5 years ago in my writing on the gospel of John. It’s such an amazing document! John 1:17 is an absolutely pivotal and amazing verse, and that […]

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Love is Our New Identity

[1Jo 4:16 NASB] 16 We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. There is a fundamental simplicity to the gospel to which it seems all of my discussions about things […]

Wretched Man that I Am

24 Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from the body of this death? Rom 7:24 NASB The Boy Who Cried “Stranger!” One time my wife was grocery shopping with my oldest son when he was still fairly young. There was some toy that he wanted, which she refused to buy for […]