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January 8, 2015 By CBMW Guest
By Melissa Affolter When we come to Ephesians 5 and 6, we sometimes bristle before we even get into the text. Virtually jumping off the page are the verses that tell us to submit. As women, we may overlook the rest of the passage because we get hung up on the submission part. But this...
December 11, 2014 By CBMW Guest
By Christine Hoover Beginning in Ephesians 4:17, Paul gives his readers instructions that can only be understood in light of what he has laid out previously in the book–that God has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in Christ, we’ve been sealed with the Holy Spirit as a deposit of the inheritance to come, and...
December 5, 2014 By CBMW Guest
By Christel Humfrey Ephesians 4: 1-16 Paul urges the Ephesians to walk worthy of their calling (4.1-16). For the Apostle this is no lightweight matter. A healthy church represents glorious realities and each member is responsible to nourish the whole. Paul describes the church as a body of diverse members whose head is Christ. This...
November 20, 2014 By CBMW Guest
By Gloria Furman Faster and faster, the world seems to be spinning out of control. Talk of cultural revolutions in the West and political instability in the East is in the air. In light of this, questions of the church’s relevance fly at us from the left and the right. Ephesians chapter 3 answers those...
November 12, 2014 By CBMW Guest
By Jeannie Cunnion Ephesians 2:11-22 This portion of Scripture could be entitled  “B.C. and A.D.” Paul recognizes that the Jews (the chosen people) held great distain and contempt for the Gentiles whom they called the ‘goyim’–the uncircumcised. It is in light of this contempt that Paul attempts to bring a new understanding and acceptance of...
November 6, 2014 By CBMW Guest
  By Nikki Daniel In Chapter one of Ephesians, we find Paul praying for Christians to gain a deeper understanding of Jesus’ resurrection power. Chapter two explains why they so desperately needed that power. They were dead, enslaved, and condemned. This is bad news, especially because it applies to all of mankind, including you and...