Colossians 1:15-23

Through Jesus Alone  That in everything [Jesus] might have the supremacy.  Colossians 1:18 Who is Jesus? That may be the most important question we ever ask. Our answer determines where we will spend eternity (Acts 4:12; Romans 6:23). In this section of Colossians, Paul responds to a lie that was gaining acceptance in the church at Colosse—the lie that Jesus …

Ephesians 6:18-24

The Secret Weapon in Spiritual Warfare And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints. Ephesians 6:18 “Pray … with all kinds of prayers … and always keep on praying.” The Word of God is a powerful weapon, but …

Ephesians 6:10-13

Fit for Battle Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Ephesians 6:10 Paul began Ephesians with a hymn about the spiritual blessings of the heavenly realms; he ended it with a battle cry about spiritual warfare in heaven and on earth. Like any good preacher, Paul used the word finally to signal the culmination of his …

Ephesians 5:22-33

A Model for Marriage For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church. Ephesians 5:29 (NASB) My husband, Mace, and I have been married over thirty years, but we don’t consider ourselves marital experts. Our relationship has been filled with numerous mistakes and a few regrets. But by God’s …

Ephesians 4:17-32

Best-Dressed Christian Awards Put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires … [and] be made new in the attitude of your minds … put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.  Ephesians 4:22-24 Every year after the motion picture industry’s Academy Awards, I go online to find out …