Faith, Overcoming Trauma and Gaining Healthy Control of your Life

Whether as a child, teenager or an adult, sexual assault and domestic abuse can cause victims to lose their voice out of shame, fear and guilt. A victim needs the opportunity to speak about what is or has been done to them without question or judgment. Encountering God’s word throughout years of therapy, I found... Continue Reading →

The Letter to the Ephesians, Faith, and Marriage

Scripture tells us in 2 Timothy 3:16 that “All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.”  However, there are some books that have been absolutely instrumental in forming Christian doctrine and thought.  One of those books is Ephesians, and the other is Romans. ... Continue Reading →

Paul and the Ephesians

The letter to the Ephesians is different than those we have studies thus far.  In previous letters,  we have Paul writing to defend his Apostleship and to teach against heresy that was being perpetrated at the time.  Ephesians seems to be more of an outline about the “important practices and doctrines for believers to keep... Continue Reading →

Husbands! Love your wives.

In Ephesians 5:22-23 the Apostle Paul is outlining several different things to the new believers in Ephesus.  Readings of the previous verses will reveal a fatherly approach to the Christian life.  Paul discusses where the Ephesians came from, the importance of Unity, and in this section he is moving into family life[1]. The passage also... Continue Reading →

Prepare for Battle

"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.  Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of he devil."- Ephesians 6:10-11 The Apostle Paul is a master of using imagery to get his point across.  In today's verse he not only... Continue Reading →

Riches of His Grace

"In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace."- Ephesians 1:7 We have all done wrong to somebody at some point in our lives.  We may have lied, stolen, or done something worse.  We often find it difficult to forgive other individuals of the... Continue Reading →

By Faith

"For by grace you have been saved through faith.  And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God."- Ephesians 2:8 It is in our human nature to try to complicate things.  We even have a saying that states, "That is almost too easy."  Throughout church history many have tried to complicate... Continue Reading →

Be forgiving

"Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you."-Ephesians 4:32 We have all held a grudge, avoided someone, or gossiped behind someone's back because of something they have done to us.  In today's verse the Apostle Paul tells us another way to go about our interactions with another.  He... Continue Reading →

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