Ephesians 3

Remember the context for Chapter 3 follows chapters 2 and 1.  Paul has just finished a rich set of blessing-filled thoughts that talk about our salvation in terms of justification, and how that comes by grace through faith, and neither of those come from us as a source, they are a gift of God.  More than that, though we have been saved by the grace of Christ in that we died with Him to sin,…

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Ephesians 1

Before I begin, I must say that understanding this passage without the lens of something like Calvinism is extremely difficult.  A great debate rages on word definitions like “predestined” versus “foreordained.”  Vitriol of the worst variety flows from the tongues and pens (and computer screens, let us not forget the keyboard warriors here) of everyone involved, and some sadly even in a misguided defense of the truth.  Many hate this book because it lays down…

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The Galatians Overview has been posted!

Hello Fellow Bereans! The overview of the book of Galatians is now ready. I somehow have lost the notes for Chapter 1, and must recreate them from scratch, and I hand-wrote the notes for chapters 2 and 3, so I must type them in in a readable fashion, and I have to edit chapters 4 through 6. Add to this school assignments (thought I had left those behind), associated readings, my own Bible Study I…

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You Can’t Put “Terms” on God

Sometimes a person is angry with God for not rescuing the world from evil the way they think an almighty God should. Their pride is so great that they may even be bitter against God for not conceding to their terms. Ultimately, they refuse to serve God and are angry that he has not followed their agenda of what is good and evil and how things should be done. Originally, God did create this world…

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