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Month: June 2021

Finally, the Lord gives us the tools to fight against evil. Our strength is in the Lord and in His mighty power.

Finally, the Lord gives us the tools to fight against evil. Our strength is in the Lord and in His mighty power.

BibleGateway: Ephesians 6:10-24 ESV Text: Ephesians 6:10-24 Ephesians 6:10–24 (Listen) The Whole Armor of God 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the…

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Next we see what a godly life between children, parents, servants, and masters looks like.

Next we see what a godly life between children, parents, servants, and masters looks like.

BibleGateway: Ephesians 6:1-9 ESV Text: Ephesians 6:1-9 Ephesians 6:1–9 (Listen) Children and Parents 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), 3 “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” 4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Bondservants and Masters 5 Bondservants,1 obey your earthly…

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Not sure what a godly life looks like? The apostle first explains what a godly life between husbands and wives looks like.

Not sure what a godly life looks like? The apostle first explains what a godly life between husbands and wives looks like.

BibleGateway: Ephesians 5:22-33 ESV Text: Ephesians 5:22-33 Ephesians 5:22–33 (Listen) Wives and Husbands 22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. 25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,…

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As Christ sacrificed Himself for us and lived for us in love, let us “sacrifice” ourselves to Him, living a godly life before Him and others.

As Christ sacrificed Himself for us and lived for us in love, let us “sacrifice” ourselves to Him, living a godly life before Him and others.

BibleGateway: Ephesians 5:1-21 ESV Text: Ephesians 5:1-21 Ephesians 5:1–21 (Listen) Walk in Love 5:1 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. 2 And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. 3 But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. 4 Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead…

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The wicked and impenitent cannot escape the Lord’s justice, but that same justice also frees those who repent and trust in Christ.

The wicked and impenitent cannot escape the Lord’s justice, but that same justice also frees those who repent and trust in Christ.

BibleGateway: Psalm 75 ESV Text: Psalm 75 Psalm 75 (Listen) God Will Judge with Equity To the choirmaster: according to Do Not Destroy. A Psalm of Asaph. A Song. 75:1   We give thanks to you, O God;    we give thanks, for your name is near.  We1 recount your wondrous deeds. 2   “At the set time that I appoint    I will judge with equity.3   When the earth totters, and all its inhabitants,    it is I who keep steady its pillars. Selah4   I say to the boastful, ‘Do not boast,’    and…

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It is hard to stand by and watch the Lord and His followers persecuted throughout the world, so we pray that He would arise and defend those who praise His name.

It is hard to stand by and watch the Lord and His followers persecuted throughout the world, so we pray that He would arise and defend those who praise His name.

BibleGateway: Psalm 74 ESV Text: Psalm 74 Psalm 74 (Listen) Arise, O God, Defend Your Cause A Maskil1 of Asaph. 74:1   O God, why do you cast us off forever?    Why does your anger smoke against the sheep of your pasture?2   Remember your congregation, which you have purchased of old,    which you have redeemed to be the tribe of your heritage!    Remember Mount Zion, where you have dwelt.3   Direct your steps to the perpetual ruins;    the enemy has destroyed everything in the sanctuary! 4   Your foes have roared…

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It’s easy to follow the ways of the wicked because they often seem to have it better than the believing children of God, Yet they will perish and those who draw near to God find refuge.

It’s easy to follow the ways of the wicked because they often seem to have it better than the believing children of God, Yet they will perish and those who draw near to God find refuge.

BibleGateway: Psalm 73 ESV Text: Psalm 73 Psalm 73 (Listen) Book Three God Is My Strength and Portion Forever A Psalm of Asaph. 73:1   Truly God is good to Israel,    to those who are pure in heart.2   But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled,    my steps had nearly slipped.3   For I was envious of the arrogant    when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. 4   For they have no pangs until death;    their bodies are fat and sleek.5   They are not in trouble as others are;    they are…

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How can we show our appreciation for Christ’s love toward us? By acting in loving ways toward others.

How can we show our appreciation for Christ’s love toward us? By acting in loving ways toward others.

BibleGateway: Ephesians 4:1-32 ESV Text: Ephesians 4:1-32 Ephesians 4 (Listen) Unity in the Body of Christ 4:1 I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, 3 eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one…

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What does every minister pray? He prays that his people know the love of Christ.

What does every minister pray? He prays that his people know the love of Christ.

BibleGateway: Ephesians 3:14-21 ESV Text: Ephesians 3:14-21 Ephesians 3:14–21 (Listen) Prayer for Spiritual Strength 14 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom every family1 in heaven and on earth is named, 16 that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may have strength to…

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Paul had been made a prisoner for taking the Gospel to the Gentiles, but through that ministry the Lord had shared the “incomprehensible riches” of Christ with many. So Paul didn’t feel bad.

Paul had been made a prisoner for taking the Gospel to the Gentiles, but through that ministry the Lord had shared the “incomprehensible riches” of Christ with many. So Paul didn’t feel bad.

BibleGateway: Ephesians 3:1-13 ESV Text: Ephesians 3:1-13 Ephesians 3:1–13 (Listen) The Mystery of the Gospel Revealed 3:1 For this reason I, Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles—2 assuming that you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace that was given to me for you, 3 how the mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I have written briefly. 4 When you read this, you can perceive my insight into the mystery of Christ, 5 which was not…

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