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Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

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He who seeks truth must be content with a lonely, little-trodden path.

If he cannot worship her till she has been canonized by the shouts of the multitude, he must take his place with the members of that wretched crowd who shouted for two long hours, "Great is Diana of the Ephesians!" till truth, reason, and calmness were all drowned in noise.

No one is saved by good works (Ephesians 2:8-9), but every Christian has been saved for good works (verse 10).

I wasn't a bad person who needed to become good.

..I was DEAD and needed to be brought to life! (Ephesians 2:1-10)

Don't let the sun go down on me.

And be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you. Ephesians 4:32

Even so husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.

From eternity to eternity, the beauty of God is pervasive and practical.

Ask him to open the eyes of your heart (Ephesians 1:18). Give your life to this quest - seeing and savoring more and more of the happifying beauty of God.

My existence was not random, nor was it an accident.

God knew who He was creating, and He designed met for a specific work. [Ephesians 2:10]

Let not the sun go down upon your wrath. Ephesians 4:26

Be angry, and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger. Ephesians 4:26

Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of His might. Ephesians 6:10

Remember...that you are redeemed of the Lord [Ephesians 1:7]-that you are bought with a price [1 Corinthians 6:20], even the inestimable price of the precious blood of the Son of God...Acquaint yourselves with Him in His word and holy ordinances.

Ephesians 3:20 says that God is able to do "exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think." And I'm praying that Ephesians 3:20 will be fulfilled-in my life personally, and also in the church.

The verb 'highly favored' (Luke 1:28) is the same as 'made us accepted' in Ephesians 1:6, referring to all of God's children. All true believers have been 'highly graced' by the Lord.

The aspiring youth that fired the Ephesian domeOutlives in fame the pious fool that rais'd it.

Fathers, provoke not your children to wrath.

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace. Ephesians 1:7

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave himself up for her. Ephesians 5:25

Darkness transfigures into light, bad transfigures into good, grief transfigures into grace, empty transfigures into full. God wastes nothing – ‘makes everything work out according to his plan.’ (Ephesians 1:11).

Fathers do not exasperate your children;

instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. Ephesians 6:4

Be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you. Ephesians

For by grace you have been saved through faith;

and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God., not as a result of works, that no one should boast. Ephesians 2:6, 7

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in the. Ephesians 2:10

The offer of God's love, the Gospel, with its command to mankind to believe on Christ, is sent forth into all the world. But no man of his own volition will respond to it. Rather, in his lusting after sin he will do all that he can to silence and reject it. The deadness of man is so succinctly outlined in Romans 3:10-20 and Ephesians 2:1-3. There is none that seeketh after God, we read in Romans 3:11. Man is as spiritually dead as Lazarus was physically dead after his body had decayed in the tomb for 4 days. No wonder the Bible declares in John 6:44, No one can come to Me except the Father draw him. No man is able to come because he is spiritually dead.

But do not let immorality or any impurity or greed even be named among you, as is proper among saints. Ephesians 5:3

Twenty-nine years ago, I came to faith in Christ after a gentleman from the Gideon's International gave me a free copy of the New Testament Bible. I started in Matthew and read all the way to Ephesians 2 when it finally clicked for me. After reading about salvation by grace through faith, I cried out to Jesus for his forgiveness and surrendered my whole life to Him. At that moment, I became a new person.

Paul's vision, though, is starting small, with actual communities in which reconciliation and justice has to be practiced - like the rich/poor distinction in the Corinthian church, for instance, or the projected reconciliation between Philemon and Onesimus. But he clearly believes (Ephesians 3) that communities like this send a signal to the wider world that Jesus is Lord - which is aimed at then the whole world coming into line.

now I bring full-flavoured wine out of a barrel found Where seven Ephesian topers slept and never knew When Alexander's empire passed, they slept so sound.

Ecclesiastes names thee Almighty, the Maccabees name thee Creator, the Epistle to the Ephesians names thee Liberty, Baruch names thee Immensity, the Psalms name thee Wisdom and Truth, John names thee Light, the Book of Kings names thee Lord, Exodus names thee Providence, Leviticus Sanctity, Esdras Justice, creation names thee God, man names thee Father; but Solomon names thee Compassion, which is the most beautiful of all thy names.

In Ephesians 5, Paul shows us that even on earth Jesus did not use his power to oppress us but sacrificed everything to bring us into union with him. And this takes us beyond the philosophical to the personal and the practical. If God had the gospel of Jesus's salvation in mind when he established marriage, then marriage only 'works' to the degree that approximates the pattern of God's self-giving love in Christ.

Satan is a "roaring lion, [who] walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.

" And he will devour us unless we "put on the whole armour [or power] of God, that we may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil." (See 1 Peter 5 and Ephesians 6)

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