When I first began driving, one of the earliest things I learned is that it helps to know where you are going. Back in the eighties when I was learning to drive, you had three choices for directions: pay attention when someone else was driving, ask for directions, or buy a map. That said, I … Continue reading Ephesus: A Blueprint for Christian Living – How do we live?
I have only fired a gun twice in life. The first time, I was with my cousin who had ‘borrowed’ his father’s .22 caliber pistol for a little target practice. We rummaged around and set up some glass bottles and cans on a makeshift stand that was left as trash. We didn’t exactly pick the … Continue reading Ephesus: A Blueprint for Living – Living a New Life
Our couch is one of the oldest pieces of furniture that we own. We bought it about thirteen years ago and it’s still around, comfortable as ever. It’s also one of the few pieces of Ikea furniture we own that we didn’t put together ourselves. That said, Heather and I have put together many things … Continue reading Ephesus: A Blueprint for Christian Living – Unity
Ephesians 3:14-21 I have had the opportunity to live in several states and serve the Church in all of them. One thing I have never enjoyed about any place I have served is moving. Moving is without a doubt one of the most tedious, aggravating, exhausting experiences that a person can go through. The combination … Continue reading Ephesus: A Blueprint for Christian Living – The Prayer of Pastor Paul
Ephesians 2:1-22 Seeing straight Most mornings I wake up and as I get started with my day, I wander about the house doing all the things that most people do in the morning. About five or ten minutes into the routine, I look around and notice that everything is blurry and remember to get my … Continue reading Ephesus: A Blueprint for Christian Living – The Gospel Continued
Ephesians 1:3-14 (NRSV) 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, 4 just as he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love. 5 He destined … Continue reading Ephesus: A Blueprint for Christian Living – The Gospel
Wondering My family and I have lived in five different states over the past seventeen years: Georgia, Kentucky, Colorado, Wyoming, and now South Carolina. During that time there have been a few constants, things that we always find in every place that we live. First, we usually find the local library. We are a family … Continue reading The Wonder of It All