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Faith and Love

Faith and Love

“Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love for all the saints….” Ephesians 1:15 Ok, I know it’s random, but let’s have a little history/geography lesson. (You won’t be able to say the Journey challenge wasn’t educational. 😊) A lot of...

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The Leading Of The Holy Spirit

The Leading Of The Holy Spirit

 “Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.” Ephesians 1:14 We are God’s children, purchased by Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. As His children we have an inheritance awaiting us. As God’s...

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The Holy Spirit Of Promise!

The Holy Spirit Of Promise!

“In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,” Ephesians 1:13 At this point, as we’ve been going through Ephesians chapter one,...

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Meditate On What You Have Memorized

Meditate On What You Have Memorized

Praise the Lord for Ephesians 1! This chapter of Scripture is so rich and has so much contained in it. I want to encourage us to take another day where we are not memorizing a new verse but rather taking time to really meditate on the verses we have already memorized....

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Not I, But Christ!

Not I, But Christ!

“That we should be to the praise of His glory, who first trusted in Christ.” (Ephesians 1:12) Meditating on Scripture reminds me of looking at an object through the lens of a camera. At first, the image is hazy, but after a moment, the camera focuses and we are able...

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Our Inheritance!

Our Inheritance!

"In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:" Ephesians 1:11 We have one need in life....and that is the Lord. This need is revealed in every area of our...

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All Things In Christ

All Things In Christ

"That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in Him" - Ephesians 1:10 Here we see the revelation of a mystery, a mystery that was not yet known in past...

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The Mystery Of His Will

The Mystery Of His Will

“Having made known unto us the mystery of His will, according to His good-pleasure which He hath purposed in Himself.”  Ephesians 1:9  Wait! What mystery? Did you know that God's will was a mystery? According to this verse God's will has been a mystery, but it has now...

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He Gives More Grace!

He Gives More Grace!

“Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;” Ephesians 1:8 As I’ve meditated on this verse, I’ve realized it’s both simple and profound in its meaning. The which here is referring to a wonderful little word with great meaning in the previous verse....

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Redemption!

Redemption!

“In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;” Ephesians 1:7  This one little verse packs an incredible wallop. It's the story of the Gospel in a single sentence. It's a microcosm of the eternal plan. The...

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Meditate On What You Have Memorized

Meditate On What You Have Memorized

Wow! It is hard to believe that it already day 7 of the Journey Challenge.  Praise the Lord for all that He is revealing to us from His Word. Today we don't plan to add a new verse to memorize but rather we want to encourage everyone participating in the challenge to...

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Accepted In The Beloved!

Accepted In The Beloved!

"To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved."  Ephesians 1:6 God has richly favored us by bringing us into sonship through Jesus Christ. He wanted it to be this way; not merely creatures, but actually children who have the...

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God’s Eternal Purpose!

God’s Eternal Purpose!

  “Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,” Ephesians 1:5 There is something about God that we almost never hear and is rarely ever taught but is clearly shown us in...

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Abiding In Christ

Abiding In Christ

“According as He hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love.”                                                                                Ephesians 1:4 “In Him (Christ)” - these two simple...

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God’s Well Speaking Of Us

God’s Well Speaking Of Us

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.”  Ephesians 1:3  I’ve always thought this verse sounded pretty cool – the concept that God has “blessed me with all spiritual...

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