The book of Ephesians is a poignant summary of who we are in Christ and how we're called to live in Christ. Many theologians, such as John Calvin, have declared it their favorite book of the Bible. We're journeying verse by verse through this sublime epistle.
Get any group of people together long enough and they will develop a culture. They will develop patterns, traditions, values and goals.
Life is full of acquired tastes. While some are best left alone, others can be a source of great joy! For many the Gospel (good news) of Jesus Christ is an acquired taste. At first it may “taste” negative, especially the part about our need for salvation from our sin. But soon a sweet taste takes over as we experience the joy of living by faith in His grace. This is Gospel Joy!
We struggle not just with external challenges but with internal challenges and, yes, with what the Bible calls sin. This struggle raises some questions...
At one time or another we have all wished for a windfall but the wonderful truth is that God has provided us with the greatest windfall of all – the power of His resurrection.