Chapter of Ephesians a Day

Let's read through Ephesians together... chapter a day beginning Easter Sunday.  Simply pray and ask for the Spirit of God to help you understand and apply the message.  Then encourage others by posting a key verse or quick thought from your time in the Word.

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1 Pastor - Sun, April 24, 2011 @ 7:54 PM

He adopts us and gives us the inheritance of an heir. So thankful for "the redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the (abundant) riches of God's grace." He has deposited His Spirit within me as a guarantee of my inheritance. I pray verse 17 for Northshore Family... "may He give us the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that we may know Him better."
2 melissa reynolds - Sun, April 24, 2011 @ 9:08 PM

Ephesians 1
I have been SIGNED, SEALED and DELIVERED!!! Even before i knew who Christ was He had a plan for my life.... incredible!
Paul prayed for each of us and I am praying for myself as well, that my eyes are OPEN to God's will/calling in my life
3 Rebecca Abel - Sun, April 24, 2011 @ 9:09 PM

"I ask that your minds may be opened to see his light, so that you will know what is the hope to which he has called you, how rich are the wonderful blessings he promises his people, and how very great is his power at work in us who believe. This power working in us is the same as the mighty strength which he used when he raised Christ from death and seated him at his right side in the heavenly world."

Ephesians 1:18-20

Two points:
1) I pray for all of us to have open hearts to see HIS LIGHT, and that our hearts are softened and humbled so that we will. I pray I will not take for granted all the "wonderful blessings" He has given me.

2) God's power surpasses all, BY FAR. So amazing to know that the same power He used to raise Christ up for the grave (because NOTHING could keep Him in that grave!), is the same power He uses in me, which is another way Christ is in me. Wow.
4 Joshua Abel - Sun, April 24, 2011 @ 9:22 PM

"I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength"

- Ephesians 1:18-19

Do we even really comprehend what we get in this?

1) the hope to which He called us
2) the riches of his glorious inheritance
3) his incomparably great power...the same as His mighty strength


First we get to saved. We avoid going to an eternal death in hell separated from God. Conquering death? Conquering the sin of the world...personally Himself? That's a lot of power.

Second we get his glorious inheritance. We don't just avoid hell. We are now join heirs with Christ. That's a pretty big "bankroll".

Lastly, and at this current time, we can share in His immeasurable power. What kind of power is that? The same power to conquer death, heal the blind, defeat Satan, make the lame to walk, part the Red Sea, walk on water, feed the 5,000, flood the earth, CREATE something from nothing, etc...


That is a LOT of power. Let us not remain asleep and ignorant to the power which we have in Christ Jesus. Let us humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God, so that He will exalt us at the proper time. All for His glory!


"He replied, "Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.""

- Matthew 17:20


KNOW HIS POWER!
5 Pastor - Mon, April 25, 2011 @ 9:43 AM

Chapter 2... The same Spirit power that raised Christ from the dead is in me... WOW! I must choose to submit to His authority and cooperate with His planned good works. In Him is both adventure and peace.
6 melissa reynolds - Mon, April 25, 2011 @ 10:14 AM

Ephesians 2
Who am I that I deserve to be placed NEXT TO CHRIST himself?? We have been taken from our sinful/unworthy lives and totally forgiven and placed next to the creator himself!
why??? because of His amazung love...
how??? because he died a painful death on the cross
for who??? for ALL of us... past, present, future
what do we have to do to get that??CONFESS & BELIEVE
..... amazing
7 Joshua Abel - Mon, April 25, 2011 @ 8:40 PM

"For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility."

- Ephesians 2:14-16


Amazing how many time Christ SIMPLIFIES! Two races penned against one another...now brought together as part of the body of Christ. What barriers do we personally have? What barriers have we created in our churches? SImplify. In the cross of Jesus, is unity.
8 Stacey - Mon, April 25, 2011 @ 10:24 PM

Ephesians 1:11 - He chose us and He "works out everything in conformity with the purpose of His will".

Don't you imagine the disciples thought that everything was lost when Jesus died on the cross? They must have felt so defeated. But God had a purpose in the cross, as they soon found out. The cross wasn't a place of defeat, but part of the road to a great VICTORY!

It is so often the same with our lives. Some things just don't turn out like we planned. Tragedies strike, trials weigh us down, and failures loom large in our minds. But, what appears to be a great defeat just may turn out to be God working His wonderful purposes in our lives. If you are His, nothing is happening in your life that is not allowed by Him. Let Him use it for His purpose.

Life WILL have pain. The question is: will you have pain with a purpose or will you just have pain?
9 - Tue, April 26, 2011 @ 9:21 AM

what struck me the most in chapter 1 is that from the beggining God new we would sin against him time and time again, and still sacraficed his only son. i like the part when it says that the bridge has been made. i took that as we no longer have an excuse and that we should know better. And how the Gentiles was viewed back then got my attention too, we should be carefule with that.
10 melissa reynolds - Tue, April 26, 2011 @ 9:48 AM

Ephesians 3

We are ONE in the body of Christ... PERIOD!
The path has been marked out for us - people have suffered to make the path easier for us.... all we have to do is believe!

Eph 3:18 "HOW LONG? HOW WIDE? HOW DEEP IS JESUS' LOVE FOR US???"
11 Pastor - Tue, April 26, 2011 @ 9:59 AM

Eph 3... mystery = what was unknown was made known through the Gospel.

PRAISE GOD that we share in the promise of Christ Jesus and through faith we may approach God with freedom and confidence.

We are the only limit to His Mighty power at work within us... may we inentionally "deny self and take up our cross daily to follow Him" (Luke 9:23).

Paul's living and service were carried out in and through the church.

"God give me a heart to know You more today. Strengthen, ground, and fill me through the power of Your Word. May my confidence be completely focused on Your abundant power and not my abilities or fears. May I better comprehend Your love and be filled unto God's fullness (3:16-19). In Jesus Name"
12 Joshua Abel - Tue, April 26, 2011 @ 8:19 PM

"Although I am less than the least of all the Lord’s people, this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles the boundless riches of Christ,"

- Ephesians 3:8


Understand that all we have...our possessions, our money, our families, our health, and yes YOUR TALENTS came from, and belong to the Lord. We can do nothing under our own power and might. We must humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God, and then, extend the same grace that was given to us, to all those around us! (i.e. the Gentiles)

Acts 15:19
13 Rebecca Abel - Tue, April 26, 2011 @ 10:23 PM

I read Ch. 3-4 today and they were AWESOME!!! I highlighted lots.

Paul reminded me that it is an absolute PRIVILEGE to spread the Good News, for our Savior.

He also wrote that pastors should encourage their people, and I'm so very thankful that my pastor does just that, and challenges us all to read together and lift each other up.

Oh yeah - that was another part. We are ONE body and we don't have to carry our burdens and joys alone. Each part (person) in the body of Christ helps another part out. PTL for my church family who encourage, lift up, challenge, and motivate me. What an awesome gift.
14 Pastor - Wed, April 27, 2011 @ 9:57 AM

Eph 4 Full living overflows from a rooted connection time with the Master. It is not realized through our best efforts, but through humble and quiet submission.

Through His Word, our mind is renewed... our spirit and attitude is renewed... we receive both timely compassion and correction, so that the Fruit of the Spirit (Gal 5:22-23) may be evident in increasing measure in our interaction with others.

We must constantly attend the condition of our heart. The enemy (Devil) is looking for any foothold (vr27) to exploit... especially seeds of anger, pride, loose tongues, busyness, other people or situations that try our patience, anything (good & bad) that diverts our attention from God's Word, guilt, lack of forgivness, worry, fear, lack of compassion, misdirected sensual desires, hard-heartedness, peer presure, "continual lust for more" (vrs19), health, lust for others that we are not or want, doubt, bored, emotional imbalance, playing the comparison game, entertainment, crisis, unrealized dreams, lack of urgency... and anything else that would "grieve the Holy Spirit of God." (vrs30)

We are first to fill our cup through time with the Master. Then, we are to share that love, encourage each other, bear with each others burdens, build each other up, hold each other accountable, promote peace & unity, extend His grace and mercy to those around us who least expect it or deserve it. Pursue holiness.
15 Joshua Abel - Wed, April 27, 2011 @ 10:18 PM

"From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work."

- Ephesians 4:16


We need EVERYBODY. What you do IS important.

Stop worrying about what you don't have, can't do, struggles you face, discouragements around you, and obstacles in your way.

Don't look to or at others...don't look to or at yourself. Look to Christ!


"I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD,the Maker of heaven and earth."

- Psalm 121:1-2


God designed you the way He wanted. Do the part He designed you to do...and then prepare to be blessed. Fearfully and wonderfully made! (Psalm 139:14)
16 melissa reynolds - Wed, April 27, 2011 @ 10:41 PM

Ephesians 4
Grow up, stand up, and speak up!! enough said :)
17 Sevren - Thu, April 28, 2011 @ 11:51 AM

eph 4:26-28 do not let the sun go down in anger while you are still angery, and do not give the devil a foothold. He who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with his own hands, that he may have something to share with those in need.

This probably where i finished the saying "out with my hands" doing Gods work. Read Gods word, fill the heart with the holy spirit and take in action all that you've learned. In the past all we had was Gods laws and the fear of the consaquences of not abiding by them. Now we all can have a personal relation ship with him through Christ. Praise Jesus
18 Pastor - Thu, April 28, 2011 @ 5:35 PM

Eph 5.. submit to God and each other our of reverence for Christ. The way we treat and speak to others is a reflection of our heart condition.

God wants us to be PURE in mind... PURE with our body, and PURE in speach. It's most often the second thought, the second glance, the last word that introduces impurity. We need to put up guardrails in our life to keep from going off course.

Are you ready to make the most of every opportunity today?
19 melissa reynolds - Thu, April 28, 2011 @ 9:09 PM

eph 5
i love this chapter - darkness WILL be brought to the light - it WILL be found out - even when it seems like the world is "getting away with things"!! The Bible promises that therw will be a judgement for ALL of us - but our job is NOT to judge but to be imitators of Christ - LOVING others while expecting NOTHING in return ...
20 Sevren - Fri, April 29, 2011 @ 1:39 PM

eph 5:4- nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but raher thanksgiving.

I was watching a movie the other day. (a comedey) And i couldnt get into it. Because the humer was sinfule and prety much the entire movie spoke of blasfemy.
This is a blessing. But it is sad that there are people out their that fall into the same trap of false inseption. That a fictional story can be none fictional.
Oh! I should be carefull carefule reading 5:22-33 to my wife huh? LOL God bless yall.

Wake up, o sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.

Matt 26:41 - Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing but the body is weak.
21 Pastor - Fri, April 29, 2011 @ 2:00 PM

Eph 6... A healthy child moves from dependence to independence. Spiritual relationships go against the flow... we must move from independence to dependence.

We are not strong enough on our own to withstand the devil's tactics. We must be stong in the Lord, not ourselves.

"Pray for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that i will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel" vrs 19
22 melissa reynolds - Fri, April 29, 2011 @ 3:52 PM

eph 6
"I am a Christian, a mighty might Christian.
Ive got my shield of faith
righteous breastplate
helmet if salvation
ive got my gospel shoes on
but above all....
i said above all....
above all, im dressed in the full armor of God"!!

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