Ephesians

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Ephesians 6:10-18: Spiritual Warfare: What It Is And What It Isn’t

It might not seem like it, but there is a great war raging right now, and Christians and Messianic Jews are in the middle of it. We’re in the middle of a war between God and the good angels versus Satan and the fallen angels, the kingdom of God versus the kingdom of darkness. It’s a war for the souls

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Ephesians 6:10-24: Real Spiritual Warfare

In this letter written to the Community of Messianic Jews and Christians in Ephesus, the Lord’s divinely inspired representative taught them that God has blessed us with amazing spiritual blessings. With the coming of the Messiah, the Lord is doing something new. He is ending humanity’s divisions and creating one new man, a new united humanity made up of Jews

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Ephesians 6:1-9: Relationships Between Children And Parents; Slaves And Masters

In the first part of this letter, Rabbi Paul dealt with theological and spiritual issues. In this part of Paul’s letter to Messiah’s Community at Ephesus, the Lord’s divinely inspired representative teaches us about some practical issues, specifically, how to deal with our most important relationships. First is our relationship to those in the Community of Salvation. It’s to be

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Ephesians 5:21-33: Submit To One Another; Husbands And Wives

Because of the Fall of Man, human beings are endarkened. They are confused about the most basic things - that there is a God; that He is a person with mind, emotion and will; that He is Three And Yet One - Father, Son and Spirit; that He created us in His image; that we joined the rebellion of the

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Ephesians 5:1-20: Living Differently From A Spiritually And Morally Corrupt World

It’s important to understand the nature of man. If we don’t understand who we are; if we don’t diagnose the human condition properly, we won’t look to the right solution for our problems. We won’t go to the right source to get the help that we so desperately need. We won’t live the way we should live; and we won’t

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Ephesians 4:17-32 – Living Differently From A Corrupt World

It’s important to understand the nature of man. If we don’t understand who we are, if we don’t diagnose the human condition properly, we won’t look to the right solution for our problems. We won’t go to the right source to get the help that we need – and we desperately need help; we won’t live the way we should

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Ephesians 4:1-13 – Great Unity With A Diversity Of Gifts That Results In Spiritual Maturity Part 2

In the first part of chapter four, because he was an apostle who had spiritual authority, and because he was suffering on their behalf, Rabbi Paul asked the Messianic Jews and Christians in Ephesus to live a life different from a fallen world made up of sinful human beings who are divided and unrighteous. They were to life a life

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Ephesians 4:1-13 – Great Unity With A Diversity Of Gifts That Results In Spiritual Maturity

Humanity is deeply divided. We are fractured along many lines - language, geography, race, skin color, gender, religion, ideology, politics, economic status. This division has stirred up hatred and wars. For thousands of years, humanity has been plagued by people hating and harming other people; nation hating nation; racism, wars, holocausts and genocides. Messiah’s Community, made up of the faithful

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Ephesians 3:14-21: To Be Rooted And Established in Love

Another Prayer - To The Father; For Strength In The Inner Being; To Be Rooted And Established in Love; To Understand The Vast Love Of Messiah; To Help Us Reach Our Full Potential; Honoring God Who Is Able To Do Far More Than We Can Ask Or Imagine; Thankful That That Same Immeasurable Power Is Working In Us, Guaranteeing We

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Ephesians 3:1-13: Gentile Christians Are Heirs With Messianic Jews

Earlier in this letter, Paul had been teaching the Ephesians about the new unity between the Messianic Jewish remnant and the Gentile Christian remnant. Here, the Lord’s divinely inspired Representative goes into more detail. For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Messiah Yeshua for the sake of you Gentiles - surely you have heard about the administration of God’s

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Ephesians 2:11-21: One New Humanity Of Jews And Gentiles

Gentiles, Who Were Far From God And Salvation, Have Been Brought Near; One New Humanity Of Jews And Gentiles; Gentile Christians Are Fellow Citizens With The Messianic Jewish Remnant; Together, We Are A Dwelling Place For God! Humanity is broken, fractured, divided. Deeply divided. Humanity has been divided since the tower of Babel. We are fractured along many lines -

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Ephesians 2:1-10: Human Beings Are Spiritually Dead

Human Beings Are Spiritually Dead; Living In Opposition To The Ways of God; Participants In the Rebellion Of The Fallen Angels So That We Follow The Adversary And Are Demonized To Various Degrees; Our Nature Has Been Corrupted; We Deserve Wrath. But We Have Been Saved By Grace And Made Alive And Raised To Heavenly Realms And Graciously Empowered To

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Ephesians 1:15-23: Paul’s Prayers For The Ephesians

Paul’s Prayers For The Ephesians: For More Knowledge About God; For More Knowledge About The Hope Of Our Inheritance; For More Knowledge About The Power Available To Us At the beginning of this letter, Paul addressed the Ephesians as holy people, joined to the Messiah and faithful to Him. Now, the Lord’s divinely inspired representative builds on that thought. For

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Ephesians 1:1-14: Who Paul Is; Who The Ephesians Are; Who God Is; What Some Of Our Spiritual Blessings Are

Background: Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Philemon are sometimes referred to as the Prison Letters, since they were written during Paul’s first Roman imprisonment. For two years, Paul was kept in or near the barracks of the Praetorian Guard, or in rental quarters which he paid for. Messiah’s Community at Ephesus probably began with Aquila, who was a Messianic Jew, and

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Ephesians 1:1-5

This letter was written by Paul toward the end of his glorious life. He had faithfully been serving the Lord for many years. He had declared the truth about Messiah far and wide. He had seen great results. The Lord used him to start and establish many congregations in a wide area. The Lord had done extraordinary miracles through him.

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Ephesians 1:5-8

Because of the God of Israel and the Messiah, we are saints. We have been set apart to accomplish some very special purposes. We are set apart from the forces of sin and death, separated from a lost and dying world, set apart for salvation, set apart to be close to God, set apart to serve the Lord, set apart

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Ephesians 1:12-14

Let’s review: All these amazing blessings that come to us - being predestined and chosen before the foundation of the world so that we will be holy and blameless, salvation, redemption, forgiveness of our trespasses, sainthood, sonship, the recipients of grace and peace and every spiritual blessing in Heaven, enriched with a great inheritance, being joined to the Beloved Messiah

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Ephesians 1:15-18 – Paul’s Prayer for the Saints At Ephesus, Part 1

After introducing himself, praising God, teaching them about God the Father, and Messiah Yeshua the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and all that they have and are when they are joined to the Messiah, the great Rabbi from Tarsus prays for them. For this reason I too, having heard of the faith in the Lord Yeshua which exists among you

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Ephesians 1:17-23 – Paul’s Prayer for the Saints At Ephesus, Part 2

We are going to pick up with chapter one, verse 17. After introducing himself, praising the Lord, teaching them about God the Father, and Messiah Yeshua the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and all that they have and are when they are in Messiah, joined to the One who is fully God and fully Man, and because they are precious

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Ephesians 2:1-7

The second chapter of the great Rabbi’s letter to the congregation at Ephesus is very important. It contains some foundational doctrines: the doctrine of the Total Depravity of man; the doctrine of salvation by grace alone; the relationship between Messianic Jews and Messianic Gentiles. May the Lord help each one of us to understand and embrace and apply these important

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Ephesians 2:8-10

The second chapter of the great Rabbi’s letter to the congregation at Ephesus is very important. It contains some foundational doctrines: the doctrine of the total depravity of man; the doctrine of salvation by grace alone; and it contains important teaching on the relationship between Messianic Jews and Messianic Gentiles. May the Lord help each one of us to understand

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Ephesians 2:11-14

We come to the third main teaching of chapter 2, and that is the relationship between Jews and Gentiles. With the coming, the death, the burial, the resurrection, the ascension, and the giving of the Spirit of the Messiah, something new, something radical, has taken place, both for Jews and Gentiles - but especially for Gentiles. Therefore remember that formerly

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Ephesians 2:14-17

The second chapter of the great Rabbi’s letter to the congregation at Ephesus is very important. It contains some foundational doctrines: the doctrine of the total depravity of man; the doctrine of salvation by grace alone; and the third main teaching of chapter 2, which is the new relationship between Jews and Gentiles. With the coming of the Son of

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Ephesians 2:17-22

The second chapter of the great Rabbi’s letter to the congregation at Ephesus is very important. It contains some foundational doctrines: the doctrine of the total depravity of man; the doctrine of salvation by grace alone; and the third main teaching of chapter 2, which is the new relationship between Jews and Gentiles. With the coming of the Son of

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