Ephesians

Jesus opens doors for faithful Christians

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. –Ephesians 3:20-21 Jesus is in the business of opening doors for […]

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How you can be filled with God’s Spirit

And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit… –Ephesians 5:18 There’s a man I know who’s lived for the Lord many years now. When he was about 26 years old, he had a real tragedy in his life and he didn’t know what to do. So […]

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Living every moment to God’s glory

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. –Ephesians 5:15-16 Benjamin Franklin once wrote, “Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of.” But every now and then I’ll hear someone […]

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Your Power Through Jesus Christ

Several years ago popular singing competition television show called The X Factor. The show gets its title from a term that’s used to denote a certain quality or qualities that cause a person to rise above the ordinary and become a star.

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God’s Answer for Anger

What do women really want?

What is it that women really want? The late Gary Smalley, the noted Christian author and marriage counselor, once gave nine specific needs of a wife in the marriage relationship:

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How marriage makes you like Christ

The Greek legend of Pygmalion describes the man who couldn’t find a wife to suit him, so he decided that he would make a wife for himself. He sculpted a beautiful woman and knocked off all the rough edges and made this woman just how he imagined. So he got down on his knees and, according to the legend, prayed to his gods and the woman came alive and became his wife. 

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The difference between faith and works

Isn’t it funny how there are basically two kinds of religions in the world? There are those religions of works, which are false religions. And then there is religion by faith, which is true religion. Those are the only two categories: works-based religion and faith-based religion.

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The power of Christ’s blood in your life

One day Napoleon was standing before his army after he was defeated at Waterloo. He was trying to cover his losses and see what his next move would be. Napoleon realized that his quest for world domination was practically over. He had a map of the world on the wall and on that map the British Isles were marked in red. Napoleon angrily said to his generals, as he pointed to the red marked on that map, “Were it not for that red spot, we would have conquered the world!”

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How you can move from death to life

I heard about a man from China who was keeping up a family tradition of putting a nine-course meal on one of his family member’s graves. One day, an American was also at the cemetery putting flowers on his family member’s grave. So the American watched the Chinese man place a full nine-course meal on that grave. He was amused.

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