How Much Hunger…for Truth! : Ephesians 4:25-5:10

This section of St. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians is chock full of both admonishment and encouragement.  He gives the Christians to whom he is writing specific behavioral guidelines which have their foundation firmly in the history and prophecy which we find in the Old Testament.  The central teaching upon which he draws is the […]

Be Renewed: Ephesians 4:17-24

…and be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and put on the new nature, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.  (verses 23, 24) In my own Lenten journal, I become aware of “where the rubber meets the road,” as Lent calls upon me again to persevere in practical ways […]

Lead a Life Worthy: Ephesians 4:1-16, cont.

There is an exhortation in Luke’s gospel, words of the Lord Jesus Himself in His explanation of the meaning of the parable of the seed and the sower, in which the first three verses of Ephesians 4 is rooted:  And as for (the seed sown in) the good soil, they are those who, hearing the […]

One Body and One Spirit: Ephesians 4:1-13

There are some wonderful scriptural cross-references in St. Paul’s other letters which can enrich our understanding of what the Apostle is teaching the Ephesian Christians in chapter 4.  Verses 1-3 relate well to Romans 12:1,2 and Colossians 3:12-14.  And the passage concerning the spiritual gifts given to the people of God, verses 4-13, has two […]