Principles of the Faith

The Kingdom of Heaven — The Kingdom of Heaven is our starting point, the beginning of a story in which our good King who loves and cares for all within His kingdom, gives all of … Read More

Ephesians 6:10–24

  We need both strength and protection that only God can give in order to wrestle with spiritual forces at work in our life. As believers, we are given spiritual armor from God to stand … Read More

Ephesians 6:1–9

These verses show us how we are to be towards our parents and the importance of submitting to their authority and honoring them. The meaning of “honor” in this context has to do with putting … Read More

Ephesians 5:21–33

“Be subject to one another in the fear of Messiah”. Before speaking on submission within the context of marriage, Paul also emphasizes the need for mutual submission to one another within the context of any … Read More

Ephesians 5:7–20

Verse 7 begins with ‏“therefore”. This word cues us into the fact that this passage connects to the previous passage. The previous passages spoke of how we must put away those things that we held … Read More

Ephesians 4:25–5:6

In Chapter 1, Paul goes into detail about the Gospel and how God has forgiven us and how God has a purpose and a calling on our life. Paul speaks clearly to the Ephesians of … Read More

Ephesians 4:17–24

The book of Ephesians is comprised of two parts: This section (Ephesians 4:17–24) focuses on how the Good News produces fruit within our personal life as believers. In Ephesus, there was a temple to the … Read More

Career and Influence as Believers

In order to be intentional about how we influence others, it is beneficial to understand the spheres of influence in this world such as education, politics/government, communications, art, entertainment, sports, business, law, and religion. As … Read More

Ephesians 4:7–16

When reading the Scriptures, attention to context is especially important. Context helps us to understand what is really being said to us in order to more clearly see the details of the big picture being … Read More

Ephesians 4:1–6

Verses 1–6 make clear the way that Paul expected the Ephesians to relate to one another. If Paul had begun the letter with this, the Ephesians might not have wanted to read the rest of … Read More