Episode 1: Your New Family (Ephesians 1)
It is said that the word home is one of the most powerful, evocative words in any language. What comes to mind when you first think of home? Do you feel warm, or cold? Do you think live, laugh, love, or lie, hide, shame? For most of us, it's a blend of all of it. What would home be like if God w...
Episode 2: Power Family (Ephesians 1)
Having revealed some of the blessings of our adoption, Paul pauses to pray for us. He prays for wisdom, enlightenment and knowledge of God because he knows that we will need divine perspective to manage our calling, our inheritance, and the power that comes with the family name.
Episode 3: Family Portrait (Ephesians 2)
In chapter 2 of Ephesians, we encounter the key verse of the whole letter, and the central idea of salvation by grace. This is the essence of our adoption into the family of God. And, if grace opened the door for us, then all are welcome by the same front door. As God's children, we have many sib...
Episode 4: Home School (Ephesians 3)
We are getting comfortable in our new family, we've toured the house and met our siblings. Now, in chapter 3, Paul unveils the family secret. Lean in to listen to the mystery that has been hidden for generations. It's a lot to take in, so Paul finishes this section by praying for our inner streng...
Episode 5: Learning to Walk (Ephesians 4)
The author, Paul, pivots in chapter 4. In the first three chapters, he laid out the many blessings of being adopted into God's Dream Home, and now the focus is on us. What are the expectations of children of God? How should we behave? Paul uses the word "walk" to describe a lifestyle change that ...
Episode 6: Walking Lessons (Ephesians 5)
We are still learning how to walk in a manner worthy of our calling. In chapter 5, Paul offers a comprehensive "walking lesson". He teaches us how to walk in love, walk in light, and walk in wisdom. This is how we manage friendship, career and family, but the family is where the rubber meets the ...
Episode 7: The Struggle is Real (Ephesians 6)
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Our teacher, Paul sends us, children of God, out into the world knowing that we will face battles, so he gives us everything we will need. Our enemies are not flesh and blood, but spiritual enemies like lies,...