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    Christian Devotional – September 23, 2020

    Journey Through Ephesians, #14 How do we reach maturity in Christ? Can we reach maturity by ourselves? Read Ephesians 4:11-16. And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ. As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there…

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    Christian Devotional – September 22, 2020

    Journey Through Ephesians, #13 We have all been given exactly as much grace as we need. Read Ephesians 4:7-10. But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift. Therefore it says, ” when he ascended on high , he led captive a host of captives , and he gave gifts to men .” (Now this expression, “He ascended,” what does it mean except that He also had descended into the lower parts of the earth? He who descended is Himself also He who ascended far above all the heavens, so that He might fill all things.)Ephesians 4:7‭-‬10 NASBhttps://bible.com/bible/100/eph.4.7-10.NASB As Paul continues to explain,…

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    Christian Devotional – September 20, 2020

    Journey Through Ephesians, #12 God is in control. No matter what is going on and no matter what situation we find ourselves in, God is in control and over all. Read Ephesians 4:1-6. Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism,…

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    Christian Devotional – September 16, 2020

    Journey Through Ephesians, #11 To know. There are a lot of things that we “know.” We are constantly processing information each day and yet there are truths that Christ wants us to have complete confidence in. He wants us to “know.” Read Ephesians 3:14-21. For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may…

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    Christian Devotional – September 15, 2020

    Journey Through Ephesians, #10 Boldness and confidence. Because of Christ and what Christ has done in our lives, we can come to him boldly and confidently. Read Ephesians 3:11-13. This was in accordance with the eternal purpose which He carried out in Christ Jesus our Lord, in whom we have boldness and confident access through faith in Him. Therefore I ask you not to lose heart at my tribulations on your behalf, for they are your glory.Ephesians 3:11‭-‬13 NASBhttps://bible.com/bible/100/eph.3.11-13.NASB We have no reason to be discouraged or to lose hope. Because of what Christ has done in us and through us, we can confidently approach his throne of grace and…

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    Christian Devotional – September 14, 2020

    Journey Through Ephesians, #9 God gives us wisdom for a purpose. Read Ephesians 3:1-10. For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles- if indeed you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace which was given to me for you; that by revelation there was made known to me the mystery, as I wrote before in brief. By referring to this, when you read you can understand my insight into the mystery of Christ, which in other generations was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed to His holy apostles and prophets in the Spirit;…

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    Christian Devotional – September 13, 2020

    Journey Through Ephesians, #8 You belong. So many people in the world are searching for that sense of belonging and fellowship. Paul explains where we can find that. Read Ephesians 2:17-22. and he came and preached peace to you who were far away , and peace to those who were near ; for through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God’s household, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone, in whom the whole…

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    Christian Devotional – September 12, 2020

    Journey Through Ephesians, #7 So much has been talked about regarding division and hatred in the United States recently. But division and anger are not new concepts. Read Ephesians 2:11-16. Therefore remember that formerly you, the Gentiles in the flesh, who are called “Uncircumcision” by the so-called “Circumcision,” which is performed in the flesh by human hands- remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For…

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    Christian Devotional – September 11, 2020

    Journey Through Ephesians, #6 We are God’s workmanship, created for his purpose. Read Ephesians 2:6-10. and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in…

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    Christian Devotional – September 10, 2020

    Journey Through Ephesians, #5 But God. Such a great phrase and the start of a new beginning, a new hope. To truly understand the depth of that phrase, we have to understand everything that comes before it. Read Ephesians 2:1-5. And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature…