Excerpts from Ephesus – Part 3

Making Known the Mystery of His Will Ephesians 1:8-12 Ephesians 1:8-12 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; 9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: 10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he … Continue reading Excerpts from Ephesus – Part 3

Excerpts from Ephesus – Part 2

Introduction The Apostle Paul’s Epistle to the church at Ephesus With very little argument, the Book of Ephesians is attributed to the Apostle Paul. Paul’s ministry to the church at Ephesus is found in the Acts of the Apostles. (Acts 18:18-21; 19:2-41; 20:17-35) Paul wrote this letter from his Roman prison cell, somewhere around 60-63 … Continue reading Excerpts from Ephesus – Part 2

Excerpts from Ephesus, Part 1

This is the first “excerpt” from a commentary that I have written titled: “Ephesians: Preparing the Believer for Spiritual Warfare.”I am always in awe of the writers of the Bible. To put pen to papyrus, inspired by the Holy Spirit, to tell the story of God to man, is most wonderful and exciting. Next to … Continue reading Excerpts from Ephesus, Part 1

Does God Have Authority in the Life of the Believer?

Using Galatians 1:1-5 as reference, the Apostle Paul gives an example of how the authority of God's calling on our life should be protected and expressed.  Paul, an apostle—not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead—and all the brothers who are with me, … Continue reading Does God Have Authority in the Life of the Believer?

What did the Apostle Paul believe concerning the Gospel of Grace as the only means of Salvation?

It is very important to understand the history of Paul. In his own words, he describes himself as: “I am verily a man which am a Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, yet brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, and taught according to the perfect manner of the law … Continue reading What did the Apostle Paul believe concerning the Gospel of Grace as the only means of Salvation?