What Spiritual Blessings Belong to God’s People in Christ? (Part 1)

This is the first part of a five-part blog series. Paul begins his letter to the Ephesians (after he greets them, of course) with these words: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places” (1:3). God’s blessings are…

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Delightful

Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.  (Psalm 37:4) What does it mean to delight in the Lord?  It means to find pleasure, satisfaction and happiness in the Lord, in His character, His will, and His ways. How is that manifested in our lives?  By spending time…

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What in the World?

Believer, rejoice, for the Lord has shown you tremendous favor. He has extravagantly and unselfishly lavished His great love and affections on you. Indeed, you are the apple of His eye. What, then, have we to grumble about?  What complaint can we bring before our God? By His great grace and merciful loving-kindness, our cup…

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Irrefutable

Not every believer has had a road to Damascus conversion experience. Not everyone knew from the word go that they were His. Since the creation of His Church, people have questioned their salvation. How do we know this? The entire book of 1 John was written to address this very topic. God Himself, writing through…

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Who Do You Think You’re Talking To?

In Matthew 6:9-13, Jesus, God, has given us a model prayer.  There is no one who ever walked the earth who had a better, more effectual, God honoring prayer life than Jesus.   Jesus, being God Himself, being one with the Father, knew who He was praying to.  Jesus, laying aside His Glory in obedience to…

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Nothing New Under the Sun

The Old Testament is a collection of love stories and tragedies, failures and victories, depravities and virtues, woes and blessings.   Some parts are enough to make you squeamish, others make you mad, and there are some parts that make you cluck your tongue in disgust.  But don’t be too hasty to pass judgment on those…

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Black and White and Red All Over

How can 66 books, written by 40 different people, over thousands of years, be perfect and consistent throughout?   Because the God of the universe, creator of everything, who spoke it all into being, the source of all wisdom and knowledge, wrote it, that’s how.   Incredible, yes?  Yes.  So, since God, holy and righteous, the Ancient…

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