Monthly Archives: September 2012

Ephesians 2:15

What is it that causes us to want to fight with each other—that which will not allow us to “just get along?” It’s easy to say that fighting is caused by certain unusually aggressive individuals, but what can we say … Continue reading

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Ephesians 2:14

If you had to die today, what would you want to tell others? What final, significant piece of information would you like to pass on to those who remain? As a parent I frequently consider this, not because I’ve been … Continue reading

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Ephesians 2:13

A report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration says that one in five Americans experienced some sort of mental illness in 2010.  Interestingly, however, the more you attend church, the less likely you are to experience these … Continue reading

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Ephesians 2:12

Why do some people commit suicide? What is it that causes them to so lose hope that they are deceived into taking their own lives? According to chartsbin.com someone dies from suicide every 40 seconds, and worldwide suicides have increased … Continue reading

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Ephesians 2:11

What is circumcision? What is its significance, and is it important? Most people not of Jewish decent only become aware of this issue when they have a baby boy and the nurse asks what they want to do. Circumcision, however, … Continue reading

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Ephesians 2:10

Why is it increasingly unpopular to identify yourself as a Christian? Moreover, why does being a Christian conjure up unsavory images in the minds of so many people? While there are many factors that have contributed to the negative stereotype … Continue reading

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Ephesians 2:9

What is one of the biggest struggles for many people? Other than showing ourselves to have had“an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God… [being] hardened through the deceitfulness of sin” (Hebrews 3:12-13), the single most dangerous sin … Continue reading

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Ephesians 2:8

Other than “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth…” (Genesis 1:1) and “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son…” (John 3:16), which is probably the most famous verse in the Bible? If you said, “For by … Continue reading

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Ephesians 2:7

Why is God good to us? Why has He given us a new birth and a new life in Christ, and a part in His economy—His kingdom? God’s mighty plan of redemption began before the foundation of the world, and “we … Continue reading

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Ephesians 2:6

Who deserves heaven? Do we, if we’re pretty good, or some especially godly people who have it all together spiritually? Perhaps some saints of old, such as Athanasius or Bede do, or at the very least, certainly Paul or Peter … Continue reading

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