Category Reading Plan

2018 Bible Reading

Well, 2017 is almost done and dusted.  And, if you want to make a good start into 2018, now is the time to start preparing to make that happen. One of the best ways to use the new year is to grow in your understanding and love of God.  To do this, it is paramount […]

Further Blessings from the Son (Ephesisans 1:9-12)

If you’ve been reading my whole series on Ephesians, and have a keen eye, you would have noticed that I have skipped verse 8.  There is no prejudice in this; I am not against the verse.  It’s just that verse 8 finishes off the thought that was started in verse  7.  That is, one of […]

God’s Will for You

While reading through 1 Thessalonians with my 2017 Bible Reading Plan, I was impressed by how clear the author reveals God’s will for our lives.  This stands in stark contrast with how many in the church today live, even my self at times.  Often, we hear our friends, family, or ourselves, say “I don’t know what […]

Bless God for Our Blessings (Ephesians 1:3-7)

A little while ago I was thankful to be able to teach at the OBC Youth Group. It was a tremendous blessing for me personally to be able to teach on Ephesians 1:3-7.  It is a passage in which I have taken much joy in recently. Here is what I said: Let me start by […]

Desire Grace (Ephesians 1:2)

It has been some time since my last post on Ephesians, but I still mean to work my way through it.  I suppose, actually taking the time to look into it, formulate my thoughts, and write them down has taken longer than I guessed.  But I’m the richer for it.  Meditating on God’s Word more […]

3 Characteristics of a True Christian (Ephesians 1:1)

I meant to bypass writing about this introduction. I wanted to rush headlong into the “juicy stuff”.  But, I couldn’t bring myself to do it. Maybe my maturity is starting to show. Or, more likely, my conviction that “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching…” kept me from overlooking this verse full […]

Ephesians 1, What’s to Come

I once read a story where a drill serjeant barked out an order to a bunch of recruits: “All you blockheads, get moving!” They all obeyed, except one. Angered, by the seemingly deliberate defiance by this young soldier. The serjeant marched up to him and snarled, “Well?” The young recruit replied, “there sure were a […]