Saturday Scripture | Exploring Ephesians: A Brief Review

We are continuing our exploration of Ephesians, the letter written by the Apostle Paul. Did you know that in all likelihood Paul didn't write this letter to the church in Ephesus? Instead, he intended it to be a circular letter to be shared and read in a number of adjoining congregations throughout Asia Minor. During … Continue reading Saturday Scripture | Exploring Ephesians: A Brief Review

Saturday Scripture | Exploring Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians

Early on in my recommitment to Christ, my late friend David Vinyard pointed me to the book of Ephesians as a good starting point for understanding what God had done in my life and for uncovering what a Christian life well-lived looked like. This coming Fall, the men's group I lead, alongside several faithful brothers … Continue reading Saturday Scripture | Exploring Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians

Morning Prayer 17 | Self-Control

Self-control is the final fruit of the Spirit Paul lists. Self-control is the ability to master oneself.  What does it mean to master oneself? How do we do that? 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 (ESV) … Continue reading Morning Prayer 17 | Self-Control