A series through the book of Ephesians.
Set up road signs; put up guideposts.Take note of the highway, the road that you take. Return, Virgin Israel, return to your towns.
Vision includes the ability to see, the faith to believe, and the courage to act. As we look into the new year, it's important to seek to understand God's vision for our lives.
Jesus Came to Bring Hope. "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead."
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
We can find our motivation in how Christ has loved us. The very love that He showed us on the cross requires us to serve as Jesus served.
Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”
Now about the gifts of the Spirit, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed. 2 You know that when you were pagans, somehow or other you were influenced and led astray to mute idols. 3 Therefore I want you to know that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus be cursed,” and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit.
When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit...
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.