In verses 15-20, Peter points out that Judas ought to be replaced.
When facing tough times, the Bible is a great place to go for guidance.
I am looking forward to this two-week study! Joseph is one of my Bible heroes.
Joseph sets an example that I want to follow.
The phrase “word of God” appears in the NIV 39 times.
These words are found most frequently in Acts, a total of 11 times. The only time “Word of God” is capitalized and used as a proper noun is in Revelation 19:13.
However, I sense that the intent of the Navigators’ two-week study is based more upon John’s description of Jesus in John 1:1-18.
It’s hard to get too excited about solid theology (like in Ephesians 1) when Christians behave so poorly that nonbelievers aren’t interested in all Jesus has to offer.
We spend lots of time thinking about getting our bodies in shape.
But what kind of shape is the church in these days?
What do you think it would look like?
In verses 15-21, Paul writes a powerful prayer for his readers.
Who do you pray for?
In verses 11-14, Paul discusses the complex interaction between human belief and God’s will.
In verses 3-10, Paul emphasizes that Jesus pursues us. It’s not a one-way street, totally dependent upon our own efforts to become right with God.
In Ephesians 1:1-2, Paul includes his typical greetings.
However, it is noted that not all early manuscripts included the words “in Ephesus,” so it’s likely that this letter was intended for an audience over a wide geographical range that happened to be centered around Ephesus.