A human being lives, but he is given life.
Today we start on the books of Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians. We will go through each book Ephesians about 15 days, Philippians 15 days, and Colossians 10 days. This will give us plenty of time to talk about each book and I hope you enjoy each of them. I look forward to hearing what you have to say about the daily topic.
Also, I have noticed that we have been getting a lot of commits with website links to private sites. Please understand that I will read your commits and even replay to you, but this is a study group and I will not post any commit on the main board with links to an outside website, unless they are related to the topic.
For the most part I will use the “New King James Version” of the Bible, but there maybe times I change and when I do I will tell you. But use the version you like best. So one once asked what is the best version to use and the replay was “the one you are willing to read” the only thing I ask if you are going to quote the Bible please do not use a paraphrase Bible like “Clear word” I like reading it but it
is not a “translation” it is a “paraphrase”
One last thing before we get started feel free to post I love to hear everyone’s thoughts. It is ok to disagree with others, just understand we may disagree with you as will.
Daily reading: Ephesians 1:1-15
1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and faithful in Christ Jesus: 2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Redemption in Christ
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, 4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, 5 having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, 6 to the praise of the
glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved. 7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace 8 which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence, 9 having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, 10 that in the dispensation of the fullness of
the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth—in Him. 11 In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, 12 that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.
13 In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, 14 who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.
There are a few things that caught my eye as I was reading the txt for today.
Supporting Scripture; I have not removed this section. I am just moving the Supporting Scripture in to my commits.
Personal Reflection and Discussion