VB048: Eph. 2:1-10

[VB048 Podcast Notes] Ephesians 2:1-10 Chapter 1 emphasized our possessions (riches) in Christ; and we will see that chapter 2 emphasizes our position in Christ. Your position determines your possessions and authority. For example; regardless of where the President of the United States may be physically, his position, where he is seated, (as the man who sits in the White … Read More

VB047: Eph. 1:15-23

[VB047 Podcast Notes] Our Example Prayer for Enlightenment (Eph. 1:15-23) There are two prayers in Ephesians: The first is for enlightenment, (1:15-23), and the second for enhancement, in chapter 3:13-21. Paul prays first that we may know what Christ has done for us; then in chapter 3, he prays that we may live up to these wonderful blessings and put … Read More

VB046: Eph. 1:7-12

[VB046 Podcast Notes] Ephesians 1:7-12 Ephesians is the only letter Paul wrote that does not include some sort of correction for the church. Ephesians is power-packed and is the most concentrated teaching of Paul’s writings. Perhaps that is why we are studying the longest run-on sentence in the Bible. In the Greek, chapter 1, verses 3-14 is one sentence. I … Read More

VB045: Eph. 1:1-6

[VB045 Podcast Notes] Ephesians 1:1-6 The key thought in chapter one is the wealth of blessings we have as Christians – spiritual blessings that are ours because we are in Christ (1:3). Paul tells us that each Person of the Godhead has blessed us (vv. 3-14), and then he prays for us to have an understanding of these blessings, and … Read More

VB044: Where Is Your Treasure?

Where Is Your Treasure? [Ps 33:21; Rom 8:24; Ps 56:3-4; Mt 6:20-21] Do you put your trust in the First Bank & Trust Company down on the street corner? Or do you trust in the Lord and invest in the kingdom of heaven? Ps 33:21 (NIV) – In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. Hearts: … Read More

VB043: Always Time To Pray

Always Time To Pray [Ephesians 6:18] How’s your prayer life? Is prayer a Central and significant part of your life, or is it something you do when you are with other believers? Is prayer a daily discipline for you, or do you mainly pray when you get in trouble? Do you pray when you are home alone, or do you … Read More