Thursday, September 27, 2012

It's All That Matters

Two Sunday's ago we started a new series in our Sunday School class...we are studying Ephesians.  We watched a short little video then went through some discussion questions. 

We talked about the letter that Paul wrote to Ephesus {and surrounding churches} and all the sweet goodness in chapter 1.  For example: 

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. 


In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, he[d] made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ,


15 For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, 16 I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.

but my favorite....

17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. 18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe.

During the discussion I talked about why I love verses 17-19..and why those verses are ALL THAT MATTERS.  

Paul wants us to read the Bible and have all the wisdom and knowledge through it so that we can understand life!!!  I mean without striving to "get" God's word we are just floundering around in life.  But if we delve into His word, and we pray for "enlightenment" to understand it, God will reveal all that we need to make it through how to pick a mate, how to raise your children, how and why to tithe, how to praise Him, how to intercede for others (look up there in verse 15!!!), how to stand up for what's right, how to bring OTHERS to Christ!!  It's all in the study, knowledge...understanding God's AWESOME WORDS!!     

How blessed we are to have God's word to draw from!! 

Very blessed are we!!

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