Jesus comes in fulfillment of the promises made to David and builds a (temple) house for God to live in by building the church.
Christ has come and set the Law aside by fulfilling it, bearing, in his flesh, the curse of the Law and thus establishing peace between God and man (and within the church).
The Gentiles were not formerly a part of the people of God and with that came five disadvantages, but now they are included and that is to drive them to praise God.
Our salvation is wholly a work of God’s grace, including nothing that man does, but leads to a new obedience as is fitting of those who belong to heaven.
God calls his children into a new reality by being united to the finished work of Jesus Christ.
All of humanity, outside of Christ, is described in horrific terms of absolute rebellion that characterizes hell itself, identifying all of humanity as citizens of Satan’s kingdom – his loyal subjects.
The Church is to find comfort in belonging to Christ who has gained an imperishable inheritance and guards you, for it, with unmatchable power.
We will see that prayer in the life of the believer is the natural and logical outflow of being united to Christ, and is a participation in the very prayers of Christ himself.
The Spirit of God applies the benefits of salvation, gained by Christ, to the believer by giving himself as the promise (and first payment) of the inheritance of heaven.
God’s plan for history culminated, climaxed and was fulfilled in the coming of Christ, brining clear revelation to all history and redemption.
God’s election, eternal and unconditioned, guards his grace by establishing the grounds of our inheritance in his gracious will alone.
Paul praises all the members of the Trinity, through the ministry of Jesus Christ, for what each one has done in ordaining and accomplishing the salvation of God’s people.
God’s provision of grace, which leads to peace, is heavenly and inexhaustible and ours in abundance.
Ephesians is an official letter from the eternal, heavenly king to his kingdom people, written by an official heavenly ambassador.
The most loving thing parents can do is fulfill their responsibility to nurture the faith of their children.
The Scriptures call you to first understand what Jesus has done on your behalf and only then call you to bring forth fruit of obedience.
Jesus responds to the crowd’s claim that they will believe if only they can see a sign, with the reality that belief is given by the Father, not miracles.
Jesus brings four or five witnesses before his accusers, which all amount to the testimony of the Father on Jesus behalf – justifying his claim to equality with the Father.
The Gospel Writer presents Jesus as the heavenly light who came into creation and was rejected by the Jews and Gentiles in order that be might enlighten his chosen with the knowledge of salvation causing them to be born again.