In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace

Redemption Through His Blood.

By David Maby | April 25, 2020

Ephesians 1:7-10 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for…

he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.

Adopted according to His will.

By David Maby | April 23, 2020

Ephesians 1:5-6 He predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. Paul gives us another two verses packed with spiritual content. Predestination, adoption, the will of God and his…

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

By David Maby | April 22, 2020

Ephesians 1:3-4 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. Paul starts with the words “Blessed…

To the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful in Christ Jesus

In Christ Jesus

By David Maby | April 21, 2020

Ephesians 1:1-2 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, to the saints who are in Ephesus, and the faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  Ephesus was an important place for Paul. He had worked there for over three years…

Grace of God

The Grace of God

By David Maby | April 8, 2020

The grace of God is one of the most important subjects that the Apostle Paul taught about. This post aims to introduce the idea of the grace of God drawn from what Paul taught in his epistles. The 1st centaury concept of grace and patronage will also be explored from a biblical perspective. The grace…

Glory forevermore

By David Maby | October 14, 2018

Romans 16:25-27 25 Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret for long ages 26 but has now been disclosed and through the prophetic writings has been made known to all nations, according…

salvation by grace

The grace of our Lord be with you

By David Maby | October 12, 2018

Romans 16:19-24 19 For your obedience is known to all, so that I rejoice over you, but I want you to be wise as to what is good and innocent as to what is evil. 20 The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be…

watch out

Watch out!

By David Maby | October 11, 2018

Romans 16:17-18 17 I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. 18 For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of…

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Be a people person

By David Maby | October 9, 2018

Romans 16: 1-16 I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a servant of the church at Cenchreae, 2 that you may welcome her in the Lord in a way worthy of the saints, and help her in whatever she may need from you, for she has been a patron of many and of myself as…