No longer living as the gentiles; differentiation and shared ethical values in Ephesians
Hering (New Testament, Erskine Theological Seminary, South Carolina) explores two of the earliest examples, Colossians 3:18-4:1 and Ephesians
Part three describes the acculturation of the community to its Ephesian
environment, its attitude toward wealth and possessions, the development of leadership and authority, and the role of women, its self-designation, and its relationships between traditions and communities.
Critique: Deftly crafted, complex, compelling, "The Ephesian
Artifacts" is a terrifically entertaining roller-coaster of a read from beginning to end.
Jeremiah 23:1-6; Psalm 23; Ephesians
2:11-22; Mark 6:30-34, 53-56
I am ever more convinced that the only adequate answer to this "outdated" document is "incarnational theology," the doctrine of the cosmic Christ, especially of Ephesians
Paul opened his letter to followers of Jesus in Ephesus by explaining that God "chose us in Christ" and adopted us as children of God (Ephesians
Bible readings were read by Kimm Brook and Bob Rudd and Brian's sermon was based on these readings from Ezekiel, Ephesians
2:1-10: Grace through Faith--Chapter 2 of the Letter to the Ephesians
deaLs with the transformation the Ephesians
2 tells us: For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.
"Do not use harmful words, but only helpful words, the kind that build up and provide what is needed, so that what you say will do good to those who hear you." - Ephesians
4:29 (Good News Translation) ARE you a negative person?
They cover witnessing to the restorative justice of God in 2 Corinthians 5:16-6:13, Jesus as a practitioner of nonviolent direct action in Mark 1-3, Jesus as a teacher of restorative justice in Matthew 18, and Jesus' cross and the peacemaking vocation of the church in Ephesians
. A second volume looks at how ambassadors of peace inspired by the scripture might act concretely in today's world.