Lift Your Eyes – Forget the Channel
By Lionel Windsor
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Lift Your Eyes is a series of reflections covering every sentence in Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. In each reflection, I take a short portion from the letter, provide a translation, describe what it’s saying, and reflect on what it means for our lives and our relationships with others. As you read Ephesians, it is my prayer that Paul’s letter will lift your eyes, raise your sights, and help you to stand. The reflections will be published twice a week starting 25 January 2019 and finishing in September 2019.
||CleanRejoicing in the blessing of others (Ephesians 1:11–12)||Although the Bible is always relevant to us, not every sentence is directly about us. When we realise this, we can rejoice in God’s blessings even more.Read the full post: Rejoicing in the blessing of others (Ephesians 1:11–12)||21 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSo here’s the plan (Ephesians 1:8–10)||The God of the universe has a plan to sum up all things in Christ. He’s revealed that plan to us, and is putting it into effect through the gospel.Read the full post: So here’s the plan (Ephesians 1:8–10)||18 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAre you trying to redeem yourself? (Ephesians 1:6b–7)||When it comes to God, we can’t redeem ourselves. Redemption is something that God has to do—and has done—for us. This is why it’s such a wonderful thing.Read the full post: Are you trying to redeem yourself? (Ephesians 1:6b–7)||14 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat if it’s not about me? (Ephesians 1:4–6a)||The Bible gives us a vision for living life that’s the exact opposite of the narcissistic attitude. This is highly confronting, and profoundly comforting.Read the full post: What if it’s not about me? (Ephesians 1:4–6a)||11 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#inChrist (Ephesians 1:3)||Ephesians starts with an explosion of praise for the ‘blessings’ God has given to us. But they’re different from the kind of blessings we often talk about.Read the full post: #inChrist (Ephesians 1:3)||7 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThis God (Ephesians 1:2)||Many people believe in ‘God’. But the word ‘God’ means different things to different people. What does the Bible say about God: who he is and what he’s like?Read the full post: This God (Ephesians 1:2)||4 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmazing holiness (Ephesians 1:1b)||God sees believers in Jesus as holy. This fact is amazing, especially when you grasp the history of the gospel going out from Israel to the nations.Read the full post: Amazing holiness (Ephesians 1:1b)||31 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPaul: in his own words (Ephesians 1:1a)||Who do you think the Apostle Paul is? It's worth listening carefully to the words Paul himself chooses to define his own identity at the start his letter.Read the full post: Paul: in his own words (Ephesians 1:1a)||28 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLift Your Eyes: Introducing Ephesians||When believers in Jesus were in danger of losing heart, Paul wrote Ephesians. This letter lifts our eyes to see God’s amazing plan through Jesus Christ.Read the full post: Lift Your Eyes: Introducing Ephesians||24 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
Simple and refreshing. Thanks Lionel!